Japan airline meals are included in your ticket price. The airline has collaborated with some great brands over the years, including Yoshina, Mos Burger and KFC. Economy class passengers will enjoy Western and Japanese inflight meal options.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY CLASS

Japan Airlines has collaborated with many chefs, to create a range of meals for economy class passengers depending on where you are flying to and from.  On short-haul flights there usually isn’t a meal choice, while medium haul and long haul flights will offer two meal choices. Most economy class meal trays will have three side dishes of salads, noodles and vegetables. Dessert is typically served after your main meal. You’ll also find a range of soup on your inflight beverage menu. Consommé or Miso soup options are offered on most flights and be sure to head to the galley on long-haul services to Europe and the USA (ex Hawaii) for the Sky Oasis snack bar offering.

BEVERAGES

Beer, Wine, Whisky, Japanese Sake, Gin, Vodka, Brandy, Japanese Ume-shu (sweet plum wine).

Orange juice, Apple juice, Tomato juice, Sky Time Kiwi, Mineral water, Sparkling water, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Japanese cooled-green tea “Ayataka”.

PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS

Meals are precisely the same as what’s offered in economy class; there are no additional service enhancements. However, Sochu, sparkling wine and sparkling water are in addition to the economy class drinks menu.

BEVERAGES

JAL Original Drink SKY TIME Kiwi, Orange Juice, Coke, Apple Juice, Sprite, Tomato Juice, Cold Green Tea, Mineral Water, Sparkling Water, JAL New Coffee, Green Tea.

Sparkling Wine, Sochu and Sparkling Water.

Wine, Gin, Beer, Vodka, Sake, Brandy, Whisky, Plum Wine.

SPECIAL MEALS 

Japan Airlines offers the following special meals available for order up to 25 hours before departure via their website, or 24 hours if you call their contact centre.

Note that Kosher and Allergen meals must be ordered over the phone at least 72 hours before departure.

Baby Food/Baby Meal, Child Meal, Vegetarian Meal, Low-fat Meal, Low-salt Meal, Low-calorie Meal, Gluten Intolerant Meal, Bland Meal (Ulcer or soft-foods), Diabetic Meal, Fruit Platter Meal, Vegetarian Raw Meal, Seafood Meal, Low Lactose Meal, Hindu Meal, Vegetarian Hindu Meal, (Asian)
Vegetarian Oriental Meal, Moslem Meal, Vegetarian Jain Meal, Minimal Allergen Meal, Kosher Meal.

For additional information or further info on the meals, go here.

BUSINESS CLASS

The airline is currently working with chefs from around the globe including, Jun Kurogi, who has designed the airlines current Japanese menu. Daisuke Hayashi also creates some dishes for the airline as well as Chikara Yamada.

The famed Maison Kayser bakery in Paris is also featured onboard Japan Airlines business class flights and JAL Original Chocolates produced by Jean-Paul Héin also feature. For further information on JAL dining check here.

PRE ORDER MEALS

Passengers on select Japan Airlines flights can pre-order their main meal by choosing between the Japanese or Western option. It’s highly recommended to try the Japanese option, and to do so; you can manage your booking right here, and order the meal if available on your flight.

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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; 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, Lifehacker, The New York Times plus many major news outlets across the globe.