As demand for air travel continues to plummet and flights around the world are canceled due to COVID-19, airlines are adjusting their offerings to help lure customers.
Many have relaxed their sharia-law-esk change fee policies and are advertising free cancellation on flights booked during the pandemic. Ticket prices, of course, are way down.
But whispers within the industry say that some airlines have considered taking it a step farther. According to sources, many are mulling the idea of offering shitty food for free on flights again.
In the last decade or two, airlines have slowly but surely eliminated free meals on domestic flights, going as far to classify flights to Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico as domestic to cut down on the amount of shitty food they have to serve.
“It’s about the customer,” a United representative said of the cancellation of shitty meals back in 2007. “It’s… for the best. Trust me.”
But with times as hard as they are, airlines are throwing a lot of stuff at the wall, and don’t be surprised if some of it sticks to your tray table sooner-than-later. Sources say Saran-wrapped fruit, wrinkled, wet croissants, and previously-boiled beef could all make a roaring comeback as airlines race to incentivize flying during this tough financial time.