AIR passengers will have their in-flight meal choices stored on a database in a bid to catch fake vegetarians.
Airlines claim they are currently losing millions of pounds a year to bespoke meal fraud by deceitful carnivores.
A US Airlines spokesman said: “Meat eating passengers are ticking the vegetarian meal box when booking their ticket just because it makes them feel a bit special for a while.
“Others simply claim to be vegetarians during a flight so they will get their meal sooner or because, for some reason, they don’t like the look of the chicken.”
One airborne vegetarian admitted: “On the ground I would eat rare veal but I just don’t trust meat once you get it past 30,000 feet.
“And why is all airline meat the same shape? Is a chicken the same shape as a pig? No, it is not.
“Also, a lot of young women are vegetarian these days and I would like to have sex again.”