Dry, lethargic, lacking excitement and perhaps even a tad oily – and that’s just the passengers after a long flight. While most experts agree that eating before a flight, and self catering during flight is the best way to travel – some travelers still love the in flight meal. A professor, columnist and expert in Food & Health issues, Dr. Charles Platkin is a highly powerful voice when it comes to nutrition in food. He’s just published his 2017/2018 rankings of the healthiest and tastiest airline food available to economy passengers and the competition is mouthwatering.
Hawaiian rounds out the 12th spot for worst airline food, followed in close dismal proximity by Spirit, Allegiant, Southwest, Frontier and American. Scores remained very poor for airlines until cracking the top six choices with United, Alaska, JetBlue and Air Canada.
But Virgin America and Delta were a cut above the rest however. The two airlines tied for the top spot, scoring highly in calorie reduction while improving on variety and flavor. As Virgin America and Alaska merge, Alaska has pledged to retain the economy catering innovations set forth by Virgin America, so passengers can expect the upward trend to continue in 2018. Meanwhile, Delta’s partnership with health brand Luvo continues to pay off, with yet another award.
Well done, Delta. What’s been your best economy meal?