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Special Needs

SPECIAL NEEDS

Vegetarian Meals 

AVML: Vegetarian Hindu Meal

Recommended for: Asian/Hindu Vegetarians

Prohibited: meat, fish, fowl, lard or gelatin, egg

VJML: Vegetarian Jain Meal

Recommended for: Jain vegetarians

Prohibited: meat, poultry, seafood, fish, eggs, dairy products, root or bulbous vegetables

VGML: Vegetarian Vegan Meal

Recommended for: passengers are strict vegetarians

Prohibited: products from animal sources, meat, seafood, fish, fowl, lard or gelatin, eggs, dairy products, honey

VLML: Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal

Recommended for: passengers who does not eat animal flesh of any kind, but consumes dairy and egg products

Prohibited: meat, seafood, fish, fowl, lard, and gelatin

VOML: Vegetarian Oriental Meal

Recommended for: oriental vegetarians

Prohibited: meat, poultry, seafood, fish, eggs, dairy products, root or bulbous vegetables

Children Meals

BBML: Baby Meal

Recommended for: infant and children under 2 years

Prohibited: highly seasoned foods, foods containing wheat, gluten, fish, eggs and citrus fruit, pork, veal, beef, solid food for children < 1 year, meat with bone

CHML: Child Meal

Recommended for: children aged from 2 years to 5 years.

Prohibited: fish with bone, meat with bone, nuts and seeds, highly seasoned foods, rich sauces, hard candy, whole grapes

Religious Meals

HNML: Hindu Meal

Recommended for: passengers wishing to follow Hindu custom

Note: AVML assigned if request for a Hindu Vegetarian Meal

Prohibited: beef, veal, pork, raw and smoked fish

KSML: Kosher Meal

Recommended for: passengers wishing to follow Jewish custom

Prohibited: any food items which are not chosen, prepared and served in accordance with Jewish dietary laws and custom

MOML: Moslem Meal

Recommended for: passengers wishing to follow Moslem customs

Prohibited: pork, pig by-products, gelatin, alcohol, flavoring extracts with alcohol, non-white fish meat from species without scales or fins

Medical Meals 

BLML: Bland Meal

Recommended for: passengers suffering from stomach or intestinal problems

Prohibited: highly seasoned foods, black pepper, chili powder, “gassy” vegetable such as cabbage and cauliflower, caffeinated beverages, fried foods

DBML: Diabetic Meal (Low Sugar, No Added Sugar)

Recommended for: diabetic passengers

Prohibited: fried food

GFML: Gluten intolerant Meal

Other name: Low Gluten/Low Gliadin/Gluten-Restricted/Low Wheat/Coeliac Disease/Non-Triopical Sprue/Dermatitis Herpetiformis).

Recommended for: gluten intolerant passenger

Note: not suitable for gluten allergic passengers.

Prohibited: wheat, wheat flour, rye, oats & barley, pasta, bread, bread crumbs & batter, oat-based breakfast cereals, Semolina, Soup, sauce, soya sauce & gravy mixes made with flour; cakes, muffins, pastries; Malt products, ovaltine, starch derived from cereals containing gluten; custard powder, luncheon meats, meat substitutes, sausages, confectionery with chocolate including cereals containing gluten, nut & nut products.

LCML: Low Calorie Meal

Recommended for: passengers wishing to follow a calorie-restricted diet

Prohibited: fried foods, added fats, oils & sugar, gravies & sauces, rich desserts

LFML: Low Fat Meal (Low Cholesterol/Fat-Restricted/Gall Bladder Diet/Low Saturated Fat)

Recommended for: passengers wishing to follow a fat-restricted diet

Prohibited: fried foods, sauces high in fat, egg yolks, offal, seafood, fish roe & caviar, added fats, oils, alcohol-refined sugars, processed meats, processed cheese

LSML: Low Salt Meal

Recommended for: passengers wishing to follow a sodium-restricted diet

Prohibited: salt substitutes, MSG, stocks, bouillon cubes, commercial soups & sauce mixes; salted, smoked cured or packaged foods, items in brine, processed cheese, olives, anchovies, bakery products using self-rising flour or baking soda, most condiments (ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt), gravies, sauces and dressings, garlic, onion, celery salts, breads.  

NLML: Low Lactose Meal.

Recommended for: lactose intolerant passenger

Note: not suitable for cow milk allergic passengers.

Prohibited: milk and dairy products, any food containing milk and dairy products

Other Meals

FPML: Fruit Platter Meal

Recommended for: passengers wishing to eat a meal with no additives/preservatives   

Prohibited: additives and preservatives

RVML: Vegetarian Raw Meal

Recommended for: raw vegetable vegetarians

Prohibited: caffeinated beverages, highly processed foods additives and preservatives

SFML: Seafood Meal

Recommended for: passengers who prefer seafood

Including fish and/or seafood prepared according to local specifications.

Reminds on Ordering Special Meal

A specific special meal is supplied for personal demand. Therefore, we’d like to keep you informed of the following before you order your special meal:

Vietnam Airlines is unable to supply special meal on some routes that don’t give us enough time to serve you special meal. Special meals are also not provided in the flights which we don’t offer meal. Please ask your booking agent for more details.

You should order your special meal and get our confirmation 24 hours prior to departure at the latest. Some specials meal such as Kosher meal are only available in limited flights and you’re requested to order that special meal 72 hours prior to departure at the latest.

If you change your route or flight schedule, please make sure your special meal has been re-ordered and confirmed according to your route or schedule change.