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Old Apr 3, 05, 10:06 am   #1
 
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Muslim Meal

Most airlines define a "Muslim" meal as a meal without pork, as I have found of the hard way on airline like AC and LH.

Does anyone know of airline whose muslims meals have actually been prepared according to the halal method, not just "without pork"?

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Old Apr 3, 05, 10:24 am   #2
 
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you could see if kosher meals are closer to halal standards. most airlines seem to offer them, tho from my experience, they aren't very tasty. i usally just bring a lot of foods i know i can eat, since i can't always find food that fits my needs.
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quick solution...eat vegetarian!
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Old Apr 3, 05, 1:29 pm   #4
 
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This reminds me of friends who are devout Hindus who were told that only the beef was left. When they expressed shall we say ... disappointment, the FA's attitude seemed to be that they were being "picky". The trip had been organized at a late hour; they were unable to pre-order special meals.
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As far as I know, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, PIA, Iran Air. But it all depends from where the flight departs.
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Old Apr 3, 05, 2:43 pm   #6
 
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This reminds me of friends who are devout Hindus who were told that only the beef was left. When they expressed shall we say ... disappointment, the FA's attitude seemed to be that they were being "picky".
That is quite an unacceptable attitude to take. Aren't FAs supposed to be sensitive to different cultures and religions?

Hope your friends complained!
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Old Apr 3, 05, 3:20 pm   #7
 
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As far as I know, Emirates, Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, PIA, Iran Air. But it all depends from where the flight departs.

Also Qatar Airways, but ALL the meals supplied by these airlines are Halal, and there isnt a special meal.
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Old Apr 3, 05, 3:33 pm   #8
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im kinda confused, seems the OP asked a question yet from the post of the OPs just above he knew the answer, if so why did the OP ask the question??
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Old Apr 3, 05, 4:41 pm   #9
 
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im kinda confused, seems the OP asked a question yet from the post of the OPs just above he knew the answer, if so why did the OP ask the question??
I don't understand your confusion. He knows of maybe six airlines, all from Muslim countries, that serve Halal meals as a matter of course. I wouldn't call a list of six "the answer"! There have to be more than six - and hopefully there will also be some airlines from non-Muslim countries that actually understand the concept of Halal and don't just think it means "no pork"
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I've had Muslim meals on United transcon flights and they've all been vegetarian. Typically rice and potatoes with habshi halwa for dessert. Not bad, and not serving halal meat probably keeps costs down.
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According to their website, Thai's Muslim meals include halal meat.
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im kinda confused, seems the OP asked a question yet from the post of the OPs just above he knew the answer, if so why did the OP ask the question??
I asked which airlines offer HALAL MUSLIM MEALS, not which airline offer meals that are all Halal. ALL the meals on QR, EK, GF etc are halal, which isnt what I was asking
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I phoned BA, and they advised that all meals to / from the Middle East are completely halal. Moreover muslim meals are prepared according to the halal method
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UA has Hallal meals... From their website:

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Muslim meals
Below are the guidelines United follows when preparing Muslim meals.

Prohibited
Pork, sausages, alcohol, eel, animal fats

Allowed
Fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt, nuts, rice, corn, pasta, eggs, herbs and spices, cheese and dairy products, dried beans and peas. If locally available, poultry is slaughtered according to the specified Halal methods.
I've had them too (including chicken out of ORD)... Not bad on UA. (And no, the couple of times I've had them, I didn't get SSSS'd!)
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