• Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines Expands First Class and Main Cabin Meals, Snacks and Drinks

Alaska Airlines has expanded their First Class and Main Cabin meals, snacks and drinks, offering the most comprehensive onboard food and beverage program of an U.S. airline. Guests in all cabins can now utilize the carrier’s industry leading pre-order functionality.


Alaska Airlines' Famous Fruit and Cheese Platter - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Friday (July 30, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced an expansion of their First Class and Main Cabin meals, snacks and drinks offering. With the expansion, Alaska now offers the most comprehensive onboard food and beverage program of any U.S. airline. With a reinvigorated service, the carrier is now offering an expanded selection of freshly prepared West Coast inspired First Class meals on all flights over 670 miles, and hot meals on flights over 1,100 miles. Premium Class and Main Cabin guests can also pre-order freshly prepared wraps or Alaska’s famous Fruit and Cheese Platter on all flights over 1,100 miles, as well as packaged snacks on shorter flights. In all cabins on every flight over 400 miles, a full beverage service will be offered featuring Starbucks Coffee, Teavana Tea, individual cans of soda, craft beer, West Coast wines and premium spirits.


In Friday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Managing Director of Guest Products, Todd Traynor-Corey, said,


“We're excited to welcome our guests back on board and want them to have a great experience with us. We've put a lot of thought and planning into safely adding additional food and beverage service on our flights, while getting back to fresh and local menu items that our guests love.”


Alaska Airlines has expanded their hot meal options in First Class for breakfast, lunch and dinner on mainline flights over 1,100 miles. Guests can choose from three menu selections on all meal flights. Some of the new seasonal entrees include Guajillo Chile lime salad with ancient grains, roasted broccoli and sweet potato with roasted lemon crema, and Miso Marinated Cod with sesame garlic farro, sautéed yu choy, bell peppers and shitake mushrooms in a sesame-miso butter sauce. The airline has resumed full tray service in First Class featuring Schoenwald porcelain, compostable linen and silverware on all routes over 670 miles. Guests can select First Class and Main Cabin meals from Alaska’s mobile app from two weeks before their flight and up to one hour prior to departure.


Miso Marinated Cod With Sesame Garlic Faro, Sautéed Yu Choy, Bell Peppers and Shitake Mushrooms in a Sesame-Miso Butter Sauce - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines also offers a full selection of alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages in all cabins, with multiple cart services on flights over 1,100 miles. Some selections include craft beer from Fremont Brewing, and Kona Longboard Island Lager as a special summer option. The airline also offers West Coast wines, exclusively curated for Alaska by Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles, California and Canoe Ridge Vineyard in Columbia Valley, Washington.


First Class guests will also be treated to a recyclable box-shaped carton of water which has been sealed with a plant-based cap. The boxes are made from sustainably harvested trees and the multi-filtered water goes through a proprietary eight-step purification process, giving it a refreshing, clean and crisp taste.


For shorter flights (670-1,099 miles), Alaska has added more snacks including the return of their popular Northwest Picnic Pack featuring Deep River potato chips, Old Wisconsin Turkey Stick, Madi K's Whole Natural Almonds, Gilman White Cheddar Cheese Stick and Mandy’s Dark Chocolate Cookie Thins. Picnic packs can be pre-ordered up to an hour prior to departure or purchased onboard with a credit card or stored form of payment.


Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize (from November 2021). The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).



Source: Alaska Airlines