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What Will Alaska Airlines Be Serving in First Class on Your Flight? (2021)

What Will Alaska Airlines Be Serving in First Class on Your Flight? (2021)

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Edited to add: Glassware and warm nuts returned to First Class on November 4, 2021.

Updated August 2021 at https://www.alaskaair.com/content/tr...ightExperience

First Class

Beverages

  • Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, ginger ale, seltzer water
  • Orange juice
  • Starbucks Pike Place Roast coffee
  • Teavana Royal English Breakfast Tea, Teavana Mint Majesty Herbal Tea
  • Boxed Water

Alcohol and mixers

  • Fremont Brewing Lush IPA
  • Kona Brewing Longboard Island Lager
  • Broken Earth El Pasado Red Blend, California
  • Canoe Ridge The Expedition Chardonnay, Washington
  • Titos Handmade Vodka
  • Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • Baileys Irish Cream
  • Bloody Mary mix
  • Tonic water

Food

  • Snack basket with assortment of individually wrapped sweet and savory snacks

Food Available on trips 6701,099 miles operated by Alaska and on all Horizon and SkyWest flights

Pre-order recommended, departing 5:00 am 8:00 pm
  • Choice between two cold entrees
  • Signature Fruit & Cheese Platter available as pre-order option

Food Available on trips over 1,100 miles operated by Alaska

Pre-order recommended, departing 5:00 am 8:00 pm
  • Choice between two hot entrees
  • Signature Fruit & Cheese Platter available as pre-order option
I also consolidate some of the pictures people posted here for a better visual reference
Originally Posted by CurbedEnthusiasm View Post
Date: 8/10/21
Route: DCA-LAX
Flight No.: 5
Departure Time: 9:15
Menu: No
Meal Description: Breakfast - caramelized onion frittata with bacon, sweet potatoes, spinach, a button mushroom, warm raisin roll with butter, fruit salad, and Greek yogurt.
Other options: kale breakfast bowl or fruit and cheese plate.
Snack basket was offered once and then packed away.

Overall, this was a great meal.

Originally Posted by LAX2DCA View Post
Date: 8/10/21
Route: LAX-DCA
Flight Number: 6
Departure time: 13:00
Menu: Yes
Meal description (if given): Chicken (sorry, I don't remember the description)

Snack basket offered: Yes (left in the galley for open F use)

Options: Chicken or Risotto, I chose chicken.
The chicken breast was dry, as expected, but still tasty. The saffron rice and lemon meringue were very good. Still better than what most other airlines are serving these days. No cookies were offered on the flight.

Originally Posted by hpmh View Post
Date: 8/7/21
Route: SEA-FAI
Flight Number: 1465
Departure time: 11:46AM
Menu: No
Meal description (if given): Miso Marinated Cod: "Alaskan cod marinated in white miso and rice wine. Served with a sesame-garlic farro pilaf, sauteed yu choy with bell peppers and shiitake mushrooms, and a sesame-miso butter sauce.

Snack basket offered: Yes

I thought the cod was...fine? To me it seemed mildly flavored and the cod was cooked well and not dry. Overall, it tasted like a lighter/healthier meal. Also, mine definitely looked less black than the one in gold10829's post. Our F/A also wrote different quotes for each of our meals which I thought was interesting.

No plated dessert meant the cookies came out, which ended up being southern toffee with nuts (maybe pecans?), and as expected, delicious.





Originally Posted by gold10829 View Post
Date: 8/7/21
Route: PAE-SAN
Flight Number: AS2179
Departure time: 7:15
Menu: No
Meal description (if given): unsure

Snack basket offered (Y/N): yes

Upgraded 5 hours prior to departure.
power up platter was only option - description dried fruits, walnuts, grain-free granola, and milk
Originally Posted by gold10829 View Post
Date: 8/1/21
Route: ATL-SEA
Flight Number: 745
Departure time: 17:40
Menu: No
Meal description (if given): Dinner

Snack basket offered: Yes

Options: Miso Marinated Cod or a Ravioli. I chose the cod
Cod was really dry. However couldnt complain as I was hungry. Snack basket came out 1 hour prior to arrival. Cookie was given shortly after meal was cleared

Originally Posted by gold10829 View Post
Date: 7/28/21
Route: SEA-ATL
Flight Number: 442
Departure time: 16:14
Menu: No (preorder available 2.5 weeks out)
Meal description (if given): Snack but it was dinner

Snack basket offered: Yes

Options: Clementine Chicken or a Risotto I think (?). I got the chicken. Rice was somewhat over cooked, chicken required use of salt and pepper.
cookie handed out 1 hour prior to arrival. Snack basket came out

Originally Posted by pcoll View Post
LAX/SEA
water at seat
cookie served with meal on tray
No snack basket.


