Alaska Airlines Brings Back Food & Drinks

As more passengers start to fly again, Alaska Airlines says it is expanding food and beverage service on its flights, part of a process that started earlier this year. With even better service, the airline is now offering an expanded selection of freshly prepared, West Coast-inspired First Class meals on all flights more than 670 miles and hot meals on flights longer than 1,100 miles.

Premium Class and main cabin guests can pre-order freshly prepared wraps or the airline’s Fruit and Cheese platter on all flights over 1,100 miles and packaged snacks on shorter flights. A full beverage service, including Starbucks Coffee, Teavana Tea, individual cans of soda, craft beer West Coast wines and premium spirits, is available in all cabins on flights more than 400 miles.

Enhancements to food and beverage service include:

  1. Expanded hot meal options in First Class during breakfast, lunch and dinner service on mainline flights longer than 1,100 miles. New seasonal entrees include Guajillo Chile-Lime Salad with ancient grains, roasted broccoli and sweet 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. Guests can choose from three menu selections on all meal flights.
  2. Full tray service in First Class, including Schoenwald porcelain and compostable linen and silverware, has resumed on routes longer than 670 miles.
  3. A full selection of alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages available in all cabins with multiple cart services on flights more than 1,100 miles. Alaska Air features craft beer by Fremont Brewing, and as a new summer beer option it is serving Kona Longboard Island Lager on board. Plus, it serves West Coast wines curated exclusively for the airline from Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles, Calif., and Canoe Ridge Vineyard in Columbia Valley, Wash.

Alaska Airlines makes pre-ordering easy so passengers can rest assured they will get their favorites. With the pre-order program, selecting First Class and main cabin meals from the airline’s mobile app can happen two weeks before a flight and up to one hour prior to departure. That includes pre-ordering the Fruit and Cheese Platter.

On shorter flights between 670 and 1,099 miles, Alaska Air has added more snacks, including Northwest Deli Picnic Pack with 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. The picnic packs can be pre-ordered up to one hour before departure and can also be purchased on board with a credit card or stored form of payment.

In First Class, passengers are treated to a fully recyclable, box-shaped carton of water, sealed with a plant-based cap. Each Boxed Water carton is made from sustainably harvested trees and the multi-filtered water goes through a proprietary eight-step purification.

Safety remains a top consideration on board. Alaska Air has partnered closely with epidemiologists and its own internal safety experts as it implements new food and beverage service on flights. The airline will continue to enforce the federal mandate requiring passengers to wear masks over their nose and mouth during travel. Guests can briefly lift their masks for eating and drinking. For the latest on Alaska Air’s food and beverage offerings, visit the Food and Beverage section of