Qantas bans pork after link-up with Emirates

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  1. sobore
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    http://news.xin.msn.com/en/business/qantas-bans-pork-after-link-up-with-emirates

    Qantas has removed pork from its menu on flights to and from Europe as a result of its partnership with Emirates.

    No food containing pork or pork products will be served on those flights which now has a stopover in Dubai.

    All meals offered on the route will also be prepared without alcohol in keeping with the Islamic religion.

    Read More: http://news.xin.msn.com/en/business/qantas-bans-pork-after-link-up-with-emirates
     
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    Interesting effect, haven't really thought about changes to their food because of the new link-up between the two airlines. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. Mike Reed

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    No bacon? That's un-American. Oh, wait... :)
     
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    Guess I won't be flying QF to Europe anytime soon.
     
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    If someone wants a Halal meal, they should be able to order one just like I can order a kosher meal if I desire. Others should not be deprived of their enjoyment of pork in order to placate one group of people.
     
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    It's my understanding that all airline meals prepared in Dubai are Halal so the decision was half made for Qantas.
     
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    Note to self: pack bacon bits and bacon salt in carry on.

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    And a 3oz bottle of

    http://www.scopemouthwash.com/bacon/
     
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    Yes this is correct. While I dont agree with the decision - I can see where it made sense from a logistical standpoint (ie not everyone who flies is aware that they can order a specific meal)
     
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    If you can't get non halal meals, there's really no "decision" to make.

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    When will Sharia Law come to the rest of Australia? Looking at some QF schedules even up to Asia seems to show more EK flights than QF metal ones from regional cities. One has to wonder who's running QF now, Melbourne or Dubai?!
     
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    Finally, we're getting some concrete indications of the mindset that has fueled this (completely artificial) controversy about no pork on flight to/from Dubai (despite there having been no controversy about no pork on flights to/from Jakarta and no beef or pork on flights to/from Bombay).
    What sort of food an airline serves is a perfectly good topic for legitimate discussion. But this story gives a clear insight into where much of the discussion about QF food to/from DXB is coming from.
     
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