On the nation’s airlines, the days of free lunch are long over. That also goes for breakfast, dinner and snacks. Once complimentary, most airline food now comes with a price tag.
But there is some good news about what you get to eat on commercial airlines: It is getting more healthful.
That’s the assessment of Charles Platkin, a professor of nutrition at the City University of New York’s Hunter College who has tested and ranked airline foods since 2000. With few exceptions, Platkin said most airlines now offer at least one healthful meal on their menu.