Which US Airline Spends the Most on Your Meal?

by Adam

A 2015 article on meal spend among US based airlines has been updated with the latest DOT data and American comes out on top. Keep in mind that these figures are averaged across all classes of service and include both domestic and international flights:

All US Carriers (including budget airlines and those with absolutely no comp meal/drink service) – $3.61

American – $6.43
United – $6.08
Delta – $5.36
Virgin America – $3.73
JetBlue – $1.39
Spirit – $0.26

Looking back at pre-9/11 spend, American and United were both spending over $8 per passenger. However, spending is up from its low of $3.30 in 2007.

Check out the full updated and original articles here.  Are you surprised by the results above?


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ghostrider5408 October 9, 2016 - 12:05 pm

Where is AS?

Ryan October 9, 2016 - 12:55 pm

An early impossible metric to judge considering its spread across all routes and all classes. More specific metrics would make for a good post. This tells you nothing. Delta might spend more per First Class meal or more per coach intl meal. There is simply no way of knowing anything looking at this post. There ar meant flights where there is almost zero spend due to duration that could throw the average off and each airline has a different number amount of these flights.


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