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Airline special meals?


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Airline special meals?

leanneabe | Mar 20, 2007 10:51 AM

My mom used to work for an airline, so growing up we would fly standby. I got to fly first class a lot because of it (and got spoiled) but we were always at the bottom of the list when it came to meals (although, we always got one and first class is always tasty).

Anyway, now that I have to purchase tickets, we always fly coach. The last few years of flying have been short enough flights that no meals were served, so I'm out of touch with airplane food. We're flying United to London in a couple of months and since we're full-fare passengers I thought I'd switch up the meal options and go with a "special meal request". When we booked the tickets, I chose Asian Vegetarian, as opposed to Vegetarian, but I do eat meat. I never realized there were so many choices! Kosher, low-fat, low-sodium, vegan, etc.

Does anyone have any experience with a veggie (or asian veggie?) special meal on an airplane? Do you think it's a good idea? Should I just go with a regular veggie and not the asian veggie?

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