Airline food is sometimes seen as a bit of a joke. Microwaved, bland and tasteless. While it’s a well-known fact that airlines add more flavourings such as sugar to compensate for food tasting blander at 35,000 feet, it’s perhaps worrying that passengers happily accept what they are served without considering nutritional information – that are readily available on supermarket and restaurant food.

Our research showed that nearly half of travellers are unaware of the nutritional content of what they are served by airlines, and less than a fifth seek an alternative.

So be informed and, if in doubt ideally buy before you fly. Picking up pre-packed food in the terminal before boarding ensures passengers can self-regulate levels of the riskier ingredients such as salt or sugar. Or, enjoy this video packed with tips on how to make a tasty and fun meal on the plane…

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