In flight

Wellbeing on board, electronic devices and special meals: everything you need to know to make your trip a pleasant and safe one.


Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, our in-flight service will be carried out in ways to reduce contact and guarantee safe passage and stationing of the flight crew throughout the cabin. Food and drink will be supplied in single sealed portions, adhering to the highest hygiene standards. 


The special meals booking service has been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 emergency.


On long-haul flights, special meals will be available for medical reasons (gluten-free and diabetes menu), and for religious reasons (Kosher*, Muslim).


On medium-haul flights:

  • in Economy class, all special meals have been temporarily suspended, with the exception of flights from Rome to Tel Aviv and back, where only the Kosher* meal may be booked;
  • in Business classspecial meals will be available for medical reasons (gluten-free and diabetes menu), and for religious reasons (Kosher*, Muslim).

*From 2 March 2021 and until further notice, it is not possible to reserve a kosher special meal on Alitalia flights, with the exception of flights from New York to Rome and from Tokyo to Rome. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


By contacting our Customer Center, the service is available:


  • On medium-haul flights: in Business Class and on Rome-Tel Aviv-Rome, Catania/Palermo to Moscow and vv., Catania/Venice to S. Petersburg and vv., flights in Economy Class.
  • On long-haul flights in all travel classes.


There are three categories of special meals available on board:



Please select the option that matches your needs.



Please note: on flights to/from India, the meals served in Economy Class and Premium Economy Class are vegetarian (they do not contain meat but may contain milk/egg derivatives). This means that you can choose either an Italian vegetarian meal (pasta) or an ethnic vegetarian meal.



For people who have an allergy or an intollerance to peanuts, given the complex process of producing and loading the on-board catering, Altialia is unable to guarantee that meals are completely free from traces of allergens. Furthermore, Alitalia does not guarantee the total absence of peanuts or peanut-derived substances in the meals/snakcs offered to passengers on board its flights.


It is therefore recommended that passengers suffering from a food intolerance to peanuts always carry medication to be used in the event of an allergic reaction during their trip (EpiPen or another anaphylactic substance that can be used personally and a thermal bag), as well as any another remedy deemed necessary by their general doctor or specialist. It is also recommended to wear a bracelet indicating the allergy and, if accompanied by family or traveling companions, to ensure that at least one of them is trained and instructed in the administration of the medication, should it be necessary. In any case, unaccompanied passengers must be able to carry out self-administration of the medication.