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Alaska Airlines Introduces “Greatest Hits” Menu in First Class and Main Cabin

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Alaska Airlines has introduced a new inflight menu in its first class cabin as well as preorder options for purchase in the economy cabin. These options include the return of fan favorites as well as new dishes.

Let’s take a look at the details of these new options available through spring 2024.

New First Class Meals 

Alaska Airlines is unique in that the airline serves food in its first class cabins on flights as short as 550 miles. That’s much more generous than other legacy airlines that only serve complimentary meals in first class on flights longer than 900 miles. 

The airline has recently introduced a number of new meal options to its first class rotation — such as JUST Egg Mexican Egg Bites, Steak & Shrimp, and Mediterranean Lentils — with 35 meals in total being offered.

JUST Egg™ Mexican inspired egg bites
JUST Egg Mexican Egg Bites. Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

Here’s a look at some of the returning fan-favorite options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner:

  • Breakfast: Protein Plate with Curry Apricot Dip; Everything Bagel Strata
  • Lunch/Dinner: Jerk Chicken; Kalbi Beef; Sesame Chicken & Rice; Smoked Salmon & Curried Vegetables

“Part of redesigning our menu every few months means trying new entrees and saying goodbye to old ones. But there is always a meal that guests can’t wait to eat again and don’t want to see go. We looked back at what entrees guests and our crews loved the most over the years and built a menu around our top favorite Alaska dishes.”

Todd Traynor-Corey, Managing Director of Guest Products at Alaska Airlines

New Main Cabin Meals

It’s not just first class that gets all the love with new food options. On flights over 1,100 miles, the main cabin will see the introduction of 2 new breakfast items: a Morning Protein Platter with Greek Yogurt and a Sunrise Breakfast Sandwich with Black Forest Ham & Lemon Aioli. Passengers will also see the return of favorites such as the Chicken Curry Wrap and Beet’s So Fly Salad.

Hot Tip:

To view the new items and those back by popular demand, check out the menus for Alaska Airlines’ Greatest Hits.

New Beverage Options

Alaska will also be launching 2 new beverage options on December 1, 2023: oat milk creamer and Stash Tea options, including English Breakfast, Super Mint, and Premium Green. 

Final Thoughts

Alaska Airlines has consistently been among the best airlines for catering within the U.S., and it’s nice to see it expand its menus to offer even more to passengers both in first class and in economy, the latter of which typically sees sparse offerings on other airlines.

Passengers can preorder their first class or main cabin meal starting 2 weeks before their flight and up to 20 hours before departure.

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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