Out of all the US airlines, Hawaiian Airlines has the most unhealthy in-flight meals, according to the study published by Charles Platkin, Ph.D., the director of the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and editor of DietDetective.com.
UP IN THE AIR
Hawaiian’s meals clocked in at an average of 971 calories, Diet Detective nutritionists estimated. (The airline declined to provide their own nutritional information, which docked them a few points on the study’s rating system.)
Delta and Virgin both got four out of five stars on Platkin’s scale, which accounts for factors like calories and accessibility of nutritional information. Delta’s average calorie count per meal — snacks included — was 480, while Virgin America’s was 340. Air Canada and JetBlue came on the second place followed by Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, American AirlinesHIS and several others.