After drawing flak from air passengers for banning meat, fish and poultry products in check-in baggage, Jet Airways has revised its policy.
The airline said, on Monday, that it would allow passengers to carry meat products in check-in baggage provided the items are packed properly. “The airline will allow carriage of food items in checked baggage that are packed dry and not prone to seepage,” a press release issued by the airline stated.
The statement added that carriage of “improperly packed perishable food items, in normal ice or liquids in containers that are susceptible to spillage or seepage” would not be allowed.
On October 29, HT had reported that the airline introduced a ‘no-meat on board’ policy in June. An airline spokesperson had said that the policy was in response to customer complaints of baggage getting soiled by seepage from bags carrying improperly packaged food items.
However, the soft announcement caught passengers unawares. Several passengers, who were asked to discard their meat products, voiced their anger on online forums.
Goa resident Stephen Dias advocated a boycott of the airline on his blog, Goa365. blogspot.com. “I am glad that the problem has now been sorted,” said Dias.