A plane passenger has been left disappointed by the tiny in-flight meal he received after purchasing a $7000 business class ticket.
The South Korean traveller, who was flying Korean Air, was “shocked” by the size of a steak he ordered while on his way to Hawaii.
Sharing a photo of his underwhelming meal to social media site Naver Cafe, the man compared the size of the steak to his credit card.
He paid 6.48 million won, which is equivalent to $7198, for the 11-hour flight.
“This is a business class steak meal. Looking back at it again, I’m still shocked,” the man wrote.
The small portion of steak came with a cup of gravy and a side of potatoes and vegetables.
The man also said he and other business class passengers were not offered blankets or alcoholic drinks during the flight.
He said the flight attendants were essentially rationing the food on the flight, even claiming that grapes were being handed out one-by-one and the cheese was being sliced as thin as sashimi.
However, despite his disappointment with the food, the man said the service was still top-notch.
“I don’t want any misunderstandings as the service of the flight attendants was still the best,” he wrote in his post.
Several other Korean Air passengers have recently complained about their experience with food shortages – with some even claiming there weren’t enough blankets on the plane.
According to The Korea Times, passengers are unhappy with a lack of amenities including towels and fruit.
“The air ticket prices were much higher but they reduced services which are unrelated to COVID. I am worried that low-quality service will become the norm,” a business class passenger wrote.
“Instead of the warm towels provided before meals, cold disposable wipes were provided, fruit was not provided, and no side dishes were provided for ramen and only one type of cold morning bread.”
A Korean Air spokesperson told local press that COVID-19 is to blame for the in-flight supply issues.
“On some overseas routes, it is inevitable that the supply of in-flight meals will be limited only on flights departing from foreign destinations due to local quarantine policies such as border closures due to COVID-19,” the statement read.
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