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Dietary Requirements


Whether your requirements are medical or religious we won't make a meal out of giving you the right food.

You can request a special meal if book your flight on line or via the Contact Centre not later than 48 hours before your flight departs.

If you have already confirmed your flight, simply log into Manage My Booking and you will be given the option to book a special meal. Update your booking here.

Please note that special meals cannot be requested for Little Red (UK domestic) flights.


Meal
Description
Additional information
Low fat meal This meal is a low in fat and low in dietary cholesterol ingredients with a high fibre content Available on all flights
Low sodium meal
A low fat, low salt and high fibre meal.  The meal shall contain limited or no added salt during the cooking process Available on all flights
Diabetic meal

This is a low fat, low in salt, low sugar or sugar free meal with high fibre content

Diabetic meals are prepared for those passengers who have type I or type II diabetes or those in the high risk category

Available on all flights
Gluten intolerant meal
Does not contain gluten found in wheat, barley, rye, spelt, unripe spelt grain and oats.  This meal is suitable for passengers with coeliac disease or who are wheat intolerant Available on all flights
Kosher meal

A religious dietary meal that is offered to our Jewish Passengers. All foods are prepared and served according to a strict code of Jewish Kashrut dietary laws.

Please note the Kosher meals supplied on board may contain meat or fish. Meals do not contain foods from non-kashrut sources. Virgin Atlantic is unable to provide different variations of Kosher meals.

On flights from the UK, Kosher Kedassia is supplied
On flights from the USA, Kosher Glatt is supplied

We are currently unable to provide Kosher meals from some destinations (see opposite). As an alternative we can offer a selection of un cut fruit for both meal services.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our passengers.

Available on all flights except flights from:

Lagos

Delhi

Mumbai

St Lucia

Montego Bay

Antigua

Barbados

Grenada

Lacto vegetarian meal
Does not contain meat, meat products, fish (including shellfish) or fowl, rennet cheese, animal oils/fats, alcohol, meat gravy but can contain dairy products such as eggs, milk and cheese Available on all flights
Vegan meal
This meal does not contain any food of animal origin including fish or fowl. No dairy or dairy derivatives are present in this meal for this diet Available on all flights
Hindu meal A religious dietary vegetarian meal with a spicy influence. The meal will not contain fish or seafood Available on all flights
Muslim meal A religious dietary meal which does not contain pork or alcohol or derivatives of these products.  Halal meat will be used for this meal Available on all flights
Jain meal A strict Indian vegan meal which does not contain root vegetables Available on all flights
Asian vegetarian meal A religious dietary vegetarian meal with a spicy influence. The meal will not contain fish or seafood Available on all flights
Child meal

This meal is produced for children from the age of 12 months to 12 years old. The meal is easy to eat and recognisable to the child. A child meal is nut friendly meal only. Child meals are prepared in a facility which handles peanuts.   Whilst we do not produce child meals containing peanuts, we cannot guarantee a nut free preparation environment therefore the dish may contain nut traces.

Child meals are not vegetarian.  If younger passengers require a vegetarian option, a standard vegetarian meal should be ordered.

Child meals are not booked automatically once your flights are confirmed.  Passengers must ensure they request child meals as a special dietary requirement.

Child meals can be booked for infants not seated if this is the preferred meal choice for our youngest passengers

Available on all flights
Baby meal Pureed tinned or bottled foods. No solid foods. Suitable for babies aged up to 12 months. Available on all flights
Medical Related Meal The medical meal covers any request with specific medical requirements not accounted for within the meal choices above and can be ordered through our Special Assistance department. Available on all flights