KLM offer a wide range of meals and tastes for the various passengers they fly around the world. Options for passengers include local cuisine (even in economy class) and the possibility for economy class passengers to pay to upgrade their inflight meal. Meals and snacks are always free on KLM. For the latest Inflight Feed review of KLM check here and here.


Note that the pre-order meals can only be ordered on flights from Amsterdam. Think of it as an inflight upgrade to your meal, meal choices are Indonesian rice dishes, Bella Italia, Japanese Delight, Champagne Delight or Captains Choice. Meals start at EUR12.00 and passengers of the Flying Blue Miles program can pay with miles also.

Order the meals during the booking process or via the ‘My Trip’ function on the KLM website. Order from 90 days until 48 hours prior to departure. You can also order when checking in online between 30 and 24 hours prior to departure.

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Can be ordered on intercontinental flights only at least 48 hours prior to departure. The choices are Muslim, Kosher, Hindu, Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Salt, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian, Lacto-Ovo, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian, Kids Meal and Baby Meal. For further information on special meals click here.

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On flights of up to 120 minutes departing before 9 am expect to be served sandwiches with different fillings, and on flights departing after 9 am you can choose between a sweet and a savoury snack.

On flights between 120 and 170 minutes expect sandwiches and on flights lasting longer than 170 minutes you will be offered a hot snack and sweet pastry.

For all other flights expect a proper meal tray service with special local dining options depending on where you are flying to.

Indian Flights

Economy class KLM meals on Indian flights include a range of dishes created with chefs from the Oberoi hotel group.

China Flights

Economy class KLM meals on Chinese routes have been developed with chefs from China.

Korea Flights

Economy class KLM meals on Korean flights have been created with the Yongsusan Korean Royal Cuisine restaurant.

Japan Flights

Economy class KLM meals on flights to Japan have been created by chef Masanori Tomikawa from Japanese restaurant Yamazato Hotel Okura Amsterdam.


If you’re flying within Europe, you can enjoy meals that have been created by top Dutch chefs and served on Marcel Wanders tableware.

Flights under 120 mins within Europe

You will be served a cold meal consisting of sandwiches, salads or tapas served with organic yoghurts and desserts.

Flights longer than 120 mins within Europe

There will be a choice of 2 main meal hot dishes that you can choose from.

Flights longer than 170 mins within Europe

There will be a 3 course dinner on offer with a choice of 2 hot main meals, including entree, dessert and salad.

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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.