We're in the heart of the holiday travel season and everyone's spending a lot more time on planes these days. The Seattle Times decided to do a little research and find out how healthy the pre-packaged snacks on the plane were for you and yours. For some reason the airline's who were most willing to provide information also got better scores, maybe it was a coincidence or maybe Delta just didn't want to part with any of their peanuts - either way here is a rundown of the participating airlines-
- United Airlines - the most variety and the most healthy choices
- Continental Airlines - little variety but the sandwiches are low-calorie (less than 350 each)
- JetBlue - the free snacks are trans-fat free and most are under 200 calories
- American Airlines - lots of meat, nuts, and raisins for $4
- US Airways - not much variety or nutrition
- Delta Air Lines - full of fat and will leave you hungry for something good
The basic lesson to learn here is to bring your own munchies if you can and if you ever own your own airline, make nice with reporters or they'll give you bad reviews.