Alaska Airways Expands First Class & Most important Cabin Meals, Snacks, Drinks

by Steve CaseFinal up to date

From right this moment’s press launch:

Alaska Airways is thoughtfully and safely increasing meals and beverage service on our flights, a part of a course of that began earlier this 12 months. With our reinvigorated service, we’re now providing an expanded collection of freshly ready, West Coast-inspired First Class meals on all flights greater than 670 miles and sizzling meals on flights longer than 1,100 miles. Premium Class and essential cabin visitors can pre-order freshly ready wraps or our well-known Fruit and Cheese platter on all flights over 1,100 miles and packaged snacks on shorter flights. A full beverage service together with Starbucks Espresso, Teavana Tea, particular person cans of soda, craft beer West Coast wines and premium spirits can be found in all cabins on flights greater than 400 miles.

Alaska Airways’ Marinated Miso Cod entrée. Photograph credit score: Alaska Airways.

“We’re excited to welcome our visitors again on board and need them to have an important expertise with us,” mentioned Todd Traynor-Corey, managing director of visitor merchandise at Alaska Airways. “We’ve put quite a lot of thought and planning into safely including further meals and beverage service on our flights, whereas getting again to recent and native menu objects that our visitors love.” 

Enhancing The Meals And Beverage Expertise

Right here is the brand new meals and beverage protocol for Alaska Airways flights:

  • Expanded sizzling meal choices in First Class throughout breakfast, lunch and dinner service on mainline flights longer than 1,100 miles. New seasonal entrees embody Guajillo Chile-Lime Salad with historical grains, roasted broccoli and candy potato with a roasted lemon crema, and Miso Marinated Cod with sesame garlic farro, sauteed yu choy, bell peppers and shitake mushrooms in a sesame-miso butter sauce. Friends can select from three menu alternatives on all meal flights.
  • Full tray service in First Class – together with Schoenwald porcelain and compostable linen and silverware – has resumed on routes longer than 670 miles
  • We provide a full collection of alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks accessible in all cabins with a number of cart companies on flights greater than 1,100 miles. We function craft beer by Fremont Brewing, and as a brand new summer time beer possibility, we’re serving Kona Longboard Island Lager on board. Plus, we serve West Coast wines curated completely for us from Damaged Earth Vineyard in Paso Robles, California, and Canoe Ridge Winery in Columbia Valley, Washington.
  • We make pre-ordering straightforward so our visitors can relaxation assured they’ll get their favorites. With our industry-leading pre-order program, deciding on First Class and essential cabin meals from our cell app can occur two weeks earlier than a flight and as much as one hour previous to departure. That features pre-ordering our well-liked Fruit and Cheese Platter.
  • On our shorter flights between 670-1,099 miles, we’ve added extra snacks. We’ve introduced again our well-liked Northwest Deli Picnic Pack which incorporates Deep River potato chips, Previous Wisconsin Turkey Stick, Madi Okay’s Complete Pure Almonds, Gilman White Cheddar Cheese Stick and Mandy’s Darkish Chocolate Cookie Thins. The picnic packs might be pre-ordered as much as one hour earlier than departure and can be bought on board with a bank card or saved type of cost.
  • In First Class, visitors are handled to a completely recyclable, box-shaped carton of water, sealed with a plant-based cap. Every Boxed Water carton is made out of sustainably harvested timber and the multi-filtered water goes by way of a proprietary eight-step purification – giving it a clear, crisp style.

“BOB” Is Again

For the reason that pandemic started, these touring in economic system had no entry to “BOB” – Purchase On Board meals choices.  These in economic system that deliberate forward did have entry to pre-ordering meals that will be catered aboard the plane for his or her orders.  Now, you should buy meals onboard your flight.  Alaska Airways makes use of a cashless onboard buy atmosphere.  These paying with the Alaska Airways Visa bank card can take pleasure in:

  • A 20% low cost for onboard purchases and
  • A 50% low cost on Alaska Airways Lounge day passes.

Last Ideas

Sure, sizzling meals choices are coming again to first-class.  For many of 2020, the selection in first-class was the fruit and cheese platter or nothing.  Alaska had introduced in cold-food choices to the fruit and cheese platter however hotter is healthier.  Alaska had lately begun restoring sizzling meals on trans-con flights and now they are going to be accessible for flights longer than 1,100 miles.

Alaska Airways’ Signature Fruit and Cheese Platter. Photograph credit score: Alaska Airways.

For these touring in economic system, “BOB” is returning together with meals pre-order from the Alaska Airways app or full internet web page.

Thanks Alaska Airways for ramping up the meals and beverage service.

About Steve Case

Steve is a life-long avgeek and a factors and miles participant. The photograph is from my first premium, worldwide award flight in 2012. That’s all it took, I used to be hooked. I used my airline mile and resort factors to journey properly and low cost. I’m actually an “out-of-the-box” traveler which has enriched my journey experiences.

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