American Resorts Association knows that airlines do not usually supply free meals or snacks any longer.
If you are only going on a shorter flight, less than 4 hours. Be sure that you pack some snacks that you can take on the plane with you especially if you are traveling with children. You may have to make sure that you can do this before you travel to the requirements of what is allowed to be taken on the plane. Just be sure to check TSA guidelines. Check on the bottom of the article for the link
If you have the appropriate snacks usually dried or pre-packaged snacks might be allowed. Juice and drinks may not be allowed although some of the airlines still offer nuts and a beverage. Some of them may not provide the snack.
American Resorts Association suggests that you can always bring extra pre-packaged snacks such as nuts and granola bars.
You will not be allowed to take yogurt, drinks, pudding, and other liquidly snacks unless it is from the airport store. At that point, you will be paying a small fortune.
You should only bring one snack per individual that you are traveling with per four-hour length in the flight. So if you are traveling for 8 hours, you might get a meal from the airline. However, airlines are cutting back and with delays on the tarmac and the waiting time for a gate a 5-hour flight might extend to 8 additional hours.
Make sure you have your bases covered. You should still bring two snacks as you might get hungrier than what the airline provides for you. If you get hungry still, you know your kids will be hungrier as well. Hence the snacks will always come in handy even if you use them at your point of destination.
American Resorts Association understands that this tip will save you money on your snacking needs in at least one way while you travel. The fact is the airlines are getting cheaper, and the service is getting worse.
So remember you can bring water containers they have to be empty. Make a few sandwiches. They will undoubtedly be tastier than the stuff on the plane. Better yet go to your local supermarket buy some wraps and some trail mix and some chips and fill your water containers at the boarding lounge and now you will be set for your flight.