For once, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) tried to do something out of the box but things did not end well yet again. The national flag carrier is trying hard to bring back its glory. In lieu of that, it has recently tried to glamorize its in-flight breakfast menu but has failed badly.
While introducing sausages, beans, and a cheese omelet, the airline promised to serve “a taste of home”.
But the USP did not go well with many people, and they have a point. Since when has a Pakistani household started serving sausages and beans in breakfast? Our breakfast is not complete without anda paratha.
The national flag carrier posted online, “Just when you start missing it, we serve you a taste of home! A dash of salt and a little bit of pepper, we tantalise your taste buds with our delicious meal to welcome the glorious morning.”
After that, the Twitterattis jumped in and schooled the national airline on what Pakistanis really eat.
This one posted an image of paratha and a fried egg to show how wrong the national airline was.
Correcting your definition of home. Check pic: Aisa anda paratha chahye, woh bhi slightly crispy. Anda with a runny egg yolk so that I can dip my paratha in it. That’s the taste of home. pic.twitter.com/70hdhwtuSr
— Asma Ali Zain (@asmaalizain) May 1, 2019
Though some did admit that they liked the PIA breakfast :
Having said that i quite honestly like the pia breakfast
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) May 1, 2019
Koi nehari…koi bong..koi payey honday tay ‘taste of home’ vi honda
— Umer Tahir (@_UmerTahir_) May 1, 2019
Everybody is asking the same question,
Pretty impressive! But since when has baked beans and sausages become taste of home? We’re talking about home as in Pakistan right?🤦♀️
— Jabeen Niaz (@jabeen_niaz) May 1, 2019
An Indian colleague appreciated PIA who once travelled to Pakistan. They loved your chana, halwa, paratha in the breakfast.
May be you should promote Pakistani culture more.
— RM (@RumaisaMohani) May 1, 2019
PIA spokesperson Mashood Tajwar said, “You see, we not only serve a local breakfast….but also a continental breakfast on our flights to give our passengers as much variety as possible”. He added that several passengers did not like a heavy local meal first thing in the morning.