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A Guide to Gluten-Free Airline Food

Gluten-Free Airline Food

Worried about flying while gluten-free? Find out the airlines offering gluten-free meals and discover our tips for flying as a coeliac. Our guides to all other special meals for allergies and intolerances⁠—including nut allergies and lactose intolerance⁠—can be found here!

Gluten free airline food

How to order gluten-free airline food

To book a gluten-free meal on your flight. Please contact Alternative Airlines or call the airline you are flying with directly and request a GFML (Gluten-Free Meal). Please see below for an outline of which airlines offer gluten-free meals and when to book.

Which airlines offer gluten-free meals?

Check which airlines offer gluten-free meals and find out how far in advance to order your gluten-free airline food. Flying as a vegan or vegetarian? Please visit our vegan and vegetarian airline food page. For a list of airlines offering halal meals and kosher meals, please visit our Halal and Kosher meals pages.

  • Adria Airways: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Aegean Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Aer Lingus: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Aeroflot: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Aerolineas Argentinas: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Aeromexico: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Air Astana: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Air Baltic: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Air Canada: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 18
  • Air China: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Air France: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Air India: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 48
  • Air New Zealand: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Air Serbia: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Air Tahiti Nui: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Air Transat: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 72
  • Aircalin: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Alitalia: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • All Nippon Airways: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 96
  • American Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Asiana Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Austrian Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Avianca: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Azul Airlines: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Bangkok Airways: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • British Airways: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Brussels Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Caribbean Airlines: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Cathay Dragon: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Cathay Pacific: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • China Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • China Southern: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Condor Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Copa Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Delta Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Emirates: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Etihad: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Eva Air: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Finnair: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Garuda Indonesia: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Gulf Air: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Hainan Airlines: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Hawaiian Airlines: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Hong Kong Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Iberia: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Icelandair: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Indigo: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Jet Airways: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Jetairfly: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 72
  • Jetstar: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • KLM: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Korean Air: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • La Compagnie: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 51
  • Lufthansa: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Malaysia Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Oman Air: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Pakistan International Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Philippine Airlines: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Qantas: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Qatar Airways: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Royal Jordanian: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 18
  • Silk Air: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Singapore Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • South African Airways: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Spicejet: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Swiss International Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • TAP Portugal: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Tarom Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Thai Airways: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 24
  • Thomson/TUI: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - ***
  • Turkish Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • United Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Vietnam Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Virgin Atlantic: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • Virgin Australia: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Vistara: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - ***
  • WOW Air: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48
  • Xiamen Airlines: Minimum hours before flight for Preorder - 24
  • XL Airways: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 96
  • Jet2: Minimum Hours before Flight for Preorder - 48

*Only available on international flights.
**Only available in Business Class.
***Order must be made at the time of booking.

Tips for flying gluten-free

Bring your own food

If you're worried the airline you're flying with doesn't appear in the list above. Consider bringing your own gluten-free snacks or meal for the plane. Check out our guide to bringing your own food on the plane, to make sure you comply with rules and regulations.

Feel free to double-check your food

While travelling, it's extremely important to look after your well-being. If something doesn't look right with your meal, don't hesitate to ask the cabin crew to double-check that your meal is gluten-free.

Make sure you call well in advance to book

Although many airlines might ask you to reserve one or two days in advance, calling them as early as possible gives staff enough time to make sure that there are enough gluten-free meals on board your flight.

Let the cabin crew know straight away

Once on board your flight, let the cabin crew know straight away that you require a gluten-free meal. This will stop you having to get there attention to explain later on.

Other Dietary Requirements

To find out more about flying as a vegan or veggie, visit our vegan and vegetarian airline food page. For a list of airlines offering religious Halal or Kosher meals, please visit our Halal and Kosher pages. Gluten-free meals may often be suitable for those following the Keto diet. However, it may still come with grains such as rice, which are to be avoided. Instead, passengers can eat meat and vegetables instead.

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