Skip to comments.Fury of Jewish passengers at pork-only menu on easyJet flight
Posted on 02/23/2011 12:30:13 PM PST by speciallybland
Menu on new flight out of Tel Aviv branded 'insensitive'
EasyJet has been branded 'insensitive' by Jewish customers who were served bacon sandwiches on a flight from Israel.
Airline staff for the budget airline were forced to apologise on the route to London when passengers of the Jewish faith were offered only ham melts and bacon baguettes.
The airline claims to take pride in its inclusion of kosher food on the journey which was was introduced only in November.
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It shoulda been advertised as halal ham.
Besides, if I want to eat on a plane these days, I bring my own food.
Who was quoted that was furious? No one. The Jewish passengers were not furious. Ridiculous title that makes it like Jews are on a hair trigger over getting their kosher food.
Eat the dang pork, it won’t kill you.
But the airline won’t have to worry about any heads rolling...
Didn’t Jesus say that it’s what comes out of a man that makes him unclean, not what goes in?
They probably thanked God they didn’t have to eat the airline food.
I was going to make the same point. Inflammatory headline from a gutter paper.
If the passengers had been Muslim, the Justice Department would be charging them with a “Hate Crime”.
Edward Bernays was a Jewish lefty propagandist but he was also an ad man. American pork farmers paid him to promote bacon as a breakfast food at a time when bacon was seen as very low grade scrap meat.
I’m not seeing anything that says Jews were especially upset about this.
Good question. Why did they allow the nasty people smoke out there?
Years ago when I was a kid I asked my father why the nasty smokers got the good center seats in the movie theatre.
He told me that it was because the smokers might set the theater on fire and if they did, they wanted to fire in the center and all the non-smokers close to the exits.
Just because you don’t have religion doesn’t mean others do not.
Sounds like EasyJet wasn’t thinking things through - some communication disconnect that will cost them customers. I don’t know about ‘furious’, but you’re in a bit of bother if you can’t survive four hours without eating. Fly El Al next time if your demands aren’t met, kashrut observers.
They just needed to recruit that Jewish cook we had in the Army. As you would come through the breakfast line, he would ask - “Kosher Bacon or Kosher Sausage?”
After a couple of days, I finally bit - Asked him “What do you mean, you can’t have Kosher pork.”
His answer, “Of course you can - it comes from a circumcised pig”
Brits just can’t contain their hatred of Jews
Ham and Swiss on rye with mustard. Oy, but it tastes so good. ;^)
THESE are a lack of religion?
I frequently do this too. It's sort of funny to see the looks I sometimes get from my neighbor when I'm eating some humongous roast beef sandwich and he has a small turkey sandwich with 3mm of turkey in it and a leaf of lettuce. One time, right after takeoff, I requested a bottle of wine to go with my sandwich. The stewardess understood my urgent need and complied; and smoke was coming out of the ears of the guy across the isle from me.
Wait for the TSA to confiscate sandwiches!
[ Who was quoted that was furious? No one. The Jewish passengers were not furious. Ridiculous title that makes it like Jews are on a hair trigger over getting their kosher food. ]
The article from dhimmi UK, was trying to equate one group that doesn’t like pork to the other radical group that doesn’t like pork and flys off the handle on the slightest provacation....
Oh please. Get over it. I’m so sick of this “insensitivity” crap.
People are too thin-skinned and easily offended these days. Besides, airline food sucks.
Neither will eating insects. But I suspect you would find this revolting.
John the Baptist ate locusts....
That's fine for Christians, but Orthodox Jews see things differently.
Yeah, but “Jews slightly annoyed at airline screwup” is a boring headline nobody would click on.
I think this was probably an intentional insult to Jews and I doubt that Easy Jet would have done it on a flight to Mecca (since Muslims also do not eat pork).
If there had been another menu option, I’d say the pork sandwiches were just an oversight, but if the travelers were offered only things with pork, I’d suspect a little malice.
It’s not a long flight and I have survived much longer flights without a bite (I’m not Jewish, I just hate airline food and won’t pay the exorbitant price for their “snacks”). I prefer to spend my money on a couple of overpriced minis of my favorite libation and remember the times when the minis used to be free on international flights...
So the passengers weren’t starving to death and it wasn’t advertised as a Kosher flight...but if it was going direct to Tel Aviv, common sense and decency say that something other than pork should have been offered.
Next time send me the ham melts and bacon baguettes.
Smoked ham: great for Hannukah!
See also: this’ll piss off the ROP.
What a dilemma!.... free ham sandwich or a free bacon sandwich?
Still, pretty big screw up for an airline trying to establish a new route.
I agree, nothing in the story indicated people were "furious."
“Didnt Jesus say that its what comes out of a man that makes him unclean, not what goes in?”
You are correct, however, these are Jews, not Christians here. As such, Jesus was just all right (oh yeah).
The airline could have a laugh at its own expense on this, smack itself on the forehead, and apologize with a drink ticket or something of that sort.
The gaffe is actually funny, and my experience with Jews are that they have a fantastic sense of humor.
It’s not the mistake, it’s how you recover, and this is a mistake you can actually turn into a load of free, very inexpensive, publicity.
Nobody rolls with the punches like Jews do. Stiff necked? Absolutely, but they are still the best.
During the ice age, humans ate ANYTHING that didn't eat them first. That's why we're here. Like it or not.
Locusts are kosher. Read Leviticus 11.
Post more, you're amusing.
Tell me how eating pork will kill someone.
"Fury of Jewish passengers...."
Read Leviticus 11. It isn’t about your proud declaration, it is about humility toward the Almighty that calls it an abomination.
Could I have that on a bagel?
Jesus was Jewish... at least on his mother’s side.
There were pigs "if" the tree?
Rotten tree pigs!
Apologies to Orson Scott Card for the tree pig reference.
The old testament is full of atrocities, slavery, and mass murder. Following every tenet, word for word, would get one into prison in a hurry.
Every tribe in existence believes it has the sole and complete devine truth, and they're all correct.
Man cannot limit God in any way, including the basic definition of same.
Man cannot limit God in any way, including the basic definition of same