Passenger orders vegan meal during flight – and is left fuming by what she’s served

A VEGAN passenger went hungry after receiving fruit and nuts as a hot meal during her flight.

Juanita Headley was en route from Accra, Ghana to London Heathrow with Dutch airline KLM and anticipated a suitable option for the plan’s catering service.

Juanita was initially offered nuts and fruit as a meal on her KLM flight


Juanita was initially offered nuts and fruit as a meal on her KLM flightCredit: Jam Press/Juanita Headley
Later she was given a cold pack and some nuts and fruit as well


Later she was given a cold pack and some nuts and fruit as wellCredit: Jam Press/Juanita Headley

She expected to be served warm meal on boardwhich was included in the ticket price.

However, when it came time to eat, she said she was given chunks of pineapple, a tangerine, and a handful of nuts.

A few hours later, she claimed the crew gave her something a cold vegan wrapa banana and an extra bowl of nuts.

She struck KLM as a “joke” for the lackluster food served during a six-hour flight.

Juanita said, “I’m sorry, it doesn’t feed me hungry passenger on an international flight.

“Thank God I don’t have a nut allergy, otherwise I would have to rely on fruit rations.

“In this day and age, when veganism is not a new phenomenon, it’s unacceptable that a six-hour flight doesn’t include a few extra meals for situations like this.”

“Or at least make sure that vegetarian meal is also vegan.

“That would make life very easy for the crew and passengers.”

She uploaded snaps of the meal online – which enraged her fellow vegans.

One said: “In 2023 this is just outrageous.”

Another wrote: “Sorry you had this experience. I felt the same way, but in 2014 and since then I always have food with me just in case.”

A third added: “Looks like an afterthought. I’m sorry.”

Another vegan said: “How difficult is it to have an alpro pasta with yogurt, tomato, broccoli and vegan cheese? basic equipment.”

“And KLM Airlines aren’t the cheapest to fly on, so that’s outrageous.”

However, some people were significantly less compassionate.

One person said, “Why don’t people ever do that?” bring their own food? It is confusing.

Another added: “I reckon you’ll survive six hours.”

Sun Online Travel has reached out to KLM for comment.

However, flight attendants have previously told passengers to provide meals on their flights.

Sun Online Travel’s resident flight attendant explained to passengers why ask for special meals during the flight was one of her most hated desires.

They wrote: “We don’t have much on board and if you’re a picky eater it’s up to you to pre-order your food or bring something else.”

“We are not trained chefs and even if we were we could not make you one new foodas opposed to several frequent requests from passengers who obviously just haven’t thought about what they’re asking.

“In fact, I would say, ‘Can you make me something else?’ is one of the questions I get asked the most, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to hide my disdain for those who ask.”

“There is no kitchen or ingredients on board. Only a limited number.” preselected meals.

“Therefore the answer is no. Always no. If you’re lucky we’ll have an extra pack of chips for you, but even then I wouldn’t hold my breath.”

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Juanita had hoped for a hot meal, which was included in the ticket price


Juanita had hoped for a hot meal, which was included in the ticket priceCredit: Jam Press/Juanita Headley

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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