The TUI Airline group consists of a group of airlines across Europe and the UK including TUI Airways (UK), TUI fly Belgium, TUI fly Deutschland, TUI fly Netherlands and TUI fly Nordic.  This information page is mainly about TUI UK which is formally known as Thomson Airways; meal options will vary depending on where you are flying to. Inflight meals are free on long-haul services (7 hours +) while on short-haul flights passengers can purchase snacks and drinks.

You can view the Inflight Feed Thomson Airways meal review right here.


Regardless of cabin class, all long-haul flights (7+ hours) with TUI Airways will include a main meal service plus a refreshment service before landing (subject to flight time). Your meal tray should consist of a hot meal offering, and a complimentary soft, hot or alcoholic drink will be served for free.

You can purchase additional food and drink items should you want to from the onboard cafe menu.

Thomson Premium Club passengers enjoy a four-course dinner and drinks are included except for Champagne.


Special meals are only available on long-haul services and include options such as Diabetic, Gluten Free, Healthy Meal, Nut Restricted, Vegan and Vegetarian. To book simply select your meal option at the time of booking or contact your travel agent/Thomson travel centre. Just note that the airline doesn’t provide meals for kids under two years old you will need to bring your own.

Contact the airline here for further help.


The Eatery cafe is available on flights with less than seven hours of flying time and includes a range of snacks/meals and drinks for sale. Note that Thomson cannot accommodate special meals on flights shorter than seven hours.

Lapland/Cape Verde flights
If you’re travelling to these destinations, a light meal is offered for free.


Click here to view the latest inflight cafe menu


Please contact the airline on 020 3451 2585 at least 96 hours before departure to advise them. You should also mention it to the cabin crew when you board the aircraft.


TUI Fly Belgium long haul services to Mexico, Dominican republic, Jamaica, Zanzibar, Cuba, Kenya or the US) a standard meal is included. TUI fly Belgium no longer offers standard meals on flights lasting less than 6 hours, however you can purchase from the onboard menu.

Special meals include Vegetarian, Muslim, Gluten Free and Diabetic Meal which can be booked for a cost of EUR10.00 per meal.

To view further information go here.



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