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Special Meals

Special Meals

Proper nutrition is necessary for maintaining good health. We at EL AL strive to serve varied meals, minimize the use of preservatives and soup powders, prepare fresh food as much as possible, offer a variety of flavors and balance nutritional values.

We offer a choice of meals, created in the Tamam kitchens at Ben-Gurion Airport and at several other kosher kitchens around the world.

EL AL’s passenger service includes a selection of in-flight meals suited to special dietary requirements.

 

 Special Meals*

To check if the special meal you wish to order is available on flights to/from your destination, please call the Telephone Service and Sales Center  *2250 /
(03) 977-1111 ext 1 or your travel agent.

* Passengers ordering meals via the EL AL Call Center – mention the meal code (in brackets) to the operator.

* Please note that EL AL cannot guarantee that all types of special meals are available at all destinations and on all flights.

Chicken Meal (CNML) – For passengers who prefer chicken as the main course when a meat meal is being served to the passengers.
Fish Meal (FSML) – For passengers who prefer fish as the main course when a meat meal is being served to the passengers
Fruit Platter Meal (FPML) – Based on fresh and dried fruit.
Vegetarian Vegan Meal (VGML) – Vegetarian meals that do not include eggs, dairy products or products from animal sources.
Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal (VLML) - may contain eggs or dairy products
Child Meal (CHML) – Consisting of a combination of familiar, fun food that children enjoy.
Vegetarian Asian Meal (AVML) - Asiatic style meal
Hindu Meal (HNML) - Contains no beef. When a meat meal is being served to the passengers.
Vegetarian Jain Meal (VJML) – Vegetarian foods prepared Indian style and according to Jain customs that prohibit the consumption of animal products and root vegetables. Jain Meal is available only on flights Tel Aviv-Mumbai-Tel Aviv. When a meat meal is being served to the passengers.

 

 Healthy Meals


Diabetic Meal (DBML) - For passengers who must control their sugar intake. Includes low-sugar foods and no-sugar-added products.
Gluten Intolerant Meal (GFML) – A special meal for passengers who must control their gluten intake.
* These meals are not suitable for celiacs and for persons who are
sensitive/allergic to gluten.
Low Salt Meal (LSML) – A special meal for passengers who prefer a reduced-salt meal.
Low Lactose Meal (NLML)– A meal for passengers who restrict their lactose intake, served when dairy meals are offered to the passengers.

* These meals are not suitable for persons who are sensitive/allergic to milk.


 Strictly Kosher meals


 Strictly Kosher Meal
  • Meals supplied on flights from Tel Aviv are prepared under "Kashruth Department Orthodox Council of Jerusalem" (B.D.Z.EIDA CHAREDIS Jerusalem).
  • On flights from abroad, the meals are prepared in kosher kitchens under local Rabbinical kashruth supervision, as detailed on the meal wrapping.
Strictly Kosher Meal (SKML)
Strictly Kosher Fish Meal (KFML)
(When a meat meal is being served to the passengers).
Strictly Kosher Children's Meal (KCML)

 Strictly Kosher Meals from New York
Served only on flights from New York. Meals are under "Regal" kashruth supervision.

Strictly Kosher Meals – Regal (RGML)
Strictly Kosher Fish meal – Regal (RFML)
 (When a meat meal is being served to the passengers).
Strictly Kosher Children's meal – Regal (KCML)
Strictly Kosher Vegetarian meal– Regal (GVML)

Ordering Special meals

To ensure that your special meal is supplied on your flight, we recommend ordering it as far in advance as possible, but no later than the times specified below

For flights from Tel Aviv, Monday to Friday, up to 12 hours before departure time


For flights to Tel Aviv, Monday to Friday, up to 24 hours before departure time

  • For flights from all destinations on Saturday – up to 48 hours before departure time
  • For flights departing from Tel Aviv on Sunday – up to 42 hours before departure time
  • For flights to Tel Aviv on Sunday – up to 48 hours before departure time
  • For flights to Tel Aviv on Monday to Friday from Mumbai and Hong Kong, strictly kosher meals, strictly kosher children’s meals and strictly kosher fish meals must be ordered up to 36 hours before departure time.

Deadlines for ordering Glatt kosher meals for flights from New York (JFK + EWR)

  • Sunday to Friday flights – up to 7 hours before departure time.
  • Saturday flights – up to 36 hours before departure time.
Deadlines for ordering Glatt kosher meal - SKML for flights from Toronto and Los Angeles
  • Sunday to Friday flights – up to 7 hours before departure time.
  • Saturday flights – up to 36 hours before departure time.

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