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A Guide to Hindu Airline Meals

Hindu Airline Meals

Find out information on Hindu airline meals, which airlines offer them and how close to your flight you can order them.

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Hindu airline meal

What is a Hindu Airline Meal?

A Hindu airline meal is a non-vegetarian meal type that is suitable for Hindu people. This meal type is available for Hindus who are not entirely vegetarian. The meal will often include some type of meat or fish, as well as dairy, but will never contain beef or pork. The meal is usually cooked with spices and in an Indian-style. The non-vegetarian Hindu meal should not be confused with the vegetarian Hindu meal, which is also known as an 'Asian vegetarian meal'. The Hindu meal falls under the 'religious meal' category with most airlines, whereas the Asian vegetarian meal will usually full under the vegetarian/vegan category. So, bare that in mind when pre-ordering your meal.

What is the Hindu Airline Meal Code?

To avoid confusion when ordering meal types, make sure you use the correct IATA airline meal code. The code for a non-vegetarian Hindu meal is HNML.

Airplane meal

How do I order a Hindu Airline meal?

You can sometimes order a Hindu airline meal at the time of booking. If you select a Hindu airline meal as your preference at the time of booking, we'll put in a request with the airline. However, this is subject to availability. If you'd like to add a meal post-booking, either contact us or put in a real request directly on the airline's website.

On flights flying within or from India, some airlines will offer a Hindu meal as standard. However, it's always worth checking with the airline first.

A vegan flight meal

Are Hindu Airline Meals better?

Hindu airline meals are tasty. However, whether they're better than other meal types will completely depend on the airline. Generally, Hindu meals from airlines that are based in countries that have large Hindu communities are better than other meal types. Additionally, because Hindu meals are Indian-style, they're usually made with a great variety of spices, ensuring that they're full of flavour.

What is an example of a Hindu Airline Meal?

A Hindu airline meal consists of either chicken, lamb, fish, eggs and other dairy products, or a combination of any of these products. This will usually be served with a curry sauce and rice, a bread roll, salad, water and dessert.

Hindu airline meal

Hindu Non-Vegetarian Meal

It's important to note that a Hindu airline meal (HNML) is a non-vegetarian meal. This is the best option for those that identify as Hindu and eat meat and meat products.

If you identify as Hindu and are vegetarian, the best option for you is to order an Asian vegetarian meal (AVML). Sometimes, this is referred to as an Indian Vegetarian Meal or a Hindu Vegetarian Meal, but you can always easily identify it by its airline meal code — AVML.

Which airlines offer Hindu airline meals?

Take a look at our table which shows the airlines that offer Hindu meals and how long before your flight they're available to order.

Adria Airwaysx48
Aegean Airlinesx24
Aer Lingus--
Aerolineas Argentinasx72
Air Astanax24
Air Balticx24
Air Canadax24
Air Chinax48*
Air Francex48
Air Indiax72
Air New Zealandx24
Air Serbiax48
Air Tahiti Nui--
Air Transatx72
All Nippon Airwaysx24
American Airlinesx24
Asiana Airlinesx24
Austrian Airlinesx48
Azul Airlines--
Bangkok Airwaysx24
British Airwaysx48
Brussels Airlinesx48
Caribbean Airlines--
Cathay Dragonx24
Cathay Pacificx24
China Airlinesx24
China Easternx24
China Southernx48
Condor Airlines--
Copa Airlines--
Croatia Airlinesx24
Delta Airlinesx24
Eva Airx72
Garuda Indonesiax24*
Gulf Airx24
Hainan Airlinesx48
Hawaiian Airlines--
Hong Kong Airlinesx24
Jet Airwaysx24
Korean Air"x24
La Compagnie(vegetarian)"51
Malaysia Airlinesx24
Middle East Airlines (MEA)x-
Oman Air-24
Pakistan International Airlinesx24
Philippine Airlinesx48
Qatar Airwaysx24
Royal Jordanianx24
SAS Scandinavian Airlinesx24
Shenzhen Airlinesx24
Silk Airx32
Singapore Airlinesx24
South African Airwaysx24
Sri Lankan Airlinesx24
Swiss International Airlinesx24
TAP Portugalx24
Tarom Airlinesx-
Thai Airwaysx-
TUI fly Belgium-72
Turkish Airlinesx24
United Airlinesx24
Vietnam Airlinesx24
Virgin Atlanticx48
Virgin Australiax48
WOW Airx48
Xiamen Airlinesx-
XL Airways--

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