Airline meals… what’s included on your flight

If you’re flying economy on your next flight, get ahead and plan your in-flight meals before you’re even at the airport.

With our Economy Class guide to eating in the air, you’ll be able to find out which airlines include complimentary food on flights and those where you’ll be able to purchase snacks and drinks once onboard.

From long-haul to short-haul, we’ve got you covered with all the essential information you need to make sure you don’t got hungry as you traverse the globe.

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Aer Lingus

British Airways

Emirates

Jet2.com

Lufthansa

Norwegian Air Shuttle

Thomas Cook Airlines

United Airlines

Wizz Air

American Airlines

easyJet

Flybe

KLM

Monarch

Ryanair

Thomson Airways

Virgin Atlantic

Enjoy your meal


Airline: Aer Lingus

In-flight meals available: Yes

Details: Meals and snacks available to purchase onboard.

Cost: Within Europe Economy – breakfast from €10 (£8.67), sandwiches from €5 (£4.33) and snacks also available. Transatlantic flights include complimentary meals.

Menus: Check out the menus here.

Europe Economy

Transatlantic Economy


Airline: American Airlines

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Meals available and snacks available to purchase onboard.

Cost: Transatlantic flights include complimentary meals, with a charge for those on US domestic services.

Menus:  No menu available – more information can be found here.


Airline: British Airways

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Meals and snacks available to purchase onboard.

Cost: Short haul economy flights – Sandwiches under £5.

Long haul economy flights – Complimentary food, varies on flight length – includes hot and cold drinks. Meals can also be
ordered in advance.

Menus: Short-haul economy menu

Long-haul economy pre-order menu


Airline: easyJet

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Snacks and sandwiches available to purchase onboard.

Cost: Sandwiches are £4.50 and a meal deal is available from £7.

Menus: Check out the menu you here.


Airline: Emirates

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Meals and drinks are provided in-flight.

Cost: Meals and drinks are complimentary.

Menus: See your in-flight menu here.


Airline: Flybe

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Sandwiches and snacks are available to purchase onboard.

Cost: Sandwiches start from £4.

Menus: Check out the menu here


Airline: Jet2.com

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Pre-ordered meals available, along with sandwich and snack menu onboard.

Cost: Pre-order meals start from £7.50. Onboard sandwiches start at £3.95.

Menus: Check out the inflight menu here.

Check out the pre-order menu here.


Airline: KLM

In-flight meals available: Yes

Details: Meals are available for pre-order. Snacks and drinks on offer.

Cost: Drinks are complimentary (once an hour) and complimentary snacks range depending on flight length.

Menus: Check out the menu here.


Airline: Lufthansa

In-flight meals available: Yes

Details: Meals, snacks and drinks are available onboard and vary with flight length and time.

Cost: Meals, snacks and drinks are complimentary. On long-haul flights it always includes a cocktail service, 3-course menu and a second meal.

Menus: Check out the economy long-haul menu here.

Check out the economy short and medium-haul menu here.


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Airline: Monarch

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Meals and snacks are available to purchase onboard.

Cost: Prices are unavailable.

Menus: Check out the in-flight menu here.


Airline: Norwegian Air Shuttle

In-flight meals available: Yes

Details: Snacks and drinks are available to purchase onboard. On long-haul flights a 3-course meal can be pre-ordered online.

Cost: Prices unavailable.

Menus: No menu available.


Airline: Ryanair

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Sandwiches and snacks are available to purchase onboard.

Cost: A meal deal starts from €10 (£8.70).

Menus: You can find the latest menu here.


Airline: Thomas Cook Airlines

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Meals are available for pre-order.

Cost:

Type of meal Short-haul Medium-haul Long-haul
Adult inflight meals £6.50 £9.00 £11
Child inflight meals £3.25 £4.50 £5.50

Menus: Check out the menus here.


Airline: Thomson Airways

In-flight meals available: Yes.

Details: Food is available to purchase onboard. On long-haul flights a meal and snack in included in the price of your flight.

Cost: For in-flight purchases, sandwiches start at £3.50. On long-haul flights, meals and snacks are complimentary.

Menus: Check out the menus here.


Airline: United Airlines

In-flight meals available: Yes

Details: Complimentary meals, snacks and drinks may be included on your flight depending on length and destination. See the route meal
variations here.

Sandwiches and snacks are also available to purchase.

Cost: Sandwiches start from $8.99 (£7.33).

Menus: Check out the in-flight menu here


Airline: Virgin Atlantic

In-flight meals available: Yes

Details: A 3-course meal, second meal and refreshments are available.

Cost: Meals and refreshments are complimentary.

Menus: You can check out a sample menu here


Airline: Wizz Air

In-flight meals available: Yes

Details: Sandwiches and snacks can be purchased onboard.

Cost: Sandwiches start from €4 (£3.50)

Menus: You can check out the menu here

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