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Special meal
Updated on 09 Jun 2022

TAP offers special meals on board with certain conditions, subject to confirmation and availability. These meals are designed for passengers with special needs and/or food intolerances or allergies.

It is also possible to celebrate onboard our aircraft with a birthday or wedding cake and sparkling wine.

SPECIAL MEALS 

 

Code

Meal

Notes

AVML

Hindu vegetarian meal

 
BBML

Baby meal

 
BOML Sparkling Wine  
CHML

Children’s meal, ages 2-11 (inclusive)

Children between 2 and 11 years old (inlc)
CKML Celebration cake: Anniversary or Honeymoon  

DBML

Diabetic meal

Not available from ACC

GFML

Gluten-free meal

Not available from ACC

KSML

Kosher meal

Requests on flights from LAD up to 72hours before departure only

LCML

Low-calorie meal

 
LFML

Low-fat meal

 
LSML

Low-salt meal

 

MOML

 Muslim meal

 

NLML

Lactose-free meal

Not available from ABJ
SPML

Special meal due to allergies or occasional cases of liquid/pasty meal.

Not available from ABJ

VGML

Vegan meal

 
VLML

Lacto-ovo vegetarian meal

 

Conditions: 

  • Available in Economy Class on flights of over 5 hours (except CKML and BOML. See detailed information below)
  • Available in Business Class on flights of over 90 minutes (with meal service)
  • Not served on flights with overnight stays or stopovers supplied with meals for both outbound and return (double catering). Any special meal reservation request made on these flights will receive "NO" or "UC" and an error message, except for kosher meals, which may always be requested. 
  • On departure from São Tomé (TMS) meals VLML, AVML, KSML, MOML, DBML, LCML, LSML, NLML, SPML are not available.
  • All special meals must be ordered up to 24h before travel, (except SPML, CKML and BOML). Requests less than 24h will not be accepted.

GDS Entries

Amadeus
SR VGML  
SR KSML/P3/S2
SR DBML/P1


Galileo
SI.VGML
SI.KSML/P3/S2
SI.DBML/P1

Sabre
3VGML-1.1
3KSML-3.1
3DBML-1.1

 

ALLERGIES

In the event that a passenger has a severe food allergy, they may request a special meal to suit their needs. 
 
If a passenger requires a special meal, please ensure that the route is eligible and request the correct meal no later than 7 days before the departure of each flight (with some exceptions). 

Suppose a passenger has a severe allergy due to inhalation/exposure in the air to any food. In that case, TAP cannot guarantee that the aircraft cabin is free of the allergen in question, as the service onboard cannot be altered and we cannot control the food/products that other passengers bring on board.

To avoid any inconvenience, before travelling, we recommend that the passenger consult their doctor and, if necessary, have in their cabin luggage medication suitable for their condition.
 
Conditions: 

  • Available in Economy Class on flights lasting more than 5 hours.
  • Available in Business Class on flights lasting more than 90 minutes (with meal service)
  • Not served on flights with overnight stays or stopovers supplied with meals for both outbound and return (double catering). Any special meal reservation request made on these flights will receive "NO" or "UC" and an error message
  • Not available from ABJ and TMS.
  • Must use the SSR SPML with an indication of the special need and/or serious allergic reaction to a particular food or ingredient.
  • Must be ordered up to 7 days before departure. Requests less than 7 days will not be accepted.
  • On identified bookings of potentially disruptive passengers - INAD/RECL/DEPU/DEPA - it is not necessary to insert the meal request. TAP will act by inserting the SR SPML where plastic cutlery will be provided.

GDS Entries

Amadeus
SR SPML-ALLERGIC TO NUTS/P1

Galileo
SI.SPML*ALLERGIC TO NUTS/P1

Sabre
3SPML/ALLERGIC TO NUTS-1.1

 

BABY AND CHILD MEALS 

TAP offers special meals for babies and children aged 2 to 11 years (inclusive). 

The Baby Meal (BBML) is available on long-haul flights and in Business Class on some medium-haul flights.

Conditions:

  • Available in Economy Class on flights lasting more than 5 hours.
  • Available in Business Class on flights lasting more than 90 minutes (with meal service)
  • Not served on flights with overnight stays or stopovers supplied with meals for both outbound and return (double catering). Any special meal reservation request made on these flights will receive "NO" or "UC" and an error message
  • Not available from TMS.

 

GDS Entries

Amadeus
SR BBML
SR CHML/P3/S2


Galileo

SI.BBML
SI.CHML/P3/S2

Sabre

3BBML-1.1
3CHML-3.1

 

CELEBRATION CAKE | SPARKLING WINE

If a passenger wishes to celebrate a special occasion onboard or wants to surprise that most special passenger of theirs, subject to availability by the catering services, a birthday or honeymoon cake and/or sparkling wine will be served on board upon payment for the service.

Requests are made by SSR CKML/ SSR BOML:

SSR 

PRICE

CKML - Celebration cake - Anniversary / Honeymoon

€45.00 (about 1kg)

BOML - Bottle of Sparkling Wine

€25.00 (75cl)

 

NOTE

From the 1st of June 2022, the Birthday Cake / Honeymoon and Sparkling Wine orders will no longer be made with the code SPML and will now be identified as:

CKML - Celebration Cake and

BOML - Bottle of Sparkling Wine.

The code SPML - Special Meal, will be dedicated to special meals due to allergies or occasional cases of liquid/pasty meals.

Conditions:

  • Available both in Economy and Business Class 
  • Orders must be placed and paid up to 7 days / 168h before departure. Requests less than 7 days before departure will not be accepted.
  • Available on domestic flights between mainland Portugal and the Islands, Europe and Intercontinental* Long-haul flights. 
    * not served on flights from ABJ, TMS and ACC, between mainland Portugal destinations and on flights with overnight stopovers. 

GDS Entries

Amadeus

SR CKML

SR BOML/P2/S3

Galileo

SI.CKML

SI.BOML/P2/S3

Sabre

3CKML-1.1

3BOML-3.1

 

 

 

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