Bland Meals

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Bland Airline Meals

Which airlines offer Bland meal types on their flights and how can you order them? Read this page to find out that information and more.

Check out our pages on other meal types for other dietary requirements.

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Bland airline meal

What is a Bland Airline Meal?

A bland airline meal is a meal type that airlines offer to passengers who have trouble digesting herbs, spices and other well-seasoned sauces and flavourings. A bland meal is often plain or mildly seasoned, with meat, some form of carbohydrate and steamed vegetables. If an airline doesn't offer the bland meal type, a fruit platter is a good alternative.

 


What is the Bland Airline Meal Code?

The meal code that IATA has given to a Bland airline meal is BLML.

 


How do I order a Bland Airline meal?

To order a Bland airline meal, you must contact the airline directly and put in a request. Alternatively, if you've bought your flights with Alternative Airlines, you can contact us and we'll put in the request for you. 

If you'd like to order a Bland airline meal at the time of booking, you can put a request in with Alternative Airlines. We'll forward this request on to the airline but its approval will be subject to availability. 

 


What is an Example of a Bland Airline Meal?

A bland airline meal will usually consist of a piece of meat such as chicken, beef or pork, rice or potatoes and steamed vegetables. All food in a bland meal is either mildly seasoned or completely unseasoned and excluding of all herbs and spices. The meal is usually served with water, a dessert and a salad.

 


Are Bland Airline Meals Better?

Bland airline meals are designed to meet dietary requirements for people whose metabolism cannot handle spices, herbs and other flavourings. As a result, the meals are very plain. If you're looking for a flavoursome meal, it's not recommended to order a bland meal. 

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Which airlines offer Bland airline meals?

 

AIRLINE NAME BLAND MEAL
(BLML)
MIN HOUR BEFORE FLIGHT
FOR PREORDER
Adria Airways x 48
Aegean Airlines - -
Aer Lingus x 48
Aeroflot - -
Aerolineas Argentinas x 72
Aeromexico - -
Air Astana x 24
Air Baltic - -
Air Canada x 24
Air China x 48*
Air France x 48
Air India x 72
Air New Zealand x 24
Air Serbia x 48
Air Tahiti Nui - -
Air Transat - -
Aircalin x 48
Alitalia x 24
All Nippon Airways x 24
American Airlines x 24
Asiana Airlines x 24
Austrian Airlines x 48
Avianca - -
Azul Airlines - -
Bangkok Airways x 24
British Airways x 48
Brussels Airlines - -
Caribbean Airlines - -
Cathay Dragon x 24
Cathay Pacific x 24
China Airlines x 24
China Eastern x 24
China Southern - -
Condor Airlines - -
Copa Airlines x 24
Croatia Airlines x 24
Delta Airlines x 24
Egyptair - -
EL AL - -
Emirates x 24
Etihad x 72
Eva Air x 72
Finnair - -
Garuda Indonesia x 24*
Gulf Air x 24
Hainan Airlines x 48
Hawaiian Airlines - -
Hong Kong Airlines x 24
Iberia x 24
Icelandair - -
Indigo - -
Jet Airways x 24
Jetstar - -
KLM - -
Korean Air - -
La Compagnie x 51
Lufthansa - -
Malaysia Airlines x 24
Middle East Airlines (MEA) - -
Oman Air x 24
Pakistan International Airlines x 24
Philippine Airlines x 48
Qantas - -
Qatar Airways x 24
Royal Jordanian x 24
SAS Scandinavian Airlines x 24
Shenzhen Airlines - -
Silk Air x 32
Singapore Airlines x 24
South African Airways x 48
Spicejet - -
Sri Lankan Airlines - -
Swiss International Airlines x 24
TAP Portugal x 24
Tarom Airlines - -
Thai Airways - -
Turkish Airlines x 24
United Airlines - -
Vietnam Airlines x 24
Virgin Atlantic - -
Virgin Australia x 48
Vistara x 24
Xiamen Airlines - -
XL Airways - -