Special meals

Enjoy dishes specially prepared for you.

Every TAP passenger is unique and we provide special meals to meet their needs.

You can order a special meal provided that you have a flight booking and request it up to 24 hours before departure. You can request this service online - Manage Booking -, via our Contact Center, at a TAP counter, or through your Travel Agency.
TAP Miles&Go Clients can book at the TAP Miles&Go Service Centre.

Special meals are available:
Economy Class - on flights of more than 5 hours’ duration. 
Executive Class - on most flights of more than 90 minutes’ duration (with meal service).
On certain flights, especially those that include stopovers and overnight flights, we do not have any special meals available, except for kosher meals, which can always be requested.

Special meals available

Type of meal Code Information 
Vegan meal VGML  Does not contain meat, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, dairy products or derivatives.
Lacto-ovo vegetarian meal  VLML  Does not contain meat, fish or seafood. May contain dairy products such as milk, butter, cheese and eggs. 
Hindu vegetarian meal  AVML  Does not contain fish, shellfish, meat, poultry or eggs. Also does not contain onions, garlic, mushrooms, caffeine, or very processed foods.
*Kosher meal KSML  Strictly kosher food prepared to comply with Jewish dietary laws. 
Muslim meal  MOML  Does not contain pork, by-products of pork, or ingredients containing alcohol. All meat and poultry products used are certified as slaughtered according to halal guidelines. 
Baby meal   BBML   It consists of simple and mashed foods, meat or fish puree and fruit puree.
Children's meal  CHML  This meal is available for children ages 2-11 (inclusive) and includes food offerings that appeal to children. 
**Diabetic meal  DBML  Does not contain sugars, syrups, jams, cakes, or chocolate. Food with reduced carbohydrate content, less fat.
** Gluten-free meal  GFML  In the case of gluten intolerance (gluten protein). The meal is prepared without ingredients containing gluten.
Low-calorie meal  LCML  Calorie-reduced meal, rich in dietary fiber, low in fat and carbohydrates.
Low-fat meal  LFML  A high-fibre meal with reduced fat. 
Low-salt meal  LSML  Does not contain salt and baking soda/powder. 
***Lactose-free meal  NLML  The meal is prepared without ingredients containing lactose. 


Special meals are available:
Economy Class - on flights of more than 5 hours’ duration. 
Executive Class - on most flights of more than 90 minutes’ duration (with meal service).

Except:
* KSML meals must be requested 72 hours prior to departure on flights from Luanda.
** Flights departing from Accra do not serve DBML or GFML meals.
*** No non lactose meals (NLML) served on outgoing flights from Abidjan.

On certain flights, especially those that include stopovers and overnight flights, we do not have any special meals available, except for kosher meals, which can always be requested.


Food allergies and intolerance


In case you have a serious food allergy, you can request a special meal provided that you have a flight booking. To book your meal, simply call our Contact Center up to 7 days before your flight's departure date.

If you suffer a serious allergy from inhalation of or exposure to a particular food, TAP is not able to guarantee that the plane’s cabin is free of the allergen in question, as on board service cannot be altered and it is not possible to monitor foods or products brought on board by passengers.

 
We recommend that you see your doctor before travelling and carry appropriate medication in your hand luggage.

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