According to a new scientific study, Hawaiian Airlines has the most unhealthy in-flight meals
Hope you don’t have a Hawaiian vacation.
In their annual review of the in-flight meals, the researchers found that of all the U.S. carriers, Hawaiian Airlines has the most unhealthy in-flight meals, according to the study, published by Charles Platkin, D. Ph., the director of the Hunter College in new YORK city Food Policy Center and editor of DietDetective.com.
Hawaiian meals are clocked at an average of 971 calories, Diet Detective nutritionists estimated. (The airline refused to have their own nutritional information, which linked them a few points on the study of the rating system.)
The healthiest meal award was a tie: Delta and Virgin both received four out of five stars on Platkin the scale, which accounts for factors such as the number of calories and the accessibility of information about the nutritional value. Delta average number of calories per meal — snacks included — was 480, while Virgin America’s 340. Air Canada and JetBlue tied for second, followed by Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, and a number of others.
The bulk of the unhealthy calories that you eat in the air of the snacks on flights, Platkin writes. For many of the estimated 51 million people, choose your snack wisely, can be a game-changer.
“Even if you eat before you left home, you still hungry,” he writes in the study, suggests bringing healthy snacks, such as vegetables, from home. “We often underestimate the time a trip can take. A two-hour flight could mean four or five hours of travel.”
This article originally appeared on the New York Post