Qantas Menu Select and special meals in business class

By stoffel | Jan 17, 2019, 12:47 PM
Hi all,


I have a reward booking in business class on QF64 Johannesburg-Sydney coming up in the next few days. When I go to manage my booking there is the option there to use "Menu Select" to pre-order onboard meals. However, upon clicking this button and choosing the eligible flight, it takes me no further. I've used Menu Select a few times before and this is a the first time I've run into problems. I called Qantas and the lady I spoke to confirmed that she was unable to get it working on her end too. Anybody else having trouble accessing this?


The reason I'm keen to use Menu Select is I'm partial to vegetarian options and don't want to risk missing out onboard. Another option I have is to request a special meal I suppose but have never done so when flying Business. Does anyone care to share their experience of ordering a special meal in business class with Qantas? Was it any good?

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By djtech | Jan 17, 2019, 12:50 PM
I always thought requesting a vegetarian meal is separate from Menu Select. I've always called in and requested a Vegetarian meal in advance and I didn't use Menu Select since it only selects from the menu you would've on board.
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By adethyasjce | Jan 17, 2019, 02:00 PM
@ djtech : Re Menu Select being different to special meal request - I think so too

I have requested for a "Strict Indian Vegetarian Meal" in QF, J & PE, SIN-MEL and I used Manage Booking option rather than Menu Select and might I say, the meal was delicious and more than sufficient quantity
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By stoffel | Jan 17, 2019, 05:15 PM
Sorry, I should have been more clear. I am aware that Menu Select and ordering a special meal are different. Just that sometimes there is a vegetarian option available through Menu Select but since it's not working for me I may have to go ahead and just order a special meal. Good to hear that your experience with the vegetarian meal was a good one.
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By JJJJJJJ | Jan 17, 2019, 08:25 PM
Hi all,


I have a reward booking in business class on QF64 Johannesburg-Sydney coming up in the next few days. When I go to manage my booking there is the option there to use "Menu Select" to pre-order onboard meals. However, upon clicking this button and choosing the eligible flight, it takes me no further. I've used Menu Select a few times before and this is a the first time I've run into problems. I called Qantas and the lady I spoke to confirmed that she was unable to get it working on her end too. Anybody else having trouble accessing this?


The reason I'm keen to use Menu Select is I'm partial to vegetarian options and don't want to risk missing out onboard. Another option I have is to request a special meal I suppose but have never done so when flying Business. Does anyone care to share their experience of ordering a special meal in business class with Qantas? Was it any good?


We always order a veg meal for my daughter. Starters are often bean salad or we once had a mozzarella, tom, basil salad. Mains usually vegan pasta. It looks ok but I think the veg and vegan meals are often the same, which basically make sure it bland. Rarely get cheese or any dairy to make it yummy. Our system is I order soup for starters (usually it’s vegetarian) and then if she hates her starter we do swapsies. QANTAS PLEASE MAKE INTERESTING VEGETARIAN MEALS!!!

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