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While being respectful is ok for the national airline it shouldn’t be required of all airlines visiting countries. Some airlines don’t serve alcohol and airlines from Muslim countries often have the direction of Mecca on the IFE ‘though it shouldn’t be a requirement of all airlines to those countries.
Food is similar ‘though airline pax maybe more sensitive to a ‘not invented here’ attitude. I fly CX and have no wish to try chinese noodles yet understand their choice and BA has similar meals available to/from HKG to please that destinations residents ‘though l’m sure they also eat western food.
Its entirely a marketing choice.
We can be too sensitive when in a claustrophobic tube on our travels, and we all dislike the numerous cabin announcements that only a few people understand.
When it gets to banning flags (see EK news) I think it goes too far however again its a marketing/PR choice?