For all travellers departing on THAI flights across the network during the peak December/January holiday travel season, please note the following :

1.  Airports will be busy with additional passenger flows so please allow extra travel time to Airports on departure day.  Check-in opens 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure.

2.  For customers travelling with children, please allow plenty of time for check-in, Immigration and Security screening especially when travelling with infants.

3.  We recommend using the online check-in facility available from 24 hours prior to the flight departure time as this will expedite Airport processing.  Please note you will still need to allow adequate time for Luggage check-in, Immigration and Security screening.

4.  Please be aware of the maximum permitted luggage allowance for both hand carried luggage and checked luggage.  Excess luggage will be charged over and above the permitted allowances.  Please visit for details, ask your travel agent or call 1300 651 960.

We wish you a very Happy Christmas and a happy holiday wherever you may travel.

Please note the THAI offices in Australia will be closed on Sat/Sun weekends and on all Public Holidays.  For urgent assistance, please contact your local Airport (please note Airport offices are open only during flight operational periods).

Thai Airways International, Australia


Special Meal Service

The quality of meals served on THAI flights is one of the most delicious benefits offered to our passengers, in all classes. However, many travellers have special requirements to allow for their religious, health, or dietary restrictions. To cater for these particular needs, THAI offers a full range of special menus, which should be ordered, in advance, at the same time THAI flight reservations are made and tickets are purchased at the original destination.


Vegetarian Hindu/Indian Vegetarian meal (AVML)

Non-Strict Indian/Hindu vegetarian meal in which meat/fish/fowl and their products/by-products such as lard or gelatins and eggs are all prohibited.

Infant/Baby food (BBML)
This type of meal is suggested for infants who are 6 to 10 months old. 

Bland/Soft meal (BLML) 
Bland/Soft meal or light or low fibre diet. Recommended for gastro-intestinal problems.  

Child meal (CHML) 
Child meal for children aged 2 years and older.  Recommended for children who may find the regular meals served in-flight may too spicy for them. 

Diabetic meal (DBML) 
Suitable for both non-insulin and insulin-dependent diabetics.   

Fruit platter meal (FPML) 
Fruit platter prepared with fresh fruits or dried fruits. 

Gluten-Free meal (GFML) 
Gluten free diet avoids gluten which is found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. 

Hindu meal (HNML) 
Hindu meal contains no beef, veal or pork. Prepared with lamb, fish and other meats. Milk products allowred. 

Kosher meal (KSML)
Kosher meal conforms to the requirements of Jewish dietary laws. 

Low-calorie meal (LCML)
Low- in calories but high in nutritional value and dietary fibre.

Low fat/cholesterol meal (LFML) 
Low fat diet or low cholesterol meal.   

Low sodium meal (LSML)
Low sodium, no salt added meal. No salt is used in food preparation and minimum sodium content.

Muslim meal (MOML) 
Contains no pork, bacon, ham or alcohol. Cooked according to Halal rules.
*THAI serves meals prepared according to Halal rules as the regular meals on flights to Pakistan. Thus for Pakistan routes it is not necessary to request MOML.

Non-Lactose meal (NLML) 
Omission of all foods containing milk, lactose, milk solids, whey, curd and skim milk. 

Seafood meal (SFML) 
Fish and/or seafood prepared according to local specifications.  

Raw vegetarian meal (RVML) 
A mixture of fresh raw vegetables and fruits. 

Strict European vegetarian meal (VGML) 
Strict European vegetarian. No animal products of any type.

Vegetarian Jain meal (VJML) 
Vegetarian Jain meal/strict Indian vegetarian. Based on Jain customs.

Western vegetarian meal (VLML) 
Non-strict vegetarian prepared with dairy products, and including eggs, cheese, fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts).

Vegetarian oriental meal (VOML)
Prepared Chinese style.