Special Meals

We offer a selection of special meals to meet your particular dietary needs.

Flights within North America

  • Special meals are available:
    • In Premium Economy within North America
    • In Business Class within North America
  • It is not possible to order special meals for flights offering the Air Canada Bistro service.

International Flights

Special meals are available in all classes of service on all flights where a meal service is offered (except on flights offering Air Canada Bistro service). 


Order your special meal at least 24 hours before the first flight in your itinerary.

Note: We won’t be able to guarantee that your special meal request can be accommodated if it’s submitted less than 24 hours before the first flight in your itinerary


  • At time of online booking:
    • On the Passengers page, simply select the special meal you require from the MEAL drop-down menu when entering your 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. 

Here is a list of the special meals* available on our flights

  • Baby meal
  • Bland meal
  • Children's meal
  • Diabetic meal
  • Fruit plate meal
  • Gluten intolerant meal
  • Hindu meal
  • Kosher meal**
  • Low-calorie meal
  • Low fat meal
  • Low lactose meal
  • Low salt meal
  • Muslim meal
  • Vegetarian Asian / Hindu meal
  • Vegetarian Jain meal
  • Vegetarian vegan meal (non-dairy, no-eggs)
  • Vegetarian meal (lacto-ovo)
  • Vegetarian oriental meal

* Certain restrictions may apply. No special meals other than those listed above are available.
** Kosher meals must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance. 

  • Air Canada cannot provide meals which are guaranteed to be free of nuts, seafood or other food products. Please see our policy regarding customers with allergies.
  • 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.