Having travelled to a few different countries so far
, I have experienced gluten free meals on a few different airlines. I have to say, I was even surprised and impressed to hear that ANY airlines had a gluten free option. Most flights I have been on were shorter and did not include a meal service, so usually I am lucky to get peanuts. Some airlines have switched to pretzels only as their snacks because of people with nut allergies, but it stinks when I can't have anything to eat. As far as meal service goes, though, things are a little more hopeful. KLM
's gluten free meal was pretty good. I had a chicken breast with a vegetable curry sauce, alongside rice, salad, and I got gluten free bread for a snack. Their American affiliate, Delta
, could use some work though: fruit, rice cakes, salad. One more airline I've eaten gluten free on is Virgin Atlantic
. I had a lemon pepper chicken with rice cakes, fruit, and a small salad. I thought it was pretty good, and then I was actually kind of happy to find out that none of my non-gf friends liked their chicken dish that they got. They were all jealous of mine!
So if you are travelling on a long flight, please check with your airline to see if you can get a gluten free meal - you might be surprised how good it is! More than likely you'll just be happy to be served a meal, like I was.