Saturday, 31 May 2014

Virgin Flight to Orlando

This year we flew with Virgin Atlantic to Orlando. When booking you could state Gluten Free or Vegan etc but not multiple allergies. I emailed the special assistance department to check they could cater for Dairy, Egg and Gluten free. I got a reply saying no problem. We traveled Upper Class on the way out so I was interested too see what I'd get.

My husbands meal choices were all delicious sounding so I was hoping mine would be the same.

For starters I got a vegetable soup which was really tasty for a veggie soup. My main course was a chicken breast with a tasty sauce, sauteed potatoes and veg. Again really tasty even though it was pretty simple. When it came to dessert I thought here comes the fruit salad but no, to my surprise it was an apple crumble. Impressed! A really tasty one too with a nice hint of cinnamon.  Was very pleased with my meal. I had taken a few snacks with me too so I definitely didn't go hungry. 

The "afternoon tea" part of the service wasn't quite as exciting for me. My husband was served an array of fancy cakes and sandwiches. Unfortunately I was given one Gluten Free Chicken Salad roll which I didn't risk eating as it had Mayo on and usually GF bread contains Egg.  It didn't bother me too much as I wasn't hungry but at least they had tried, goes to show that multiple intolerance's are more tricky to cater for. 

All in all I was happy with the service and choices I'd been given but you do still have to have your whits about you and go with your instinct.

Photo is of my husbands "normal" meals (top) and my Dairy, Egg & Gluten free meals (bottom)


  1. Thanks for this post. I've copped out of flying so far - it's knowing whether I'd be catered for, long haul, that's put me off. I find this so encouraging - to know that they can cater for multiple allergies after all. I just wonder whether you'd get the same option if travelling in economy??

    Anyway, well done, for getting your own blog up and running


    1. Thank you :)

      Yes they are still not 100% there but they really tried. I flew back premium economy so there will be a post on that in a week or so :)

  2. Great to see and hear about your new blog and your adventures. I always look to you for info on exciting trips and foreign food :)