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New study shows which airlines are offering best deals on in-flight food

Frequent flyers should stay up to date with their airlines in-flight food offerings.

TYLER, Texas — If you are traveling this Memorial Day weekend be sure to check out what airlines are offering the best deals on in-flight food and beverage. 

A recent study from the group FinanceBuzz said snacking is a popular pastime many Americans delve into. Popular options include peanuts, pretzels, and chips.

Hawaiian Airlines is the only airline that currently offers complimentary island-inspired menus to their flyers. All alcoholic beverages are charged extra.

According to company websites, these airlines offer free snacks and drinks: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines

JetBlue Airway's entrees cost an average of $13, the highest of any airline. Frequent flyers can choose in-between a ham and cheese croissant or a kale salad. United Airlines offers a more reasonable entrée price of $9 on average. 

Credit: Hawaiian Airlines

Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, and Spirit Airlines do not offer complimentary food onboard according to FinanceBuzz.

There are also multiple vegetarian and vegan options for individuals who have dietary restrictions. Allegiant caters 12 options while Spirit serves 11 varieties. Yet, they are snacks at large. 

Alcoholic beverages cost an average of $10 per drink on Spirit Airlines, the highest cost of any airline. Southwest offers drinks starting at $6.67 and Frontier has drinks for $7.99 on average. 

For those looking to save during their holiday travels, you can budget your spending limits and consider getting a credit card with travel rewards. 

Several credit cards such as Capital One VentureOne and Chase Sapphire Preferred Card allow customers to use their reward points to redeem complimentary in-flight food. 

For all other information, flyers are advised to check in with their airline providers before traveling.

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