Virgin Australia has been busted giving two-minute noodles to its business class, forcing the airline into an embarrassing explanation.
A passenger took to social media to complain against the budget meal offering, which can cost less than $2 a serve, after shelling out $2500 for a ticket.
The tongue-in-cheek post read: Two course offering on VA today: Course 1 – Red Wine, Coke no sugar & Snack Bar. Course 2 – fantastic noodles.”
Frequent flyers were outraged by the meal, describing it as “appalling”.
“Omg I thought this was a joke but then realised that’s actually on a plane,” wrote one follower.
“Omg that’s appalling. I know it’s “first world problems” but if you are paying for a premium product then you should receive a premium product,” added another.
“Wow, that was my ‘studying for final exams’ meal pack,” wrote another.
The West Australian reports some passengers have even had to take their own snacks on-board after the struggling airline ran out of supplies.
A Virgin spokesperson said the limited onboard service was part of its plan to minimise interactions between flight crew and passengers..
“This service includes a snack and drink for all guests across both cabins, and is designed to minimise contact between guests and crew,” they said.
“As travel demand begins to increase we are exploring the possibilities for our onboard business class offering, whilst continuing to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew.
“We are also re-imagining what our onboard catering offer will be longer-term, and are looking forward to developing a new experience to suit customer needs.”