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I haven't been in a plane for more than 5 years. I'm really curious how things are in the air right now.<br><br>
Can you get a good decent vegan meal yet?<br><br>
Please let me know which airline you have flown lately and how the food was.
 

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Let them know ahead of time that you are Vegan and what your dietary requirements are. They will have something specially prepared. It's still going to be plane food though, which pretty much is standard fair unless you are in first class.
 

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wasn't there a thread about this a month or two ago?<br><br><br><br>
Anyway... I order the "strict vegetarian" plates and they are almost always quite good. I most often fly United, Delta or American. Can't comment on any others, though I remember having veg food on British Airways about 10 years ago and it wasn't too bad. I'm sure it's improved since then.<br><br><br><br>
You'll usually get some pasta or rice dish, steamed vegetables, a fruit bowl, and a vegan cookie or brownie.<br><br><br><br>
I've noticed that most airlines offer these vegetarian choices:<br><br><br><br>
- ovo-lacto vegetarian<br><br>
- strict vegetarian<br><br>
- asian vegetarian<br><br><br><br>
what is "asian vegetarian"?<br><br><br><br>
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oh by the way, when you buy your ticket, specify your meal. Then, at LEAST 24 hours before your flight (2 days ahead is good), call the airline and make CERTAIN that your reservation has a vegan meal assigned to it.
 

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I flew for the first time in forever last month and I got no meal, no snack, no drink. lol. I was offered a drink tho... and I said no. I was flying first class, too. No food was served.
 

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I'm sure they have nice traditional Asian vegetarian food like: gluten and tofu. Perhaps they exclude garlic, chives, leeks, onions, and asafoetida. Some Asian vegetarians avoid these. Some people think that this means that these vegetarians think that these plants are sentient. That isn't the case though. It's believed that eating these herbs disturbs peacefulness of mind. Some Buddhist scriptures advice against eating them.
 

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I flew very recently to Greece using Thomas Cook. I got up very early for the flight there, and forgot to order my veggie meal *duh*<br><br><br><br>
But they still managed to get me one, it was a vegetarian breakfast, with a veggie sausage too! I was impressed. On the way back I got a (very spicy) curry - it could've been vegan, I'm not sure. Overall my meals were quite nice!
 

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The times I've flown the meals weren't too great. I always order way ahead and double check before going on the plane.<br><br><br><br>
Island Air didn't have anything. And the Island airport was didn't have any food either. Not even an apple. Normally we always bring some snacks ourselves, but for some stupid reason hadn't done that this time.<br><br><br><br>
KLM always had something to eat in my experiences. The would bring us fruit from first class.<br><br><br><br>
India air was always so awful. For regular meals you could choose between a Western and Indian meal. However, vegetarian meals only came in the Indian variety. Way too spicy for a Dutch girl. However, when they didn't even have the vegetarian meal we had ordered, we did get to fly first class back. That was cool!<br><br><br><br>
When they mess up, you should always fill in their complaint cards. They usually send a gift certificate.<br><br><br><br>
It does sound like the situation is still pretty much the same.
 

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When I first started flying as a vegetarian 17 years ago (at the time mainly UK-US trips) you would have to request veg food a month or two in advance and confirm a few days before the flight. Even then things were pretty basic.<br><br><br><br>
This last week I flew two short trips between Munich and London Heathrow, I'd booked late (Monday to fly Tuesday) so there was no way to book food, but the food options (sandwiches) were good (MUC to LHR Mozerella with chargrilled veggies, LHR to MUC Cheddar cheese with Tomato chutney), but for a vegan were still unacceptable.
 

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I used to fly 3-4 times a week for work and my company's travel people always put in for vegan meals for me (even though I was vegetarian at the time) but I always bought the standard carry-on meal at the airport to take with me: 1 bottle of Gatorade, 1 bottle of water, tea bags, 2 "meal replacement bars" and a "filling" desert like a muffin.
 

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continental has a variety of choices and the vegan one is good, although once or twice they got confused and gave me ovo-lacto.<br><br><br><br>
air italia is horrid, doesn't even offer vegetarian, let alone vegan. bring food with you.
 

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Airplane food is usually crap. Take your own, definitely. baked goods are winners in my eyes, since cookies and muffins are greatt o transport.<br><br><br><br>
Make your own flapjacks as well, or buy one from somewhere. I have flapjacks a lot when i'm on my feet, and they frequently say "vegan" on the label.
 

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I ordered a vegan meal when I went to Hawaii, the actual food was vegan ( i think) but they gave me butter and salad dressing in little packets that wasn't vegan. made me feel a little insecure about my meal.<br><br><br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">-LINDS</span>
 

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The last 3 times I flew, Continental gave me an Amy's vegan burrito, which is pretty good. 2 out of the 3 times they also gave me a vegan cookie.
 

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I flew to Illionois from portland OR, I dont remember which airline, southwest or american. THey dont understrand, I got a bagel, a quaker oats granola bar - with non fat milk in it, a pat of butter, and a banana. At least they figured out the yogurt my companions got had dairy! yipes. I'll try again another time earlier and be more specific. It was supposed to be non dairy vegetarian.<br><br><br><br>
I should'nt think about that too much since it makes me mad! grrrrr.
 

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I had good vegan meals on Emirates and Thai International recently.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"> I actually like airplane food! How's that for pathetic? It's a step up compared to my cooking. Most of my flights are so short i don't even get meals though. Maybe a snack if I'm that lucky. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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shadow, if you flew southwest, it's not a surprise - they don't do "special" meals (nor does horizon). everyone pretty much gets the same thing - i'm surprised it was more than a bag of "fiesta mix" snacks...
 

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it coulda been american airlines then...I remember sw, they gave you all this prepackaged snacky things that delighted me a few years a go, but now it'd be a different story. hmm...
 
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