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Lufthansa meals are included in the price of your ticket on Lufthansa operated flights. The airline regularly changes the inflight menus for economy class passengers and teams up with various brands to offer all sorts of snacks and meal options. On European flights, economy class meal offerings will vary depending on the flight time while all business class customers will be served a meal on all flights.


Lufthansa is one of the only airlines in the world who will tell you what’s on the menu before your flight! If you’re flying long haul in First, Business or Premium Economy class, you can find out what’s on the menu before your flight right here.

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Lufthansa will offer a snack or meal service depending on your flight time. On most flights under two hours, passengers will receive a small snack while longer trips may include hot meals.

To get an idea of the economy class menu offerings, please check here.


Should be ordered up to 24 hours before departure and only available in economy class on flights over 185mins and in business class on flights over 75mins.

Meal options for order include Diabetic, Gluten Free, Reduction Food, Low cholesterol, Low sodium, Lactose-Free, Vegetarian, Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo, Vegetarian Asian/Indian, Fruit Platter, Light Whole Food, Meat without fish, Child Meal, Kosher, Muslim and Hindu (Non-Veg).

Book your special meal here via the manage my flight option.

More information on special meals on Lufthansa can be found here.


Since May 2018 passengers in Premium Economy and Economy class can pay to upgrade their inflight meal. Meals are not available for purchase on the following flights: Algiers (ALG), Amman (AMM), Ashgabat (ASB), Baku
(BAK, GYD), Beirut (BEY), Cairo (CAI), Djerba (DJE), Erbil (EBL), Marrakesh (RAK), Tel Aviv
(TLV) and Tunis (TUN).

There are seven upgrade meal options available and include:

€29 Classic Cuisine
Orange and fennel salad with dill as a starter and grilled beef fillet steak with peppercorn jus, green beans and Pommes Anna as the main course. For dessert a Bavarian cream dessert with raspberry sauce.

€25 Mediterranean Delights
A three-course meal consisting of Mediterranean delicacies – fresh leaf salad with balsamic dressing, sautéed king prawns and artichokes on spaghetti in a tomato and basil sauce. For dessert a tiramisu.

€25 Healthy Selection
Start with chickpea and matcha salad and then enjoy a spicy, red vegetable curry on quinoa. A chia seed and mango mousse for dessert.

€19 Bavarian Brotzeit
A platter of veal meatballs, chicken liver terrine and smoked sausages served with ‘Obazda’, a cream cheese delicacy, typical semi-hard cheese, pretzel bun and a bread roll. For dessert a Bavarian cream dessert with raspberry sauce.

€25 Catch of the day
A fresh green salad with balsamic dressing and pan-fried cod on Pommery mustard sauce served with ginger cucumber and parsley potatoes. For dessert a semolina flummery with marinated strawberries.

€20 Aroma of Asia
A glass noodle and cashew nut salad on a sesame and soy dressing, followed by Thai chicken curry, stir-fried vegetables and jasmine rice. For dessert a mango and passion fruit ragout on coconut crème.

€33 Japanese Bento Box
A salad of soba noodles, miso and edamame along with a selection of sushi specialities including maki, nigiri and California rolls.

To order simply contact Lufthansa or use the manage my booking function.



On night flights departing after 8 pm with a flight time of six to eight hours, the airline has introduced a shortened inflight service allowing passengers to sleep more. If you manage to sleep right through until breakfast time and you miss breakfast the airline will serve a last minute breakfast to you just before landing.


Full meals are served on all flights on real china with proper napkins. For trips over 75 minutes, passengers can expect additional sweet treats, fresh fruit or ice cream.


All meals in first class are created in two monthly cycles, and all have been awarded Michelin stars or toques. Lufthansa offers a first class caviar service during the day and evening flights as a separate course. Top chefs from exclusive restaurants around the world work together to create the dishes for first-class passengers.

About The Author

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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.