It’s probably safe to say that most of you don’t look forward to airplane food.
I usually find the food to be decent enough to eat but it’s definitely not better than most sub-par food found at any given restaurant. While the Michael W Travels family primarily flies in coach, we’ve also flown our share of flights in premium cabins. I’ve also found most of those meals to be average at best.
I recently came across an article from the New York Post which shares info about, “the worst airplane food according to scientists.”
Initially, I thought that worst had to do with taste but the article is actually talking about unhealthiest food.
The info in the article is based on of a study done by Charles Platkin, Ph.D., the director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and editor of DietDetective.com.
According to the study, Hawaiian Airlines has the most unhealthy airplane food. Meals served by the airline have an average of 971 calories.
As for the healthiest meals served by an airplane, that was a tie between Delta Airlines Virgin. Both airlines received 4 out of 5 stars on the scale. Delta meals, including snacks averaged 480 calories while Virgin averaged 340. Air Canada and JetBlue tied for second place and Alaska Air, United, American Air and a few others followed.
The article mentions that most of the unhealthy calories we consume in the air come from the snacks served by the airlines.
How do you feel about airplane food? I tend to usually not mind the food. I’m not saying its great but I find it edible and dare I say, even enjoyable on occasion.
Find out more from the New York Post here.