The cola wars were reignited by way of a budget airline after it made a controversial exchange to its in-flight menu that’s left passengers reeling.
From the subsequent month, JetBlue will ditch Coca-Cola gentle beverages in favor of merchandise from cola rival Pepsi in a revamp of its in-flight drinks menu.
“We’re clean our core complimentary beverage line-as much as offer customers thrilling new product options they’ve asked for, while also bringing sustainability benefits, and controlling developing fees,” an internal JetBlue conversation obtained through USA TODAY examines.
“Most extensively, this consists of the introduction of Pepsi products to our providing starting June three.”
The problem is, to many people, there are few greater disappointing matters you can be told than: “We don’t have Coke. Is Pepsi, OK?”
So Twitter unavoidably blew up with rage, with “devastated” guests vowing by no means to fly JetBlue again for its crime towards cola.
“What are we monsters? Bring back the #coke,” one individual tweeted.
“@JetBlue VERY upset inside the exchange from Coke to Pepsi,” some other stated.
“You should know human beings could have strong feelings about this, did it keep that a great deal of money?’
“Guess I’m in no way flying JetBlue again,” every other Coke fan stated.
Airline menus have a special manner of triggering anger the various flying public.
Qantas was slammed on Good Friday after providing meal options of beef or beef — neither suitable for Christians, especially Catholics, heading off meat on their holiest day of the yr.
More currently, British Airways copped a landslide of ridicule after it launched its $ nine-afternoon tea service that didn’t honestly encompass tea at all. (Tea is being sold one by one for $4.Sixty-five a cup.
As a Speech Pathologist, I was often asked questions like this by the family members of people who had been newly diagnosed with swallowing difficulty. Most people have never heard of swallowing difficulties, let alone ‘Thickened Drinks.’ Swallowing difficulties (also known as ‘Dysphagia’) are not common, but they can affect people of all ages. There are many known causes of dysphagia but some of the more common ones are: stroke; cerebral palsy; Parkinson’s disease; head trauma; surgery and radiation therapy as a result of cancer of the head or neck; and changes to the nerves and muscles of the throat that made swallowing difficult for the elderly.
What Are Thickened Fluids and Why Are They Recommended?
If someone you know has been diagnosed with a swallowing difficulty, chances are they have been recommended ‘thickened drinks’ or ‘thickened fluids.’ Thickened drinks are normal drinks that have had a specially formulated thickener added to them, to make them thicker than regular drinks (this is discussed more later in the article). They are recommended by Speech Pathologists (also known as Speech Therapist or Speech and Language therapists) for people who can no longer swallow normal fluids safely and who are at risk of having drinks go into their lungs. The consequences of drinks going into the lungs can be strong coughing, choking, or more serious risks such as a chest infection and aspiration pneumonia. I recently worked with one lady who, only four months before, had been in hospital with her third bout of aspiration pneumonia in less than ten months. She had been recommended thickened drinks over 12 months ago, but she was still drinking normal drinks at least once a day and small amounts of the drinks were going into her lungs. This was a problem, not only because of the fluid in the lungs but because naturally occurring bacteria in her mouth traveled with the fluid and into her lungs. Once this happens, it is only a matter of time before the bacteria causes a chest infection known as aspiration pneumonia. Fortunately for this lady, she finally listened to advice and only drank the thickened drinks that were recommended to her. She has not had a recurrence of aspiration pneumonia since!