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)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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.

Child Meal (CHML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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.

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Vegetarian Hindu Meal (Asian) (AVML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

  • Please note that it contains dairy products.

Non-Vegetarian Hindu Meal (HNML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

  • This meal is non-vegetarian and contains meat (Chicken, Lamb) fish, and/or dairy products.

Vegetarian Jain Meal (VJML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Moslem Meal (MOML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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 (VGML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

  • In First Class and Business Class, meals supervised by Chef YONEZAWA Fumio are offered.

Vegetarian LACTO-OVO Meal (VLML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

  • Please note that it contains eggs and/or dairy products.
  • In First Class and Business Class, meals supervised by Chef YONEZAWA Fumio are offered.

Vegetarian Raw Meal (RVML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Vegetarian Oriental Meal (VOML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Meals for Health-Conscious Passengers

Bland Meal (BLML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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 Salt 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)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Gluten Intolerant Meal (GFML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

This meal is designed for gluten intolerant passengers. It contains no wheat, rye, oats, flour, starch, semolina and nuts.

  • Not suitable for those who are allergic to wheat flour.

Low-Fat Meal (LFML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Seafood Meal (SFML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Fruits Platter Meal (FPML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

Low-Lactose Meal (NLML)

Menu sample on flights from Haneda/Narita

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

  • Not suitable for those who are allergic to milk products.

Request deadline

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

Please note that we may not be able to determine the energy (calories), protein content, fat content, cholesterol content, total carbohydrate content, dietary fiber content, sugar content, salt content, or type of seasonings in your meal.

Type of meal JAL Website Phone / Mail
Minimal Allergen Meal Menus Cannot be ordered via the JAL Website At least 48 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 note that the following special meals are temporarily not available on flights departing from Kona to Narita (JL779).
    Applicable special meals : Vegetarian Lacto-ovo Meal (VLML), Bland Meal (BLML), Diabetic Meal (DBML), Vegetarian Jain Meal (VJML), Moslem Meal (MOML), Baby Food (BBFD)
  • The number of inflight meals that can be reserved is limited.

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.