Special Meals - International Travel

In order to accommodate our customers' special dietary needs, Air Canada offers a choice of the following 17 special meals* in all classes of service on all flights where a meal service is offered (except Onboard Café flights).

When to order:

Special meals must be ordered at least 18 hours before the first flight in your itinerary.

How to order:

  • At time of online booking:
    • On the Who is travelling page, simply select the special meal you require from the Meal Preference drop-down menu when entering passenger information
  • If you have already completed your online booking:
  • If your itinerary includes a codeshare flight or a flight operated by another airline:
    • Please note that you may not request your special meal online. Please contact Air Canada Reservations so that we may advise the other airline of your special dietary needs.

Choice of special meals:

  • Asian vegetarian meal
  • Infant or baby's meal
  • Bland/soft meal
  • Child's meal
  • Diabetic meal
  • Fruit platter meal
  • Gluten intolerant meal
  • Hindu meal
  • Kosher meal
  • Low-calorie meal
  • Low-cholesterol/low-fat meal
  • Low-sodium meal
  • Muslim meal
  • Non-lactose meal
  • Vegetarian meal (non-dairy)
  • Vegetarian meal (lacto-ovo)
  • Vegetarian oriental meal


  • Only the special meals listed above are offered.
  • Kosher meals must be ordered 24 hours in advance.
  • Air Canada cannot provide meals which are guaranteed to be free of nuts, seafood or other food products. Please view our policy regarding customers with allergies for more information.
  • MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and other self-heating meal and beverage kits with portable heating systems/ration heaters are not permitted on board our aircraft at any time. Nor are they permitted in checked or carry-on baggage.
  • You may bring your own snacks and food on board, or purchase meals and beverages at the airport before your flight - just make sure to purchase beverages after you've passed through security.
  • Alcoholic beverages purchased at the duty-free shop or in bottles of no more than 100 ml are allowed on board; however, you may not consume these products while you are on the plane.
* Certain restrictions may apply.