A Guide to Gluten-Free Airline Food

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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!

How to order gluten-free airline food

To book a gluten-free meal onto 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.

 

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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.

 

AIRLINE NAME Gluten-Free Meal MIN HOUR BEFORE FLIGHT
FOR PREORDER
Adria Airways x 48
Aegean Airlines x 24
Aer Lingus x 24
Aeroflot x 24
Aerolineas Argentinas x 24
Aeromexico x 48
Air Astana x 24
Air Baltic x 24
Air Canada x 18
Air China x 24
Air France x 48
Air India x 48
Air New Zealand x 24
Air Serbia x 24
Air Tahiti Nui x 48
Air Transat x 72
Aircalin x 24
Alitalia x 24
All Nippon Airways x 96
American Airlines x 24
Asiana Airlines x 24
Austrian Airlines x 24
Avianca x 24
Azul Airlines x 48
Bangkok Airways x 24
British Airways x 24
Brussels Airlines x 24
Caribbean Airlines x 48
Cathay Dragon x 24
Cathay Pacific x 24
China Airlines x 24
China Eastern x -
China Southern x 24
Condor Airlines x 24
Copa Airlines x 24
Croatia Airlines x -
Delta Airlines x 24
Egyptair - -
EL AL x -
Emirates x 24
Etihad x 24
Eva Air x 24
Finnair x 24
Garuda Indonesia x 24*
Gulf Air x 24
Hainan Airlines - 48
Hawaiian Airlines x 48
Hong Kong Airlines x 24
Iberia x 24
Icelandair x 48**
Indigo - -
Jet Airways x 24
Jetairfly x 72
Jetstar - -
KLM x 48
Korean Air x -
La Compagnie x 51
Lufthansa x 24
Malaysia Airlines x 24
Middle East Airlines (MEA) - -
Oman Air x 24
Pakistan International Airlines x 24
Philippine Airlines x 48
Qantas x 24
Qatar Airways x 24
Royal Jordanian x -
SAS Scandinavian Airlines x 18
Shenzhen Airlines - -
Silk Air x 24
Singapore Airlines x -
South African Airways x 48
Spicejet - 24
Sri Lankan Airlines x -
Swiss International Airlines x 24
TAP Portugal x 24
Tarom Airlines x -
Thai Airways - -
Thomson/TUI x ***
Turkish Airlines x 24
United Airlines x 24
Vietnam Airlines x 24
Virgin Atlantic x 24
Virgin Australia x 48
Vistara x ***
WOW Air x 48
Xiamen Airlines x 24
XL Airways x 96

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

Tips for flying gluten-free

1. 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.

2. Feel free to double-check your food

While traveling, its 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.

3. 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.

5. 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.