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Qantas meals are complimentary to all customers travelling on a Qantas operated service. The airline has worked with chef Neil Perry since 1997 to create inflight dishes.

For an idea of what to expect on domestic short hops in Australia, you can read the review here.


Qantas is now offering a more restaurant-style meal service on international flights. After take-off, passengers will be served a signature welcome drink and restaurant-style dining service will follow. The traditional inflight meal tray has been removed to make way for a simpler and larger inflight meal offering. You’ll have a choice of up to three inflight meal choices served with butter infused bread, a dessert and drink of your choice.


Everyone is offered complimentary inflight dining and refreshments, depending on the time of day you travel and the duration of the flight.

Your flight departure time will dictate what will be served. Refreshments are served on short flights such as Melbourne to Canberra and Sydney to Canberra. Lunch options will include pies, pastries or sandwiches, while dinner services will consist of a hot dinner box option or salad.

Qantas has unveiled a new menu for its domestic economy flights, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and locally-inspired dishes. Depending on your flight time you could be served one of the following options:

  • Breakfast packs: Including yoghurt, banana, honey, macadamia bread, and sliced apples.
  • Ham and egg hollandaise ciabatta: This sandwich is made with ham, egg, hollandaise sauce, and ciabatta bread.
  • Spinach and ricotta wrap: This wrap is made with spinach, ricotta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Roast chicken and chive on light rye sandwich: This sandwich is made with roast chicken, chives, and light rye bread.
  • Zucchini and corn fritters: These fritters are made with zucchini, corn, and feta cheese.
  • Bolognese calzone: This calzone is filled with bolognese sauce, mozzarella cheese, and herbs.
  • Chicken and potato mediterranean croquettes: These croquettes are made with chicken, potato, and vegetables.
  • Zucchini and caramelised onion frittata: This frittata is made with zucchini, caramelised onions, and feta cheese.
  • Gluten free and plant based chocolate caramel slice: This slice is made with gluten free oats, cocoa, and coconut.
  • Pear and ginger cake: This cake is made with pears, ginger, and spices.

Meal Times

  • Breafkast 5am to 8.59am
  • Morning tea: 9am to 11.59am
  • Lunch: noon to 1.29pm
  • Afternoon tea: 1.30pm to 4.59pm
  • Dinner: 5pm to 9.59pm
  • Supper: 10pm to 5.59am

Wine and beer are free on all flights departing 4pm daily and on flights departing from 9am that are 2.5 hours or longer.


Dietary required meal requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your flight’s scheduled departure. However, kosher meal requests must be made at least 36 hours in advance of your flight’s scheduled departure. You can order your meal via the manage my booking function.

Dietary required meals are available on the following services:

  • International flights: Dietary required meals are available on all international flights except government-facilitated flights. Kosher meals are currently not available on flights to or from Delhi and Bengaluru.
  • Trans-Tasman flights: Dietary required meals are not available between Auckland and Cairns, or Tonga into Australia.
  • Business class: Dietary required meals are available in business class on all domestic and regional flights.
  • Selected economy class: Dietary required meals are available on selected economy class flights on domestic and regional routes, for flights over 3.5 hours in flight duration.

Domestic and New Zealand Flights

  • Business class: A limited selection of dietary required meals are available on all domestic and Trans-Tasman flights.
  • Economy class: A limited selection of dietary required meals are available on domestic flights more than 3.5 hours. Dietary required meals are available on all Trans-Tasman Economy flights.
  • QantasLink Dash 8: Not possible.
  • QantasLink Airbus 320, Boeing 717, Fokker 100, Embraer 190: Dietary required meals are only available on flights offering a main meal (this includes morning, daytime and evening).

Diabetic meal: Low in sugar, fat and salt, suitable for diabetics..

Gluten and Dairy Friendly meal: Does not contain gluten or dairy.

Vegan Vegetarian meal: No animal or animal by-products.

Jain Vegetarian meal (Strict Indian): Typically vegetarian or vegan, does not coontain foods that are considered to be impure or harmful to living beings.

Kosher meal: Meals prepared and served according to Jewish dietary laws.

Halal meal: Prepared according to Muslim dietary laws.

Hindu meal: A non-vegetarian meal that is prepared according to Hindu customs

Baby meal (0 to 11 months): Meals suitable for toddlers/children.

Child’s meal (2 to 11 years old): Meals suitable for children.


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