I am particularly grossed out by the idea of celebrating Uncle Sam today. Our country is in shambles, my reproductive rights are kaput, and my neighborhood grocery store was fully out of hot dogs. It’s enough to make a gal wonder: Is it time to toss my beagle into a quarantine unit and head for international shores? Maybe. If international airline snacks are any indication, the expat life could be the life for me.
When I say “airline snacks,” I don’t mean “airline meals.” I mean the complimentary nibbles you get on a short-haul flight, usually under three hours. The state of U.S. airline snacks is dismal (looking at you, stale pretzels). But across the globe, international carriers are treating economy passengers to high-end chocolates, piping-hot empanadas, and more. Grab your approved carry-on, stow your electronic devices, and let’s review the international carriers with the best complimentary airline snacks.