These airlines offer children’s meals

United Airlines has reintroduced its kids’ meals — an offer that was discontinued during the pandemic — on domestic and international flights over 2,000 miles and in cabins where free meal service is offered.

So what’s on the menu for kids flying United? For breakfast, it’s French toast, sausages, fruit and a croissant. And for lunch and dinner, the kids’ meal includes chicken fillets, fruit, a roll and dessert, plus the option of a grilled cheese on international flights returning to the United States.

New kid-friendly food choices arrive just in time for the busy holiday season, when countless families hit the road. In order to obtain a Kids’ Meal, passengers must select “Kids’ Meal” as a special meal option, either when booking their United flight or to add the request to an existing reservation through the United app at least 24 hours before departure. their departure.

Unfortunately, children’s meals will not be available for Domestic Economy Class passengers, as meal service is not complimentary in Economy Class on domestic flights. But economy class passengers on international flights will have the option, as will first class travelers on domestic flights over 2,000 miles.

Airlines that serve children’s meals

A pre-ordered child meal is available on all JAL Japan Airlines flights.

Courtesy of JAL Japan Airlines

United isn’t the only carrier reaching out to kids. Several airlines offer baby and children’s meals designed for young passengers, including:

  • Air Canada: Meals for children 1 year and older can be pre-booked for premium and business travelers within North America and for international flights.
  • Air France: Air France offers a children’s menu designed for children aged 2 to 8.
  • British Airways: Travelers can order special children’s meals before their long-haul flight, which British Airways describes as non-vegetarian meals suitable for children aged 2 to 12. advance from main cabin service.
  • Emirates: You can request a kids’ meal on board in advance for children 2-12 years old.
  • Etihad: On Etihad, request a kids’ meal at least 24 hours before your flight, and the carrier will provide a nutritious offer and a treat designed for children ages 2-11.
  • JAL Japan Airlines: Japan Airlines offers a pre-bookable children’s meal option on all its routes for all children aged 2 and over. Children traveling in first class and business class from Narita and Haneda enjoy a child-friendly catering service.
  • Lufthansa: On Lufthansa long-haul flights and on some European routes, a child’s meal can be booked in advance; designed by top German chef (and father) Alexander Herrmann, it includes “play elements” while presenting a nutritious and balanced meal for children.
  • Singapore airlines: All passengers can pre-order a children’s meal of Western, Asian or vegetarian cuisine for children 2 to 12 years old. Options can be booked up to four months before the flight and must be made at least 24 hours before departure. The airline also has a “Book the Cook Yummy!” menu for children traveling in suites, first class or business class. The extensive premium menu includes a burger, fish sticks, fried rice, mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, and chicken with rice, among other options.
  • Turkish Airlines: Turkish Airlines has specially designed meals for children that do not contain fish or meat with bones, nuts, seeds or spices.
  • Quantities: The Australian carrier offers a children’s meal option that can be pre-ordered for travelers aged 2 to 11.
  • Qatar Airways: Qatar Airways serves its children’s meals in a fun lunch box (which kids can keep) that includes a nutritious meal, juice and treats. Travelers must pre-order it.

The majority of the above carriers also offer a baby or infant meal option and/or have baby food available on board.

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