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Old 01-20-2015, 09:08 PM
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For long flights and long layovers, what do you pack to snack on? Let's share ideas.

I like packing pretzels, jerky, pumpkin seeds and hard Sees candies.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:40 PM
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Nothing. There is plenty of food in the airplane during long flights.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:55 PM
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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^^^I've operated that way until now, but will be bringing some nuts, jerky, and cranberries on my upcoming trip. Not only are airplane snacks generally just so-so IMO, but you don't get very many of them and you often miss out on them if you're asleep (I'd like to be able to eat on my own time and in the amount that I choose).
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:03 AM
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Sometimes, Belvita breakfast biscuits or a Fiber One oats & chocolate chewy bar. Usually I take a sandwich that I made prior to going to the airport.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:30 AM
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At minimum, I always have a Kind Bar or two in my purse, flying or not.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:51 AM
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A few granola bars, a piece of fruit (always finish before landing as it's illegal to bring into most countries and even some states), raisins, sometimes a hard cooked egg for protein.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:12 AM
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Usually, a roasted vegetable and havarti chese sandwich with sundried tomato pesto.

I always take along a couple (or more) of empty quart water bottles and fill them up post-security. I drink at least a pint of water for every hour of flight time. Do the math
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:47 AM
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I travel with an empty water bottle (Kleen Kanteen) that I fill up in airports after security. The majority of my flying is domestic (some international but not a ton), usually 3 hour flights which means I will need to eat. If I am heading out from home, I will bring one of the following:

-peanut or almond butter sandwich
-peanut or almond butter and celery sticks
-single serve hummus container and crackers or pretzels

Things that are easy to grab and go from home or on the road:
-a piece of fruit (see the above warnings about flying internationally with fresh produce though)
-dried fruit
-Kind bars

The Whole Foods near my house sells single serving pouches of Justin's brand nut butters. I usually have one or two in my purse when traveling, as that with a banana or apple that I grab from the hotel makes a good snack for traveling. It came in handy a few weeks ago when Delta left us on the runway for almost 2 hours!
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:31 AM
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I tend to carry Kind bars, dry roasted edamame, cashews, almonds, and a couple of small dark chocolate bars, generally in my briefcase or computer case, with some extras in my carry on bag. I also tend to be sure to eat something substantial if a flight will include a meal, since even with special meal requests in first, I tend not to enjoy much of the airline offerings, and prefer to eat what I know in the club or at a specific restaurant location in the airport that I know.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:56 AM
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Nothing. That's usually because I will eat anything I intend to bring on the plane long before I reach the nearest international airport some 360km away. Thankfully, the longer flights usually provide food, and the shorter ones are short enough that it doesn't affect me so much.

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