Dietary Required Meals

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

You can use this guide to assist you in booking and servicing your customer's 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.

The meals listed below are currently available for you to book for your customer.

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 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

Vegetarian Meals

Code Dietary required meal Description Can contain Does not contain
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

Children's 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

Peanut 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. With the exception of VGML, 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 Policies.

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Formats for Dietary Required Meal Requests

Please use the following formats when requesting dietary required meals in your GDS:

Passenger Type Amadeus
Galileo (Travelport)
Sabre 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 and toddler meals should be customer related to the accompanying adult for infants not occupying a seat.
  • Please refer to your GDS or Technology Partner for any additional information.

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Qantas Australian Domestic Flights

Dietary required meals are available on Australian domestic services as follows:

Domestic Dietary Required Meals

  • Business class – A limited selection of dietary required meals are available on all services
  • Economy class – A limited selection of dietary required meals are available on flights of more than three and a half hours.

QantasLink Dietary Required Meals

  • Dash 8 – Turboprop  On flights operated by QantasLink Dash 8 aircraft, snacks are offered all day and dietary required meals are not provided.
  • B717/F100/A320/E190 – On flights operated by QantasLink aircraft dietary required meals are only available on flights offering a main meal (this includes morning, daytime and evening)

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, your GDS or 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 GDS or Technology Partner. Please refer to the operating airline for further information.

Changes to your Customer's 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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