UK-based Jet2.com will introduce two onboard snacks this summer from Nando’s, one of my favorite restaurant chains!
Jet2.com will offer two “Nando’s Peri–Peri Flight Bites” buy-on-board options, including:
- Nando’s Box (with creamy hummus, smoky Peri–Peri drizzle and lightly salted pita chips)
- Nando’s Half-Popped Corn (described as “a mild and delicious snacking option where fluffy popcorn meets crunchy corn”)
I was first introduced to Nando’s in Dubai by my friend Rizwan in 2011. But I really fell in love with Nando’s when my wife I “moved” to South Africa in 2014. In fact, I enjoyed it so much it became a near-daily stop by the end of the trip. There’s nothing like a roasted half-chicken in spicy Peri Peri sauce with French Fries…
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Now when I visit my sister-in-law in London our tradition is to skip the many fine restaurants in London and dine at Nando’s. It’s nice to get my fix. I’m still waiting on Nando’s to reach Los Angeles, but happy to see many popping up in the Chicago and Washington, DC areas.
I often wonder why airlines don’t strike up more relationships with food chains. It’s not just American travelers who are suckers for comfort food. I remember quite fondly the McDonald’s Happy Meals I enjoyed on United Airlines as a child…it is one thing that made me very loyal to United.
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I am not sure I’ll have the chance to get on budget-carrier Jet2.com, but if I do, you can bet I will be trying the Nando’s buy-on-board (both options). Now all we need is the chicken…