NEW YORK (Feb. 10)
Airline officials have discovered that passengers don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy kosher meals. In fact, according to reports, many passengers these days ordering, kosher meals during flights aren’t Jewish. This discovery came to light as more passengers began ordering kosher meals when airline companies recently began to cut back on the number of meals or the quantity of food served as part of an economy drive by airline companies.
Regular free in-flight meals are served by all airlines on long haul flights. Jewish passengers who want kosher meals can get them if requested 24 hours prior to flight time. Those who do, get relatively palate-ous meals that are usually more elaborate than the economy-class fare: brisket of beef on the kosher menu has for some time looked more appetizing to the other passengers who are chomping on a piece of hamburger or roast beef.
But airline officials, presumably working on the theory that nourish-keit is akin to narish-keit, have devised their own way of combatting the rising kosher food requests. On short-haul flights that feature sandwiches, those ordering kosher food get kosher sandwiches. There’s a lesson in all this: you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy a good kosher sandwich, in fact, you don’t even have to be kosher.