Qantas criticised for pork-free flights

2013-04-11 09:36
Sydney - Qantas has been receiving some flak on social media for its decision to remove food containing alcohol or pork on its new flights through Dubai.

TravelMole reports that although it is not uncommon for airlines to ditch pork from their menus when flying to and from Islamic counties, the decision by Qantas to go pork-free has attracted a lot of strong comment

According to Australian paper, The Age, some of the less offensive comments on social media included the airline being referred to as "Al-Qantas" and "the flying Mosque-a-roo". 

The airline has, in the meantime, removed the most offensive comments from their Facebook pageand explained the decision in a post, stating: "they contravene our house rules. We encourage all feedback on this page, both positive and negative, however comments which violate our house rules will not be tolerated. Please help us keep our Facebook page a fun, enjoyable and respectful community for everyone.

The Qantas and Emirates partnership came into effect on March 31.

Qantas said it would not change its decision, despite the barrage of negative responses.

The airline said alcohol was still being served on flights, but not used in food preparation.

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