Food choices over air travel are becoming more limited and streamlined. Apart from a packet of pretzels, some airlines do not provide any food whatsoever. Others sell foods, such as cheese, pre-made sandwiches, fruit plates, and snack boxes. Unless you can travel in first or business class, you have very few alternatives.
You can purchase food at the airport and take it aboard your plane, this doesn't always work out as your preferences may not be always available. In a case whereby you have a food allergy or follow a strict diet, you're in a worse situation. Having your carry-on meal is perfect for the plane. It is also the best bet for your choice of meal and saving money. These are points to note as you plan and ensure that your carry-on meal is perfect for the plane.
• TSA Rules
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) prohibits gels and liquids in containers over three ounces in carry-on baggage. It extends to ice packs. Also, Keeping ensuring cold foods maintain their temperatures could be tough on long flights. Flight attendants may not wish to give you ice out of their freezer to use in your cooler, so you'll need to figure out ways to keep your food cold or pack items which can be held at room temperature. The TSA carefully scrutinizes food coming through the security checkpoint so you will need to pack some foods that won't fall into the gel category to get by. Make certain to carry them in safe containers to prevent leaks. Don't forget to pack a fork. Dried fruits are mobile and delicious. Bananas, granola bars, oranges, grapes, tangerines, energy bars, and apples are simple to carry and consume. If you prefer snacking, consider packing some vegetable chips or other varieties of junk food.
With a bowl and spoon in your possession, you can make instant hot cereal in the airplane. Ensure you eat or discard every sort of meats, vegetables, and fruits in your possession when you are traveling to a foreign country as most countries restrict importation of these items.
•The convenience of other passengers
Consider the convenience of your fellow passengers when planning your menu. Reduce your intake of onions or garlic, to avoid annoying other passengers from bad breath. In case you do have such meals, brush your teeth after you finish eating. That means your package should come along with a toothbrush and travel-size toothpaste. Although almonds, cashews, walnuts, and peanuts are excellent snacks, lots of persons are very allergic to one or more of these kinds of nuts. The dust out of a package of nuts can cause a potentially fatal reaction. Eat your nuts and trail mix from the airport instead of the airplane. If you have to bring food items which contain nuts, then ask your fellow passengers about nut allergies before opening your carry-on meal package and wipe off your tray table with a moist towel after eating.