Really puts a dampener on the whole experience for me. Sure, I’m flying to Spain for the dangerously cheap price of like £36, but an overly bready ham sandwich? I think I’ll stay at home, thanks.
Well, in world-changing news, Jet2 have announced that passengers will now be able to enjoy Nando’s food on their flights which, being familiar with both Nando’s and Jet2 prices, doesn’t that mean people will be paying more for their lunch than their flights?
Don’t get too excited though, because you won’t actually be able to eat the things that people actually like Nando’s for, i.e. the chicken.
You’ll be able to choose from two different snacks, such as Nando’s Half-popped Corn (like fluffy popcorn crossed with crunchy corn (I didn’t actually realise there were two times of popcorn)), or a Nando’s Box, which includes creamy hummus, smoky PERi–PERi drizzle and lightly salted pitta chips.
So no chicken, despite the logo on the boxes, but there is an up-side.
The meals will also sometimes include Nando’s vouchers, entitling you to a free meal at a Nando’s once you’re back on firm ground – or I don’t know if you get Nando’s on cruise ships or whatever.
A spokesperson for Jet2.com said:
“To give customers even more reason to feel sky-high with excitement this summer, Nando’s vouchers can also be found in selected Nando’s boxes onboard, entitling one person to a free Nando’s meal.
The new in-flight menu is Jet2.com’s biggest and best yet, with a number of new additions to give customers more choice and variety than ever.
Following the introduction of its first ever in-flight vegan meal earlier this year, the warming and hearty penne arrabbiata pasta dish, the company has added the vegan and gluten free “Gnaw” chocolate bar, with Nando’s Half-popped Corn also suitable for vegans.”
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, added:
“The addition of these two fantastic snacking options give our customers even more great choice than ever, and mean that we are the first UK airline to offer Nando’s products on our in-flight menu.
We have already made a number of exciting changes to our menu this year, and we are sure this brand new menu will delight customers even more.
We pride ourselves on delivering the very best customer service in every area, which was recognised at the recent TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines where we won five awards, and we can’t wait for our customers to try the exciting choice on this new menu.”
Thank god. A reason to get on a plane again.
Images via Jet2, Nando’s, Getty