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Special meals

For Guests with Different Dietary Needs

Domestic and International Short Haul Flights

Requests for special meal options are not available on Domestic and International Short Haul flights.

A range of vegetarian and gluten-free options are available for purchase from our On-board Menu. If these are unsuitable, guests are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages on-board.

International Long Haul Flights

To satisfy the dietary and medical needs of all our guests, we offer a selection of special meals on our International Long Haul Flights, as listed below. Special meals must be requested at least 48 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure.

Your special meal preference information is not stored and will not be automatically added to your reservation when you make a new booking or add your Velocity Frequent Flyer number. Please ensure you add a special meal request for every new reservation.

How to request a special meal

When making a new booking You may select a special meal option at the time of making a booking online.
Add to an existing booking Online via Manage your Booking
Log in with your flight details to Manage your Booking.

Call our Guest Contact Centre
Please call 13 67 89 if you are calling from within Australia. View contact numbers outside of Australia.

 

For special meal requests, please note the following:

  • We are unable to accept requests for specific ingredients or a combination of special meals offered e.g. a special meal that is low lactose and gluten free.
  • Only one type of special meal can be requested per passenger.
  • We are unable to provide nut-free special meals. We recommend guests who suffer from allergies (such as peanut allergies) bring their own meal onboard (subject to Enhanced Security Measures for carry-on baggage) as we are unable to guarantee that our meals are completely allergen free. Nuts may be served on your flight and other passengers may bring food on board containing nuts.
  • Virgin Australia cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on board our aircraft. If you have a life-threatening allergy you must carry appropriate medication with you, within easy reach and be able to administer it if required. Please see our Medical Conditions page for further information.

Special meals available on Virgin Australia International Long Haul flights

Infant and Child Meals

Code Meal Name Description
BBML Baby Meal Strained meat, vegetables, fruits and desserts and juices are provided for babies. Combination of jars and packaged items, no fresh produce.
CHML Child’s Meal This meal is suitable for children and features items such as chicken nuggets, spaghetti bolognese etc. Can contain meat, poultry, fish and dairy products.

Dietary Meals

Code Meal Name Description
BLML Bland Meal This meal is low-fat, low-salt and does not contain spices, garlic, onions or strong seasoning. Can contain lean meat, fish, vegetables and fruits and low-fat dairy products
DBML Diabetic Meal This meal is suitable for guests with diabetes, non-insulin and insulin dependent. Contains minimum salt, products low in fat and calories and high in complex carbohydrates.
GFML Gluten Intolerant Meal This meal is suitable for guests who are intolerant to gluten and does not contain any wheat-based products. Can contain meat, poultry, fish, dairy, fruits and vegetables.
LCML Low Calorie Meal This meal can contain lean meats and vegetables with less fat and carbohydrates. Does not contain sugar, cream, heavy sauces.
LFML Low Fat/Low Cholesterol Meal This meal can contain lean meats and vegetables with less fat and carbohydrates. Does not contain sugar, cream, heavy sauces.
LSML Low Salt Meal This meal can contain food items low in sodium including herbs and spices. Does not contain cheeses, heavy sauces, dressings, cured or processed foods.
NLML Non Lactose Meal This meal is suitable for guests who are intolerant to dairy products. Does not contain milk and milk/dairy products. Can contain fish, meat, carbohydrates.

Religious Meals

Code Meal Name Description
KSML Kosher Meal This meal is prepared according to Jewish dietary laws and requirements. The meals are purchased from reputable manufacturers in each port.
HNML Hindu Meal This meal is suitable for guests who follow the Hindu custom. Can contain meat (lamb or chicken), fish, eggs and dairy products. Does not contain any beef or beef products. Prepared according to the Indian culinary style.
MOML Muslim Meal This meal contains food items sourced from approved Halal suppliers. Does not contain pork or alcohol products.

Vegetarian Meals

Code Meal Name Description
AVML Asian Vegetarian Meal This is meal an Asian vegetarian meal prepared to the Indian culinary style. Contains a variety of vegetables, fruit and dairy. Does not contain any type of meat, poultry or fish.
VGML Vegetarian Vegan Meal This meal is vegetarian and prepared without products from animal sources. Does not contain dairy, eggs, meat, fish or poultry.
VJML Vegetarian Jain Meal This meal is suitable for members of the Jain community and is a strict vegetarian dish that is prepared in the Indian culinary style. Can contain fresh fruit and stem vegetables that grow above the ground. Does not contain any animal product or by-products, seafood, dairy, root vegetables, mushroom.
VLML Lacto-ovo Vegetarian Meal This meal is a vegetarian meal that can contain dairy. Does not contain meat or meat products, fish or poultry.
VOML Vegetarian Oriental Meal This meal is a vegetarian meal prepared in the Chinese/oriental style. Does not contain meat, fish, eggs or dairy products.
RVML Raw Vegetable Meal This meal contains a selection of raw fruit, vegetables and salads.

Other Meals

Code Meal Name Description
FPML Fruit Platter Meal This meal contains a variety of seasonal fruits. Can contain seasonal fresh fruit and dried fruits.
SFML Seafood Meal This meal allows guests to put a preference for seafood. Specific seafood items are unable to be requested. Does not contain meat or any meat products.