Emirates reverses decision, will serve ‘Hindu meal’ on flights

Following strong reaction and demand from the passengers to reverse the decision to take off ‘Hindu meal’ from its menu, Emirates has decided to reinstate the ‘Hindu meal option’ for its passengers.

“Based on feedback from our customers, Emirates confirms we will continue to provide a ‘Hindu meal option’, to make it easier for our Hindu customers to identify and request this option. The decision to discontinue ‘Hindu meal option’ had created a stir on the social media with passengers calling for reversal of the decision by the airline.

Emirates had taken its “Hindu meal” off the menu, citing a review of its services and customer feedback. The airline said the decision to withdraw the Hindu meal option from its in-flight menu was taken following a review of the on-board products and services.

“As part of our continuous review of the products and services available to customers, Emirates can confirm that it will discontinue the Hindu meal option. We constantly review our offering, taking into consideration customer uptake and feedback. This helps us improve service efficiencies,” the Dubai-based airline said in a statement.

Hindu passengers can choose from a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian regionally-inspired meals, the airlines said on July 4. “Food and drink form an integral part of any Emirates flight experience and our menus are created by leading chefs to reflect the culture and preferences of Emirates’ diverse customer base. Emirates will continue to provide meal options catering to a number of health and dietary requirements,” said the statement.

Vegetarian travelers on Emirates flights can choose from Vegetarian Jain Meal, Indian Vegetarian Meal, Kosher meal and Non-Beef non-vegetarian options.

Additionally, there are options like Low Salt Meal, Diabetic Meal, Non-Lactose Meal, Bland Meal, Gluten Free Meal, Low Cholesterol/Low Fat Meal, Fruit Platter, Vegan Meal and even Raw Vegetable Meal. Parents can order Baby and Child Meals as well.