Special in-flight meals

We offer an extensive array of tempting special meals for those with health or religious dietary requirements. We also provide special meals for infants and small children. Please feel free to tell us your dietary needs!

  • The following menu sample will be served on flights departing from Japan (Haneda/Narita).

Special in-flight meal menu

Meals for children

Baby Food (BBFD)

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For babies up to 8 months.

Baby Meal (BBML)

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For babies from 9 months to 2 years old.

Child Meal (CHML)

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For children from 2 years old and over.

BEDD for Kids

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"BEDD for Kids" is available for first class and business class passengers on flights from Narita and Haneda (excluding midnight and short flights).

Minimal Allergen Meal Menus

JAL has teamed up with globally renowned minimal allergen food producer. Tsuji Anzen Shokuhin Co., Ltd. (Tsuji Foods Ltd.) to create a delicious and nutritious new in-flight menu.
With the exception of green salad and fruits dishes, all meals are prepared by Tsuji Foods Ltd. in kitchens exclusively used for minimal allergen meals. All meals including green salad and fruits are subsequently readied for serving in our official airline catering company's kitchens, which is not a minimal allergen kitchens. All main entrees have been exclusively created for JAL by Tsuji Foods Ltd.

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Minimal Allergen 7 Meal

This meal contains no buckwheat, crab, dairy products, eggs, peanuts, shrimp, or wheat.

Minimal Allergen 28 Meal

In addition to the seven major allergens, this meal contains no abalone, apples, bananas, beef, cashew nuts, chicken, gelatin, kiwifruits, mackerel, matsutake mushrooms, oranges, peaches, pork, salmon, salmon roe, sesame, soybeans, squid, walnuts, almond, or yamaimo yams.

Minimal Allergen 28 Baby Meal

In addition to the seven major allergens, this meal contains no abalone, apples, bananas, beef, cashew nuts, chicken, gelatin, kiwifruits, mackerel, matsutake mushrooms, oranges, peaches, pork, salmon, salmon roe, sesame, soybeans, squid, walnuts, almond, or yamaimo yams.

  • While JAL and its caterers make every effort to prevent allergen penetration during food handling and preparation, tiny levels of such substances may sometimes unintentionally appear in meals.
  • For further details, please visit Tsuji Foods Ltd.'s website

Meals for Passengers with Religious Dietary Needs

Hindu Vegetarian Meal (Asian) (AVML)

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This is a spicy, Asian-style vegetarian meal. It contains no meat, fish, eggs, lard, gelatin, or other animal-based ingredients.

  • Please note that it contains dairy products.

Hindu Meal (HNML)

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This meal is prepared in accordance with Hindu dietary laws. It contains no beef, pork, raw fish or smoked fish.

Jain Vegetarian Meal (VJML)

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This meal is prepared in accordance with Jain doctrine. It contains no meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, or root vegetables.

Muslim Meal (MOML)

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The Moslem meal that our company provides is offered in full accordance with IATA guidelines.

Prohibited articles

  • Pork and pig by-products
  • Gelatine
  • Alcohol
  • Flavouring extracts with alcohol
  • Non-white fishmeat from species without scales or fins

Japan Airlines will be serving Muslim meals which have received halal certification*1 from the Japan Islamic Trust*2 on all international flights from Japan.

  1. A religious corporation registered with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Has issued halal certification from 1999. Approved as a certifying entity in Japan by halal certifying entities in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Thailand.
  2. Meals which have cleared criteria in accordance with Islamic laws and legally approved by Islamic laws.

Kosher Meal (KSML)

This meal is blessed and sealed according to Jewish kosher laws and customs.

Vegetarian Meal

Vegetarian Vegan Meal

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Any meat products, fish, eggs or dairy products will not be used under any circumstances.

Vegetarian Meal

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This is a Vegetarian meal that does not use any meat products and fish.

  • Please note that it contains eggs and/or dairy products.

Vegetarian Raw Meal (RVML)

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This meal consists mainly of raw fruits and vegetables. It contains no highly processed foods, additives, or preservatives.

Vegetarian Oriental Meal (VOML)

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This vegetarian meals features Chinese-style flavors. It contains no eggs, dairy, or other animal-derived products.

Meals for Health-Conscious Passengers

Easily Digestible Meal (BLML)

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This meal is designed to be easy to digest for passengers with gastrointestinal ailments. It contains no strongly flavored or deep-fried foods, black pepper, chili powder, caffeine, or other gastrointestinal irritants.

Low-Sodium Meal (LSML)

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This meal is designed for passengers who restrict their sodium intake. It contains no high-sodium foods or seasonings.

Diabetic Meal (DBML)

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This meal is prepared using lean meat and high-fiber ingredients. It contains no deep-fried foods.

Low-Calorie Meal (LCML)

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This meal is designed for passengers who restrict their caloric intake. Each meal contains about 400 calories.

Low-Gluten Meal (GFML)

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This meal is designed for passengers on a gluten-free diet. It is prepared with foods made with low-gluten grains.

Low-Fat Meal (LFML)

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This meal is designed for passengers who restrict their cholesterol intake. It consists of high-fiber foods such as meat and fish, fruits and vegetables.

Seafood Meal (SFML)

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This meal is for passengers who prefer to eat fish or other seafood.

Fruit Meal (FPML)

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This meal consists mainly of fruit. It contains no additives or preservatives. It may contain leaf vegetables.

Low-Lactose Meal (NLML)

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This meal is designed for lactose-intolerant passengers. It contains no milk, yogurt, cheese, or other dairy products.

Request deadline

If you would like to enjoy a special in-flight meal, please make your request before the relevant deadline stated below.

Type of meal JAL Website Phone / Mail
Minimal Allergen Meal Menus Cannot be ordered via the JAL Website At least 72 hours before your flight's departure
Kosher Meal
Other special meals At least 25 hours before your flight's departure At least 24 hours before your flight's departure
  • If you wish to change your special meal order, please contact us prior to the order deadline.
  • If changing your flight reservation, be sure to reconfirm your special meal requests at the same time.
  • Meals may not be available due to inclement weather or other circumstances.
  • Special meal services may not be available on the code-share flights operated by another carrier.
    Please contact us for details.

How to order

Ordering through the JAL Website

Visit the JAL website and click the "Service Selection (Seat,Meal)" button for your flight on the Booking Details screen.
Meals may be ordered on the "Optional service" screen when booking a new ticket.

  • Baby and child meals may be ordered on the "Passenger Information" screen when booking a new ticket.

Step1

Press the "Request special meal"

Click the "Request special meal" button on the Booking Details screen.

Step2

Select your desired meal

Select your desired meal from the pulldown menu, then click the "Continue" button and proceed to the next screen.

Step3

Confirm

The inflight meal you selected will be shown in the Flight information on the Booking Details screen.
To make a change, follow the same process.

Ordering and inquiries by phone

Please contact the JAL call center (International Reservation and Information) to order.
Business hours: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM, daily