Originally Posted by whitf00t View Post

Shockingly good in F from KOA-SEA today, 8/2 AS854. That would be a Taro/Ube (couldnt tell) roll, with the beef filet, salad, and a sort of passionfruit cake. Normally meals are decent, good microwave quality, but today was awesome. Great job Alaska! We did not get a cookie but perhaps the cake makes up for that.
Originally Posted by Flyguy85 View Post
Flew AUS-SFO last night. Meal was the same as usual but at least served on china with a real napkin. The flight was operated by Skywest - maybe it would have been a hot meal if it were mainline?


Originally Posted by AndyKehn View Post
Hot meal with proper silverware and tray on AUS-SEA. Got the cod option. Pretty delicious. Only missing now compared to pre-pandemic is ice cream.
Originally Posted by lonelygod View Post

Decided to take the risk and preordered the pork bowl, the pineapple+mango salsa is weird IMO, especially when combined with egg and pork will go back to the omelette definitely
Originally Posted by River in Sight View Post
Just completed LAX-DCA, another flight I purchased in first for $191 using the QUEENJEAN code last December. An excellent value.

Drinks were served with a decent sized bag of Chex mix, which was pretty good. I enjoyed a few of the Fremont Lush IPA. Id pre-ordered the Roasted Chicken Clementine which is pictured below. It was pretty decent tho unremarkable and came with a lemon meringue tart. Service was very good and professional with a pass of the snack basket around an hour out of DCA.


Originally Posted by UAPremierExec View Post
And here she is. Definitely would be yummier if warm. Stole some sriracha sauce from the D lounge, gave it a nice healthy kick.

Originally Posted by simonsuo View Post
Dont recall I have seen this, Lax to Anc, smoked salmon platt

Nice way of serving it

Very dry and hard salmon
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Originally Posted by River in Sight View Post
Flew JFK-SEA this morning. Bought tickets in first for my family of three for ~$220 each last December during the big sale right before Christmas. Smoking deal in my book.

This was my first transcon since COVID, but things mostly seemed normal except the coffee was in paper cups. My wife and I pre-ordered the kale bowl, which we both thought was pretty tasty. My neighbor had the onion frittata, I passed on that as I hate onions but it also looked pretty good. My son pre-ordered the fruit and cheese plate, which came with yogurt. There was one pass of the snack basket about an hour before landing; I selected the pea-toes based on reviews here and was not let down. We landed around an hour early due to favorable winds, all in all a very smooth flight although JFK Terminal 1 is pretty sad these days.



Kale Bowl
Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post

HNL/SFO - tasty and relatively tender boeuf.

Way too many gross haricots verts
Originally Posted by atcanobbio View Post
​​AS810 SEA-SNA on 6/12 .

I was hesitant but tried the Bahn-mi. It was OK. The pickled slaw and Sriracha really made the sandwich. The bread was a bit too thick and some small bits were very soggy. Also, the banhmi had this sauce (Sriracha mayo???) that didn't really belong in a banhmi, imo. Overall though, it was fine. I woke up hungover that day so the carby bread was really appreciated. 😂


Originally Posted by chrisny2 View Post
DCA-LAX, June 8, 2021
Breakfast:
Kale breakfast bowl (other option was caramelized onion frittata).
This was MUCH tastier than it looked - I really enjoyed it! Excellent service from the flight attendant in First, who gave me a warm welcome as a oneworld frequent flyer.



LAX-CUN
Lunch:
Entre Salad with egg. (Other option was Beef Sandwich)
This was ok - the cauliflower was marinated in curry, which overwhelmed the flavor of the dish.

Originally Posted by hpmh View Post
Date: June 15, 2021
Route: SEA-EWR
Flight #: AS27, 1:45PM dep
Description: Baked chicken with salad and lemon tart. Got bumped to FC too late to preorder in app, so no description. Only details offered inflight were "butternut squash risotto or baked chicken". No cookie offered.
Menu: No, wasn't early enough to see on phone app
Snack Basket Offered: Yes



Originally Posted by NoLaGent View Post
Saw this on a friend's Facebook feed and thought I would share it here (he's not a frequent flyer, or FTer) as he did two things: (1) Traveled on a unicorn that is a flight from JFK to the West Coast (LAX, in this case) and (2) also gave a great description of the vegetarian L/D option:


Originally Posted by RAD_PDX View Post
Date: June 3, 2021
Route: PDX-HNL
Flight #: AS889 - 8:05 AM Departure
Description: Cheddar Cheese Omelet
Menu: Pre-ordered on the app
Snack Basket Offered: Yes


Date: June 7, 2021
Route: HNL-SAN
Flight #: AS892 - 11:50 AM Departure
Description: Beef Filet
Menu: Pre-ordered on the app (overheard people who had not preordered only being offered the F&C or the other option. Beef filet had to be preordered on this flight)
Snack Basket Offered: Yes


Both meals were delicious. The breakfast was very filling, as was the dinner. I know it has been mentioned before, but I can't get over the fact that it's a real filet! I would pay $35 in a restaurant and be happy. It's also great to see that even the disposable napkins retain the button hole.

