Dietary Required Meals

Dietary required meals can be requested for customers with dietary or medical needs, for religious beliefs and for children.

Use this guide to assist you in booking and servicing your customers' dietary required meal requests.

We provide a broad selection of meals to suit most dietary requirements. Customers may bring their own food to ensure their specific dietary requirements are met. Unfortunately, we are not able to refrigerate or heat their meal onboard. The meal must comply with local security screening requirements.

All the listed meals can be booked via your Technology Partner connected to the Qantas Distribution Platform and other technology systems.

Qantas NDC Call Out

Dietary Required Meals can be booked with ease through the Qantas Distribution Platform.

Important

Qantas requires dietary required meals to be requested a minimum of 24 hours prior to scheduled departure. Kosher meals should be requested a minimum of 36 hours prior to scheduled departure.

General Information

Dietary Required Meals Available on Qantas Flights

Medical Meals

Code Dietary required meal Description Can contain Does NOT contain
DBML Diabetic meal Low sugar       
Low salt
Low fat               
Balanced complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre; low in fat;  low in salt Fried foods, added sugar, peanuts, tree nuts
or nut products
GFML Gluten and dairy friendly meal Gluten Restricted
Gluten Intolerance
Coeliac Disease
Wheat Free
Low lactose      
Gluten free breads, grains, soy milk Wheat, rye, oats, barley or malt, any milk or milk  products, peanuts, tree nuts or nut products

Religious Meals

Code Dietary required meal Description Can contain Does not contain
HNML Non - Vegetarian
Hindu Meal
No beef, veal or beef products Lamb, goat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, rice, fruits and/or vegetables Beef, beef derivatives, veal, pork, raw fish, smoked fish, peanuts, tree nuts or nut products
KSML Kosher Meal Food according to Jewish Laws Cattle, game, poultry that have been processed according to Jewish Law, dairy from Kosher animals Foods that have not been prepared according to Jewish religious specifications, does not combine meal and milk, peanuts, tree nuts or nut products
MOML Moslem Meal No pork or pork products
No alcohol
Halal
Halal produced meat (beef, lamb) and poultry (chicken, turkey), fish with scales from approved sources, dairy products, eggs and egg products Pork, or pork by-products, alcohol, peanuts, tree nuts or nut products

Disclaimer: Disclaimer: *Kosher meals are currently not available on Delhi and Bengaluru sectors.
**Must be ordered at least 36 hours prior to scheduled departure.

Vegetarian Meals

Code Dietary required meal Description Can contain Does not contain
AVML Hindu Vegetarian Meal Lacto-vegetarian South Asian style i.e. spicy or curried
No animal products or animal by-products
No eggs, limited use of dairy products
Lentils, rice and other grains.
Flatbreads.
Fruits, vegetables and legumes  e.g...beans, peas, soya, tofu
Dairy products without animal rennet or gelatin.
Nuts and seeds. 
Animal products (meat, game, poultry, fish, seafood).
Animal by-products (bone, stock, rennet, gelatin, animal fat, shortenings, omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish, surimi, carmine, shellac). 
Eggs and egg products. 
VGML

Vegan Vegetarian Meal

Strict Western Vegetarian
No animal products or animal by-products
No egg and dairy products
Pure vegetarian
Vegan
Contains nuts
Rice, fruits, vegetables, grains, soy, pulses, tree nuts or nut products Any animal products such as meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, milk or honey, dairy products or peanuts
VJML Jain Vegetarian Meal Indian style
No root or bulbous vegetables
No animal products or animal by-products, no egg and dairy products
Fruit, non-root vegetables, rice, tofu or pulses Any eggs or egg products, dairy products, bulbous vegetables, peanuts, tree nuts or nut products

Child Meals

Code Dietary required meal Description Can contain Does not contain
BBML Baby Meal 0-11 months
Standard on board stores used i.e.: Baby foods / strained. Baby formula.
Mashed, strained or pureed meals that can be easily eaten with a spoon Gluten, wheat, rye, fish, seafood, eggs, solid foods, peanuts, tree nuts or nut products
CHML Child Meal 2-11 years
Food suitable to be eaten with a fork and spoon.
Lean meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, egg products, potato, pasta or rice Fish, poultry or meat with bones, seeds, rich sauces, high seasoned foods, peanuts, tree nuts or nut products

Peanuts Allergies

Qantas no longer guarantees ‘allergy’ free meals.  Customers with allergies should select a suitable alternative from the standard dietary required meal list.

Our dietary required meals do not contain peanuts. Except for VGML and AVML, our dietary required meals also do not contain tree nuts and nut derivatives. However, we cannot guarantee that the environment in which the meals are prepared in is completely nut free.

Read more about our Peanut and Allergy PoliciesOpens in a new tab or window.

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Formats for Dietary Required Meal Requests

Please refer to your Technology Partner for any additional information regarding dietary required meal requests via the Qantas Distribution Platform.

Alternatively, please use the example entry formats below when requesting dietary required meals:

Customer Type Amadeus
Travelport - Galileo 
Sabre Travelport - Worldspan
Infant SRBBML/P1
SI.P1/BBML
3BBML1-1.1
3SAN1.1BML
Child SRCHML-08YRS/P2
SI.P2/CHML*08YRS
3CHMLA/08YRS-3.1
3SAN1.2CHML
Adult SRGFML/P1
SI.P1/GFML
3GFMLA-1.1
3SAN1.1GFML

Important

  • Baby meals should be customer related to the accompanying adult for infants not occupying a seat.

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Qantas Australian Domestic and Trans-Tasman Flights

Dietary required meals are available as follows:

  • Business class – A limited selection of dietary required meals is available on all Australian Domestic and Trans-Tasman flights in Business.
  • Economy class – A limited selection of dietary required meals is available on Australian Domestic flights of more than 3 and a half hours. Dietary meals are available on all Trans-Tasman flights in Economy.

QantasLink Dietary Required Meals

  • Dash 8 – Turboprop – On flights operated by QantasLink Dash 8 aircraft, light refreshments are offered all day; therefore, dietary required meals are not provided.
  • B717/F100/A320 – On flights operated by QantasLink aircraft dietary required meals are only available on flights offering a main meal (this includes morning, daytime and evening)

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Your Customer's Dietary Required Meal

How to Request a Dietary Required Meal for your Customer

For Qantas Operated Flights Dietary Required Meal Requests

  • Can be requested through Manage Booking, or your Technology Partner.
  • Must be requested at least 24 hours prior to departure or 36 hours prior to departure for Kosher meals.

For Codeshare Flights Dietary Required Meal Requests

  • Can be requested using the standard IATA meal codes through your Technology Partner. Please refer to the operating airline for further information.

Changes to your Customers' Flights

As dietary required meal requests are associated to each flight sector, they will be cancelled if the flight is changed. You will need to request the dietary required meal again within the above time frame.

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Frequent Flyer Upgrades

If your customer's Frequent Flyer Classic Upgrade Reward is confirmed, the dietary required meal may not be available in the upgraded class of travel.

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