Virgin Australia will now not serve free meals, snacks and even tender drinks in economic system class as of this coming Thursday, March 25, because the airline switches to a completely ‘purchase on board’ menu.

Sarcastically, the transfer comes on the identical day as Virgin debuts its new fully-inclusive enterprise class menu.

Whereas espresso, tea and water will stay free for all economic system class passengers, something extra might be accessible for buy from what the airline has beforehand described as an “thrilling and contemporary” inflight menu.

Virgin has as we speak begun emailing passengers booked on economic system fares for journey on Thursday and past to advise them of the change.

“Please be suggested that as of 25 March 2021 now we have up to date our food and drinks providing on all flights,” the airline says.

“Company will proceed to obtain complimentary water, with tea and low additionally offered. Nonetheless, complimentary meals will now not be offered in our economic system class cabin.”

“We perceive you’ve got bought a fare inclusive of a complimentary snack,” the e-mail continues.

“In case you would nonetheless prefer to obtain a snack, please make your self identified to cabin crew as soon as you’re on board and they’ll have the ability to help.”

Rivals Qantas and Rex are sure to reply by speaking up their very own inclusion of meals and snacks in economic system class.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Govt Traveller and a little bit of a journey tragic with a weak point for good espresso, purchasing and lychee martinis.

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