Friday 23 September 2022 06:35 AM Demands for Qantas boss Alan Joyce to be sacked after meal blunder trends now
The under-fire Australian airline recently said it had 'simplified' meals on flights of less than 3.5 hours to make life easier for its crew by giving them just one meal to serve - a chicken and leak pie.
More than three million Australians are either vegetarian or vegan.
Despite the airline backing down on its menu, the high-profile executive and vegetarian who led the protests believe that Qantas boss Alan Joyce should be sacked anyway.
Qantas has buckled to a storm of complaints from vegetarian and vegan passengers and reversed a decision to stop offering meat-free meals on domestic flights - but one critic says its Alan Joyce who needs to come 'off the menu'
A vegetarian businessman, Jon Dee, took to social media to vent that he had been offered 'chicken pie or nothing' on a Qantas flight from Adelaide to Sydney. Will it be the gaffe that brings down Alan Joyce?
Jon Dee, managing director of charity DoSomething, says Qantas has been 'rubbish' since Covid and that Mr Joyce should be 'off the menu'.
Of all the errors and letdowns Qantas passengers have endured, including lost baggage, cancelled and delayed flights, the decision to cut its domestic menu to a chicken pie could be what brings the Qantas boss undone, Mr Dee said.
'If you add together all the vegetarians, vegans, people who eat a certain way for their health, like gluten-free, and everyone who eats kosher or halal that's a lot of disappointed passengers, he said.
Of all the errors and letdowns Qantas passengers have endured, its decision to drop vegetarian meals was one of the worst, said Mr Dee (Pictured John Dee with lifelong friend Olivia Newton John)
The airline backed down on its decision to offer no vegetarian meal options on flights of less than 3.5 hours, and will now offer a zucchini and corn fitter (Pictured, a stock photo of corn and zucchini fritters)
On Friday the airline's