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Allergy labels on United and ANA food?

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Allergy labels on United and ANA food?

Hello, we're preparing for international travel on United and ANA and need to eat egg free. Last year in Alaska Air, we noticed the meals and snacks offered were all labeled with common allergy info. Will we find the same info on United and ANA?

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<< Will we find the same info on United and ANA? >>

Maybe, but I'd check with the Easter Bunny first.

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On long haul flights (assume you are going to Japan since you mention ANA) food is generally not served in labeled packaging - check with the airline for their list of special-request meals and pick one that suits you before you fly.

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Nope . If you need to order in advance please pick a special meal on United and ANA.

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Never seen any label on UA.

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No labels on UA food.

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The only label one can find on UA food in economy is "poor" better to bring your own.

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Agree with Belomiser.

Now, we do not do many Bistro on Board packages, but do not recall any “allergy labels,” when we did.

Best of luck,

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I fly UA and ANA often, never seen any special label on food, but I’ve never ordered special meal. Food allergy is a foreign concept to most foreigners and in foreign restaurants.

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I have never seen airline food (apart from pre-packed snacks given out) labelled with allergen information.

I have a dairy allergy and order a special meal, these usually only have the code of the meal on it, no list of ingredients/allergens. If I am flying an airline for the first time, I contact the office in my home country and ask what meal is most suitable, explaining my allergy. Usually it's the vegan meal (VGML) and I suspect this might be your only option as well. Double check with the airlines, I have found airlines very helpful in giving out information I need to make a suitable choice.

Edited: January 04, 2018, 2:23 pm
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10. Re: Allergy labels on United and ANA food?

Thank you for your help. We've traveled these routes before, but not since the allergy diagnosis. It sounds like Alaska's provisions are not the norm. When we purchased a hot meal with them (stl to pdx), it had a sticker on the top lid with allergy info. We always have snacks, but we'll order specialty meals too, since 6 and 12 hour flights are nicer with something more substantial to eat. Thanks!

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