A passenger onboard a Japan Airlines flight said he was served a banana with chopsticks as part of the vegan inflight menu.
Kris Chari told Insider he booked to fly business class on Tuesday from Jakarta in Indonesia to Tokyo in Japan. The flight was scheduled to last more than seven hours.
There were two meal services during the flight — the first was a snack and light refreshment served after takeoff and the second was lunch, a Japan Airlines spokesperson told Insider. The snack option for non-vegan passengers consisted of seared tuna with a Moroccan-style eggplant salad, cheese with orange salsa, and a baguette, per the airline’s menu and Chari’s experience.
Chari told Insider he expected to receive the equivalent of what non-vegan passengers were served as a snack, such as a sandwich, salad, vegan cheese, or a baguette.
“Instead, I was served a single banana,” he said.