Qantas meals are complimentary to all customers travelling on a Qantas operated service. The airline has worked with chef Neil Perry since 1997 and while customers in First, and Business class can sample his dishes passengers in Premium Economy can do so as well. Below you will find information on the range of special meals Qantas offers, domestic Economy drinks and dining as well as international Premium Economy meals.

For an idea of what to expect on domestic short hops in Australia, check the Inflight Feed Qantas meal review here.


Special meals can be ordered up to 24 hours before departure however Kosher meals must be requested at least 36 hours before departure.

To order special meals manage your Qantas booking here

Other special meals available for order are Diabetic, Child’s meal, Fruit Platter, Gluten Intolerance, Hindu, Infant, Kosher Meal, Moslem (Halal), Vegetarian (Asian Indian Style), Vegetarian (Lacto-Ovo), Vegetarian (Oriental), Vegetarian (Strict Indian) and Vegan meals.


Everyone is offered complimentary inflight dining and refreshments, depending on the time of day you travel and the duration of the flight. Meals are inspired by famous chef Neil Perry, and some flights include complimentary wine and beer:

Qantas flights from Perth and Adelaide/Brisbane/Canberra/Darwin/Melbourne/Sydney Flights departing after 12.00pm every day.

Qantas flights from Adelaide/Brisbane/Canberra/Melbourne and Sydney Flights departing after 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Qantas flights between Canberra and Adelaide/Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney Flights departing after 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Select QantasLink flights Served on flights departing after mid-afternoon every day


Economy and premium economy class passengers will now be able to pre-select what they will eat inflight! The Select on Q-Eat program is already available in Business and Premium Economy while it will be rolled out across International Economy class.

How do you order? Just retrieve your booking through the ‘Manage Your Booking function and pre-order your meal up to 12 hours before departure.


Qantas is now offering a more restaurant style meal service on select international flights. After takeoff passengers will be served a signature Bickfords welcome drink which has been made exclusively for Qantas. Meal trays are gone, and restaurant-style dining will now be served to all customers in economy including bigger meals and more meal choices.


Qantas premium economy passengers can pre-order their meal choice before departure on select flights. If you don’t want to eat inflight at all you can select the ‘No meal’ option up to 12 hours before departure, however, drinks and other snacks will be available to you. All passengers in premium economy enjoy pre-take off drinks as well as a wide range of snacks and drinks with the continuous refreshment service throughout the flight. If that’s not enough on A380 flights, there is a self-service snack bar.

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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.