However, today I received one today and thought: I was going to write about how I have become so disenchanted with the poor quality and lack of healthy choices on my airline flights that it is something I should write about, but now I don't have to. Here you go:
Survey Provides Travelers with the
Best In-flight Food including Health Ratings
Making Healthier Choices 35,000 Feet in the Air
Virgin America and Air Canada Receive Top Rating, United Falls from Grace (again),
Spirit at the Bottom, Spirit and Delta Least Cooperative
NEW YORK, NY (NOVEMBER 22, 2011) According to Airline Transportation Association, there will between roughly 23 million passengers traveling over this Thanksgiving season. Knowing what are the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ choices is a valuable tool for any traveler, so DietDetective.com once again rated the best ‘Calorie Bargains’ and “Calorie Rip-offs” at 35,000 feet.
“This year Virgin America and Air Canada provided the ‘healthiest" choices in the sky, while United had a fall from grace, Spirit received the lowest rating, and Spirit and Delta were the least cooperative (and also received a low health rating),” says Charles Platkin, PhD, MPH, public health advocate, editor of DietDetective.com and assistant professor at CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College.
Even if you ate before you left home, you are still going to get hungry. We often underestimate the amount of time a trip can take. A two-hour flight could mean four or five hours of travel. Keep in mind that you can take most foods through security, but you need to check with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the latest rules about carrying on food and water: www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm
Here are some ideas for snacks you can bring or buy in the airport: