Make all in-flight food offerings plant-based vegan
  • Petitioned Jeffery Smisek

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, United Airlines
Jeffery Smisek
A4A (Airlines For America)
National Association of Airline Passengers
CEO, American Airline
Thomas Horton
CEO, USAIrways
Douglas Parker
CEO, Southwest Airways
Gary Kelly
CEO, Virgin America Airlines
David Cush
CEO, Air Canada
Calin Rovinescu
CEO, AirTran Airlines
Robert Fornaro
CEO, Frontier Airlines
Sean Menke
CEO, Delta Airlines
Richard Anderson
CEO, JetBlue
David Barger

Make all in-flight food offerings plant-based vegan

    1. Ethan Ciment
    2. Petition by

      Ethan Ciment

      Maplewood, NJ

Airlines are constantly trying to trim costs and save money. Food offerings onboard in economy class seating on most domestic and international flights are unappetizing, quickly perishable and unhealthy. They are also unacceptable to many passengers who have various dietary restrictions. Standardizing the in-flight offerings to a “least common denominator” would save the airlines money by eliminating the need for special meals while allowing virtually all passengers to enjoy the in-fight offerings. Vegan (strictly plant-based) foods are healthier, ethical, and when prepared in facilities that process no meat or dairy, are suitable for those who adhere to kosher and Hallal diets. Plant-based foods are far less expensive than meat-based foods and they’re easier for the airlines to keep for longer periods of time, as they are less perishable than meat and dairy-based foods.

Switching to an all-vegan in-flight menu will represent a commitment on the part of the airline industry to a more sustainable, environmentally oriented, ethical and healthy way of living that we so desperately need in our culture. If passengers wish to bring on animal-based foods, that's their prerogative. However, in a time when obesity, heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol rates in The United States are at epidemic levels, we would like the food offerings on flights to encourage healthy choices.

By standardizing all onboard offerings as being strictly plant-based vegan, a wider portion of the flying population will be able to partake in the onboard food offerings, it will increase revenue for in-flight food sales, and there will be less waste from animal-based foods that have spoiled or not been sold to be consumed. Most of all, an all-vegan menu allows everyone to partake equally in the onboard food offerings and enjoy this time-honored ritual of in-flight hospitality that is as old at the airline industry itself.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jerred Zoll OMAHA, NE
      • 9 months ago

      In regards to the sub-par quality of airport food this petition discussed, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends made fun of this. Perhaps vegan-based food can help in this regard.

    • Meghan Smith ATLANTA, GA
      • 10 months ago

      Because if I am told one more time by Delta airlines that they "don't do vegan", I am going to scream and fly with someone else. Get with the program Delta and be progressive instead of aggressive for a change.

    • Rupert Clayton SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      All vegan would be great, but even having one vegan option would be a welcome change on many airlines.

      • over 1 year ago

      Animals suffer needlessly and often "vegan" option are not very vegan.. as they come with butter and cow's milk - and it would make the airline industry a pioneer in the animals rights movement.

      • over 1 year ago

      I have celiac's disease and also can't eat most animal protein for health reasons. This means my travel possibilities are severely restricted. This would allow me to fly again.


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