Air France meals are included in the price of your ticket and the airline offers passengers the option to pay to upgrade their economy class meal. You can check out the Air France inflight meal review right here for premium economy and here for business class.

Economy class customers on longer flights will enjoy a self-service buffet offering sweet and savory treats, fresh products, mini-sandwiches and ice cream. Meal trays in economy and premium economy class have been designed by Eugeni Quitllet, student of designer Philippe Starck.


Passengers in economy class can pay to upgrade their inflight meal on Air France service with the a la carte dining options available. There are five choices, A traditional meal: French cuisine, Une Sélection LENÔTRE meal: An exclusive meal from the famed Maison LENÔTRE, Italian menu: An Italian inspired meal, Ocean Menu: A seafood inspired meal and Le Marché de Jean Imbert Menu: A culinary experience created by the rising star of French cuisine.

These pre-order meals are available on all on all long-haul flights on which a hot meal is served, departing from Paris, French overseas departments (Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Pointe-à-Pitre, Reunion and Saint-Denis), the United States (Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington), Canada (Montreal and Toronto), Africa (Abidjan, Dakar, Douala and Libreville), China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shanghai), South Korea (Seoul) and Japan (Osaka and Tokyo), but not flights to India. The “Le Marché de Jean Imbert” (Jean Imbert’s Market) and “Une Sélection LENÔTRE” (A LENÔTRE Selection) meals are offered on flights departing from Paris only. The Italia Menu is offered on flights departing from French overseas departments, the United States, Canada, Africa, China, South Korea and Japan.

Prices start at €12 and can be added to your booking at the time of reservations or through the manage your booking section of the Air France website. Orders can be placed from 90 days until 24 hours prior to departure. Unlike other airlines, if you do happen to change your flight Air France will ensure that your pre-ordered meal is on your flight!


On flights from Paris-Orly to Bordeaux, Nice, Marseille or Toulouse passengers may select from a range of special pre order dishes (for a fee) in economy class. You can order these meals up to 24 hours prior to departure and they include: Sweet, Seafood, Farmhouse and Garden menu. Meals start at only €8.00 and further information on these can be viewed right here.


Air France special meals can be ordered for flights longer than 2hrs and 35mins up to 48 hours prior to departure. Meal options are as follows.

Low Salt, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Indian Vegetarian, Vegan, Ovo Lacto Vegetarian, Hindu, Halal, and Kosher.

Allergen free meals are also available which are free from products and derivatives of: cereals, shellfish, eggs, fish, peanuts, soy, milk, nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts), celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupine, mollusks, and sulfur dioxide and sulfites in a concentration exceeding 10 mg/kg.


On flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles, New York, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo passengers in first and business class can access the Service à la française (French style) program. It allows you to to personalise your dining experience by choosing your meal in advance of your flight. Meal options include A taste of Japan, Traditional Chinese, Korean Sensations, Indian Delights, Thai, and Seafood. Air France First and Business class cabin meals are created by Michelin-starred chefs.

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Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here and he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ plus many major news outlets across the globe, and has become the 'go to' person when someone needs an opinion about airline meals.