If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s that airplane food is usually very, very bad.
It’s something we can’t really be that angry about, given that being 15,000ft up in the air is already a pretty impressive achievement in itself.
Now though Jet2 is adding a game-changing feature to its in-flight menus.
The budget flights firm has introduced Nando’s Peri-Peri Flight Bites’, two snacks infused with its Southern African Peri-Peri spice.
Guests can choose from Nando’s Half-popped Corn (think fluffy popcorn meets crunchy corn) which is also suitable for vegans, or a Nando’s Box which includes creamy houmous, smoky PERi–PERi drizzle and lightly salted pitta chips.
Just in case that wasn’t enough the airline will also be placing Nando’s vouchers in selected Nando’s Boxes on board which entitles one person to a free Nando’s meal back on the ground.
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, and our new favourite person ever, said the announcement was bound to ‘delight’ customers.
He said: “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.”
He added: “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.”