Pay more for vegan
Here’s some news that is certain to ruffle your faux-feathers.
My buddy Brendan has just told me that an airline is expecting him to pay €15 for a vegan meal when non-vegan passengers get a meal included in their ticket price.
Check out what he says about the incident:
Seema and I are going to Lisbon in August and booked our trip with TAP Portugal through Expedia. I requested vegan meals for both of us at the time of booking.
The Expedia sales person told me to contact TAP myself in order to request the vegan meal option.
When I contacted TAP by phone to confirm we wanted the vegan meal option, I was shocked to hear that we would have to pay €15 each (€60 in total) for our vegan meals. Not impressed. I think this is ridiculous and blatant discrimination. We love Portugal but will not be flying TAP to get there again.
What do you think of this policy where non-vegans can eat for no extra cost when vegans are asked to pay €15 per meal?
The TAP special meal policy applies only to flights under four hours and the following table shows the categories of food affected.
Table sourced from flytap.com and applies to special meal requests on TAP flights shorter than four hours. Special meal requests on flights longer than four hours do not attract an extra fee.
How about they make every meal gluten-free and vegan, charging extra to passengers wanting to consume meat?
If you would like to express your feelings about the special meal tariff, you can do so on the TAP Twitter account.