Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2872 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
Most airlines seem to offer a vegetarian meal as one of the standard options in F/C. My recent international flights on UA, however, have not had the option, which I found surprising. The FA told me that no airlines, not just UA, offer vegetarian as a given option.
That hasn't been my experience. Just about every airline menu I have seen in the past few years highlights a vegetarian option.
Can others weigh in? What airlines do? What airlines don't?
bwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 674 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
although not around for much longer, bmi offer a veg option in both business class and economy class as standard. No pre ordering is required, but they are served on a first come, first served basis. Of course you can pre order a full range of special dietary meals as well.
B777A340Fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 749 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
I think @jadedchameleon got it right. Airlines don't typically carry vegetarian meals. Having said that, if you call in ahead of time and notify the airline of your dietary constraints, they will more than likely accommodate. I don't know this for a fact, but logic has it that airlines that would carry vegetarian meals as part of their regular selection would be those regularly serving countries that have similar constraints....so if I were to guess: Air India, Jet Airways.
sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1583 posts, RR: 21 Reply 9, posted (9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
I think most Indian airlines will have a vegetarian option. In fact when I flew AI a few years back in Y they offered me two options for the meal: veg or non-veg. Pretty sure Jet does the same thing as well. At EK our menu make up changes per the destination, but I'd say almost always we have a vegetarian option.
Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter): Most airlines seem to offer a vegetarian meal as one of the standard options in F/C. My recent international flights on UA, however, have not had the option, which I found surprising. The FA told me that no airlines, not just UA, offer vegetarian as a given option.
That's a bit odd because on PS J and F they usually have three choices, and pretty much always the 3rd choice is vegetarian. 9 times out of 10 its some form of pasta...and in Y internationally they usually have two options, one of which is vegetarian (and again, usually pasta). So perhaps they operate differently with their international premium catering.