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haleym

Taking Food On Plane... Suggestions?

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Hello!

Im traveling Icelandair in a few weeks and since I chose to have the rock bottom cheap tickets, they dont come with a meal like they usually do when flying to Europe. Has anyone got any suggestions for items to take on board for dinner/breakfast. Im worried about the liquid issue, because Id would like to bring some of those Allergaroo spaghetti pouches or something with me, or at least a jar of peanut butter/almond butter to go along with my bread that Im bringing..

Please suggest anything and everything that you may have found useful!

Thanks!

Haley

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Hello!

Im traveling Icelandair in a few weeks and since I chose to have the rock bottom cheap tickets, they dont come with a meal like they usually do when flying to Europe. Has anyone got any suggestions for items to take on board for dinner/breakfast. Im worried about the liquid issue, because Id would like to bring some of those Allergaroo spaghetti pouches or something with me, or at least a jar of peanut butter/almond butter to go along with my bread that Im bringing..

Please suggest anything and everything that you may have found useful!

Thanks!

Haley

If you can have cheese, they have individually wrapped pieces at Costco & I saw some at the grocery. I took corncakes, cheese,deli meat & baby spinach & made little sandwiches. Might get a letter from a doctor incase you get trouble about the food. There are Lara Bars, Kind bars, & different gluten-free granola type bars. I also, took little packs of nuts, dried fruits, crackers. Not international travel though.


 

 

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Hi Haley:

I usually do the cheapo tickets on Icelandair with no meal.

After my last experience with my beloved Icelandair, I am now ready to fly direct so I booked with Virgin.

Anyhoo .... yes, there are no meal of the IA flight if you book into economy.

Here is the menu that is given on their site:

http://www.icelandair.us/servlet/file/ICE%2047195%20IS_Icelandair-Info_bls%206-7.pdf?ITEM_ENT_ID=389796&ITEM_VERSION=1&COLLSPEC_ENT_ID=36

There **used** to be a sushi option but now that's gone and the chicken breast is only available from Keflavik to the US or Canada. The chicken breast looks gluten-free but you might want to call. As for Keflavik to European destinations you are out of luck.

This is what I would do: call Icelandair, ask to speak to someone in customer service with regard to the meals.

If you can do the chicken breast then you could at least eat after your layover was done. There are a few eateries in the main terminal and there are salad options and even sushi options. So you could eat in the terminal and possibly get an extra salad for the trip to Europe. Sometimes you have to go through customs from the main terminal to the ground floor gates.

I think there is a way around this.

But if you can manage the chicken (leave off the dressing which will be in a packet and avoid the roll they give you, if they give you a roll, or just don't take the roll, as it won't be in the package ... that would be a good question to ask), then from North American to Iceland you are fine and then if you can carry a salad from Iceland to Europe that could be okay.

But call them first and ask them questions.

The general information number is 1-800-223-5500 prompt no. 2.

It's not because of the airline that I stopped flying them. I've been travelling to Europe via IA for about 15 years now. But I just want a direct flight now instead of having a long layover in Iceland now.

If I can be of any more help, please let me know.

And please let me know if they are able to help you out.

I want to know what happens.

~Allison


Long history of IBS, and stomach/intestinal problems. Low on iron for all of my life.

Low on energy, with aches and pains in my joints and in my whole body for as long as I can remember.

Mostly lactose intolerant for all of my life (except for yoghurt)

Diagnosed in 2003 by naturapath as wheat intolerant. Tried it then fell of the wagon. In Feb. 2010 tried going gluten-free.

Went back to the poison in March, 2010.

Tested negative for celiac in April, 2010 (based on negative biopsy and normal tTG test). IgA tested 30-40 percent higher than normal.

Not going to fight the diagnosis because I refuse to go back to the poison. Happily gluten-free for health reasons as of April 2010, and not looking back.

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