Air India moots meal-in-box proposal

Air India moots meal-in-box proposal

Air India

Air India's economy-class passengers on under-hour-long flights could soon be served meal in boxes which can be collected right at the entrance as they board the plane, sources in the airlines said, PTI reports from New Delhi.

The boxes could contain dry fruits, cookies and a bun in place of meals served in trays, they said, but added that the changes are yet to be finalised. The airline is working on the proposal.

"The plan is to serve meal in boxes only on flights with a travel time of less than one hour. The advantage is that the food served will remain fresh and help the carrier check complaints about the quality of the food," a source said.

The cash-strapped carrier had introduced all-vegetarian meal in economy class early last year.

The sources, however, said the change is not aimed at pruning catering costs but to do away with certain catering tools to lighten the aircraft and save fuel.

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