Can I just vent my annoyance at the generally crappy service offered by airlines for vegetarians and vegans?
I was unfortunate enough to have to fly US Airways from Rome to LA and back a few weeks ago. First in order to book a vegetarian meal I had to phone a premium rate number in Rome (meat eaters don't have to). Then, when I flew across the Atlantic it turned out they'd got no notification of my preference so despite paying to order a veggie meal, they didn't have one for me.
Then I flew from the East coast of the US to the West and what were we served during the 5 hour flight? A cup of tea. Yes, that's it.
The same back again.
And now I'm having to fly KLM from Rome to the UK and, guess what, they tell me to "bring your own snack or sandwich with you on the plane" despite the relatively high cost of the ticket.
Personally I hate this discrimination against veggies and vegans. Tell me, do religious groups who can't eat pork (etc) have to put up with this?
KLM and US Airways suck as far as customer service goes!