Airline Food Safety & Other Alternatives
If you are lucky to be on a flight that actually serves food, how do you know if your airline food is safe to eat?
One man is suing American Airlines and the food provider for breaches in food safety. Whether the lawsuit is valid or not, I must say that sometimes the airline food is gross, especially some of those mystery "chicken dishes". Often the food options are not healthy or appetizing.
What are some alternatives?
According to this article, you can download one of these apps for your smartphone, and you'll be able to find gourmet to-go and eat-in options located near your gate so you can dine while you wait or to take it on board:
GateGuru can direct you to the best cuisine at the airport, complete with user reviews and ratings.
Too much luggage to drag around to a restaurant? Check out B4 You Board, an app that will let you order food from restaurants to be delivered to your gate at select airports.
Or you can pre-pack your own in-flight meal to have ultimate control over what you eat. But with all of the new security restrictions, how do you know what food you're allowed to bring? Check out the TSA's handy "traveling with food or gifts" page where you'll learn that more than 3.4 oz. of peanut butter, jams, salsa, etc., are prohibited, but that pies and cakes are a-okay. Can't find your food item on the list? The TSA's homepage has a handy "what can I bring" widget, where you can type in what you want to bring, and the tool will tell you if it's okay.
What are the airlines that are ranked with the healthiest in-flight meal services?
- Virgin America and Air Canada.
For the full article:
How to Stay Safe from Food Dangers on Planes - SmarterTravel.com