British Airways is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom and one of the largest airlines in the country. It is headquartered in London, England, and operates flights to more than 180 destinations worldwide. The airline was established in 1974 following a merger of four companies, including British Overseas Airways Corporation and British European Airways. British Airways is known for its extensive route network, premium service, and is a founding member of the OneWorld airline alliance, which is one of the largest global airline alliances.
In the context of airlines and in-flight meals, halal refers to meals that are prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary laws. This is significant for Muslim travelers who adhere to a halal diet, as it allows them to eat meals that comply with their religious dietary restrictions while flying. Several airlines, including British Airways, offer halal meal options to accommodate the dietary needs of Muslim passengers.
Does British Airways serve halal food?
Yes, British Airways does provide halal food for passengers on request. The meals are prepared according to halal guidelines, which ensure that they do not contain pork, by-products of pork, or ingredients containing alcohol. British Airways has a halal-friendly policy and passengers can request in-flight halal dishes online, generally 24 hours prior to departure, though Comair-operated flights require up to 48 hours advance notice.
These halal meal options, also known as “MOML” or “Muslim Meal“, can be preordered 24 hours in advance and are available for all flights and classes of service except for basic economy. Some of the halal meal options include a variety of dishes such as chicken biryani, lamb kofta masala, and vegetable curry. This initiative is part of British Airways’ broader effort to accommodate the dietary needs and preferences of its passengers, which also includes offering vegan, kosher, and other special meals.
British Airways Muslim Meal review
I found a few references to Muslim or Halal meals on British Airways, though they don’t provide a detailed review:
- A blog post from Live and Let’s Fly mentions a passenger who ordered a Muslim meal for a short-haul dinner flight on British Airways, among other special meals, but doesn’t provide a review of the meal itself.
- Two YouTube videos were found that seem to review Halal meals on British Airways flights. One video reviews an in-flight Halal meal on a flight from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur in economy class. The other reviews a Halal breakfast meal on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow.
The specific content of the reviews, especially from the YouTube videos might be helpful for a more visual review of the meals. If you’re interested, you can watch the videos for a more detailed review of the halal meals on British Airways.
Source: YouTube, Live and Let’s Fly