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Have you ever been on a flight and looked forward to your meal just to be fully let down when you were told your first choice wasn’t available anymore? Or, have you been left unimpressed with the lackluster options offered on board? Don’t worry, it’s happened to many of us, but in theory, it never has to happen to you again. Many carriers give you the option to order your meals in advance — especially in premium cabins — so your choice can be guaranteed on board.

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On airlines like American, you can choose your meal in advance.

This option is available on some US legacy carriers in premium cabins, and on many international carriers like Singapore Airlines, where you can Book the Cook. If you choose to take advantage of pre-ordering your meals, make sure you do so with enough time to spare. Check your airline and reservation to see if pre-ordering your meals is an option and, if so, how soon you need to order before your flight is scheduled to depart.

Check out why TPG always orders his meals before a flight.

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More Things to Know
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Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
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Annual Fee
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Balance Transfer Fee
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