We’ve all been there: 30,000 feet in the air, your stomach starts to rumble, and there’s nothing to nosh on. You were too busy dealing with TSA to remember to bring something with you, and now you’re stuck with salty peanuts and stale pretzels. First comes denial; there has to be something in your bag, literally anything else that you forgot to take out before you got on the plane. Then anger; you wonder how these people could possibly think that this would be an acceptable snack and start drafting a nasty letter to customer service.
Then depression; too hungry to expend any more energy, the sadness settles in as you blame yourself for not stopping at that snack stand in the terminal. Finally, acceptance; this is the way it goes with airlines, and you’ll just have to deal with it.
Luckily, we’re here to help.
We’ve compiled a list of best airlines for snacking so that you can know which airlines have a variety of tasty options on board (forget the terminal). To rank the airlines, we took authenticity, variety, and overall value for your ticket into consideration.
From freshly baked French pastries to a choice of Turkish meze, these unexpected airline treats are raising the bar on airline snacks worldwide. Although you may have to pay for some items, these airlines make it worth your while. Check out the slideshow for our picks!