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!
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.
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
|Air New Zealand||x||24|
|Air Tahiti Nui||x||48|
|All Nippon Airways||x||96|
|Hong Kong Airlines||x||24|
|Middle East Airlines (MEA)||-||-|
|Pakistan International Airlines||x||24|
|SAS Scandinavian Airlines||x||18|
|South African Airways||x||48|
|Sri Lankan Airlines||x||-|
|Swiss International Airlines||x||24|
*Only available on international flights. **Only available in Business Class. ***Order must be made at time of booking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the meat and vegetables instead.