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Information about Bland Airline Meals

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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 to the airline but its approval will be subject to availability.

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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.

Which airlines offer bland airline meals?

Adria Airways48
Aer Lingus48
Aerolineas Argentinas72
Air Astana24
Air Canada24
Air China48*
Air France48
Air India72
Air New Zealand24
Air Serbia48
All Nippon Airways24
American Airlines24
Asiana Airlines24
Austrian Airlines48
Bangkok Airways24
British Airways48
Cathay Dragon24
Cathay Pacific24
China Airlines24
China Eastern24
Copa Airlines24
Croatia Airlines24
Delta Airlines24
Eva Air72
Garuda Indonesia24*
Gulf Air24
Hainan Airlines48
Hong Kong Airlines24
Jet Airways24
La Compagnie51
Malaysia Airlines24
Oman Air24
Pakistan International Airlines24
Philippine Airlines48
Qatar Airways24
Royal Jordanian24
SAS Scandinavian Airlines24
Silk Air32
Singapore Airlines24
South African Airways48
Swiss International Airlines24
TAP Portugal24
Turkish Airlines24
Vietnam Airlines24
Virgin Australia48

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