Special meals and nut allergies

Special meals to meet specific dietary, medical and religious needs are available on select flights. To make sure we can accommodate your needs, request your meal starting 30 days before and no later than 24 hours before takeoff.

Availability by ticket type

All classes

Special meals are available in all classes on flights to / from:

  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • New Zealand
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)
  • Doha, Qatar (DOH)*
  • Montevideo, Uruguay (MVD)
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG)
  • Santiago, Chile (SCL)
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU)

* All onboard meals to / from DOH are Halal-certified


At least 24 hours before departure

  • Make sure your flight offers special meals
  • Choose your meal
  • Order on aa.com or call Reservations

At the airport

Let the gate agent and flight attendant know you ordered a special meal.

Contact Reservations


Meals for medical needs are reviewed by a registered dietician. Nutritional requirements are based on the entire meal.

Type Meal description
Asian vegetarian* Spicy vegetarian meals with limited use of dairy products
Baby Selection of commercial baby food for children 2 and younger. Attached to the parent/guardian PNR.
Bland Simple cooking methods used specifically for passengers with digestive sensitivities
Child's Foods that appeal to kids age 2-5; available to everyone
Diabetic* Suitable for reduced sugar, hyperglycemic, hypoglycemic and carbohydrate controlled meal requests
Gluten-intolerant* This meal eliminates all foods prepared with wheat, rye, barley and oats
Hindu* Prepared according to Hindu dietary practices and may include dairy, curries and spicy flavors
Kosher** Prepared to comply with Jewish dietary laws
Lacto-ovo vegetarian Vegetarian meal that may include eggs and dairy products
Low fat High fiber, low fat meal
Low sodium No added salt, MSG or baking powder/soda
Muslim* Does not contain pork, by-products of pork or ingredients containing alcohol
Non-lactose Does not contain cheese, dairy products and their derivatives, lactose or milk products
Vegetarian Jain Meal*** Vegetarian meal with fresh fruit and vegetables that grow above the ground and does not contain onion, garlic, other root vegetables or animal products and by-products.
Vegetarian / Vegan* Does not contain meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy products or derivatives

*Available on most domestic flights when a full meal is served in First.

**If you’re traveling from Brazil, Kosher meals are only available from Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and Sao Paulo (GRU). Kosher meals are not available on flights departing from India or Shanghai, China (PVG).

***Available on flights to / from India only.

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EU Allergen

Allergen information is also available onboard flights departing EU countries.

Flying on a partner airline?

If your trip includes a flight with a partner airline, order a special meal with them. Visit their website for details.