The Dutch lawyer and speaker Juanita Headley was preparing to return to Amsterdam after attending an event in Ghana. Due to a delay in her initial plane, the author and human rights defender was forced to change flights. In the negotiations for the change, she asked the staff of the company, Kenya Airways, the vegan menubut what was found during the journey of more than six hours could hardly be described as refreshment.
outraged Due to the scarce food received, he has shared his story in different media to denounce a situation that he considers “unacceptable” in the times in which we live, when veganism and other special food needs are the order of the day. While the rest of the passenger received plates of hot food, all the staff could provide in their place was some fresh fruit and some nuts.
As he has reported to insiders, “I was sitting on the plane, hungry, and while everyone ate hot food, they gave me nuts, about seven pieces of tangerine and four pieces of pineapple.” The second meal consisted of a banana, another six pieces of pineapple, and more nuts. “The staff gave me very attentive personalized service and made me feel special. But the impromptu meal was a joke“he points.
Headley has followed a completely vegan diet for 13 years due in part to suffering from various allergies to products of animal origin, such as eggs. He understands that he was barely able to give advance notice of his dietary needs due to the unexpected flight change, but believes that airlines should always have more food options on board.
The KLM company excuses itself by warning that special menus must be requested with at least 24 hours in advance to be able to guarantee its availability, although they regret what happened.
“In these days when veganism is not a new phenomenon, it is unacceptable that a six-hour long-haul flight does not carry some extra meals for situations like this or, at least, that vegetarian food is also vegan, which would simplify things a lot,” concludes the affected person.
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