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One of my close friends recently had to fly to the US with her parents on a business trip. Being the good friend she is (and because I am flying the same airline later in the year) she decided to order a gluten-free meal :) . Well her overall response of the food was that if the plane crashed she would be well equiped with floatation devices :rolleyes: ! Apparently basically all they we given were rice cakes. I think she may be exagerating but she seemed to be convinced that they were nearly 3cm thick! :blink:

Has anyone else had airline food like this? Or is it just this particular airline?

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It depends on what airline. Tell me which one you're planning on flying and I can tell you probably what you'll get. Some of them stick to the rice cake or a fruit platter, but on some you'll get a terrific meal, for example, British Airways would be something like: breakfast: rice cakes, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes. lunch: salmon, gluten-free bread, and cheese. Snack might be gluten-free chocolate, watecress sandiwches on gluten-free bread, carrot cake, etc. In other words, British Airways is the way to go. And then there are the airlines like Air France who, as of the last time I checked, offer absolutely no gluten-free meal at all.... but then again, France is one of the hardest places to visit with la maladie coeliaque

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I always pack a lunch and put it in a cooler as my carry on luggage. Safest best.

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Speaking of food/beverages on airplanes, a friend of mine contracted h. pylori from ice on either United or some other airline that flies within the country.

Another friend who has a friend that works for another airline confirms how dirty the water is on a plane (apparently it is not regulated by the government).

He told me not to bother washing my hands in the restroom-stick with hand sanitizer instead!

This is gross-but it doesn't surprise me.

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United has a pretty decent gluten free meal. It's a grilled chicken breast and veggie, maybe mashed potatoes (can't remember exactly), rice cakes, and apple sauce.

Susan

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i'm flying on american to south america- what do they serve?

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I travel often and let me say I always pack some snacks in a carry one just in case.... Like the time I was stuck in a tiny airport for 7 hours due to bad weather and all they had were vending machines.. boy was I glad for my snacks!

I've had gluten free meals on American... I got rice cakes and peanut butter, salad, chicken and broccoli. It wasn't great but it was ok. I like fruit and most major airports sell that so I often buy some fresh fruit to carry on too.

susan

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then again, France is one of the hardest places to visit with la maladie coeliaque

Maybe that's "Why French Women Don't Get Fat"

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I just flew United...had a lunch and a dinner. For lunch I had a salad w/ grilled chicken, asparagus, various other veggies, gluten-free roll. Dinner was another salad, some rice, and shrimp. However, with dinner they had a rice krispie (in the wrapper) on a plate......malt flavoring...didn't eat that of course...just shows that you hve to be careful.

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Maybe that's "Why French Women Don't Get Fat"

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lol thats a book my mom say it on opra or something i dont think ive seen you b4 how old r u

celiac3270 do you know if rice crispys have malt or was it just the treats

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I take back my response on United having a good gluten free meal. It seems that they only sell meals now and don't have anything gluten free. Very disappointing since I fly them a lot. Pack your lunch.

Susan

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i just bin to australia and british airways was good food cept they forgot one of my meals (tho they were helpful to give me lots of food) australian airways dont do gluten free meals at all

whatever ur flying on its probably a good idea to take some snacks with u :D

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I'm 99% sure it's both...definitely the treats. (RE: Rice Krispie question)

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