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Airplane meal codes for rawfoodies


There are two place that you pretty much can count on getting some of the worst food ever: Hospitals and Airplanes.

My preferred strategy when on the latter is: BYOSF - Bring Your Own Super Foods. But sometimes we forget to plan in advance and while booking a last minute flight, especially longer ones, we're faced with terrible options of see above.

Luckily Tina has sent in this useful tip she found at fruitarian.com for those of us looking for better options:

You can choose your meal when traveling by airplane just indicate the code of the meal you desire twenty four hours before traveling.

  • FPML: Fruit Meal
  • RVML: Raw Vegetarian Meal
  • VGML: Vegan Meal

Obviously airline food isn't organic, but I'd rather see someone eating a semi-fresh raw fruit platter than what ever that glob of so-called-food is above. But remember, nothing beats planning in advance.

Note: Even though I don't eat airline food any more, I'll just go ahead and enter the codes above so that at least the airlines know that there's people out there that want healthier options. When the food comes I'll just tell them I'm not hungry. It may sound bad, but its not really wasting food, because if you don't enter anything the airlines just pick the standard meal option for you.




This is such good news! I was so excited last month when I booked my flight from London (UK) to Malaga (Spain) and was given the option of raw fruit/veggie meal. I've found it hard in the past to even get vegetarian, so that was such a plus. I haven't been on holiday yet but I will let you know what they offered me!
Love the blog, thanks for the inspiration x


Just a note -- when booking Delta on a REALLY long flight, you will usually get the SAME specialty meal multiple times. Apparently the offerings are limited for specialty meals, and so the airline cuts cost by simplifying the order with its suppliers. When I flew from Chattanooga to Moscow over 23-ish hours, I got starfruit, kiwi, bananas, grapes, and strawberries -- four times. The first time it was like "wow, starfruit -- I never eat these," whereas the fourth time it was more like "starfruit -- man, I wish I ate these less often."

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