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Old Feb 15, 21, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by ezak View Post
Was just upgraded for CUN-PDX in 3 days. Food option showing F&C Platter or No Meal... is this normal?
It certainly fits with what I and others have seen. It has been speculated that it happens when the allotment of the other option has been pre-ordered already. Not sure if there is any truth to that.
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Old Feb 15, 21, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX View Post
It certainly fits with what I and others have seen. It has been speculated that it happens when the allotment of the other option has been pre-ordered already. Not sure if there is any truth to that.
Hmmm... the plane has 12 FC seats and there still are 5 open, so I doubt the other option is already sold out. Will see what happens on the flight and report back.
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Old Feb 15, 21, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by ezak View Post
Hmmm... the plane has 12 FC seats and there still are 5 open, so I doubt the other option is already sold out. Will see what happens on the flight and report back.
What's likely at play in this situation is the aircraft sits overnight in CUN and is locally catered in the am. You'll also encounter the same situation with the Costa Rica flights. It'll likely be some type of a sandwich, but not the one you see described on the AS' website.
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Old Feb 15, 21, 11:33 pm
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No preorder available
Yogurt & Fruit mix plate

Never had this before, I think I've seen something similar pre-covid, and larger. I didn't eat the fruit, passed it along to a friend as he needed some sugary food. But it was raspberry yogurt, granola (TONS of it), and huge pieces of grape, nuts, raisins, dried pineapple, and mangos.

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Old Feb 16, 21, 12:02 am
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Originally Posted by NoLaGent View Post
What's likely at play in this situation is the aircraft sits overnight in CUN and is locally catered in the am. You'll also encounter the same situation with the Costa Rica flights. It'll likely be some type of a sandwich, but not the one you see described on the AS' website.
The Ham & Cheese Croissant I had on LIR-LAX was catered in LIR but it was still available for preorder and appropriately described.

As an aside, effective March 1st, one aircraft will service both LIR & SJO. The flight will fly LAX-LIR-SJO, overnight in SJO and then return SJO-LIR-LAX the next day. It is still pending government approval. No rights for LIR-SJO-LIR so drop off only in LIR sothbound, pick-up only in LIR northbound.

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Old Feb 16, 21, 5:10 pm
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So, how is the drink service nowadays? When I flew in premium class in June, it was one pass on a 3.5 hour flight. No shame in asking for a 6 pack?
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Old Feb 16, 21, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by trektheusa View Post
So, how is the drink service nowadays? When I flew in premium class in June, it was one pass on a 3.5 hour flight. No shame in asking for a 6 pack?
I cant speak for policy on how many passes a FA is supposed to do, but I have had great experiences on flights in the last 12 months. If I ever need something, especially on longer flights when FAs may be idle, I have had no issues approaching the galley and making my requests.

For example for drinks, on 6 hour flights Ive been served upward of 10 cans of wine or 12 beers with no issue. Though, as a note I have always felt that the FAs did check and observe that I was in control of my faculties.

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Old Feb 16, 21, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by trektheusa View Post
So, how is the drink service nowadays? When I flew in premium class in June, it was one pass on a 3.5 hour flight. No shame in asking for a 6 pack?
I say ask away. I haven't flown PC since late December, but it was a 5-hour flight and came with one pass of the drink cart about 30 minutes in and then an offer of water a few hours later. I would not expect to see the drink cart again after the first pass.
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Old Feb 16, 21, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX View Post
I say ask away. I haven't flown PC since late December, but it was a 5-hour flight and came with one pass of the drink cart about 30 minutes in and then an offer of water a few hours later. I would not expect to see the drink cart again after the first pass.
Yeah, I think the drink cart only goes by once, even on longer flights when they just pass out the small water bottles instead of a full beverage service.
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Old Feb 17, 21, 8:48 am
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Flew this past week on both Horizon and Skywest and was in first on both segments. Pre-order was available (cheese plate or turkey sandwich) and delivered during the flight. The first class section was full on both segments, something that I have noticed for awhile. I ordered my usual IPA and it was delivered to me pre-poured in a plastic cup, not just a can. As I recall, the reason for reducing service to just beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks was to reduce contact with FA and passengers and served in receptacles (cans) to reduce possible contamination. So if we are back to full first seating, and drinks are being served poured, then why has not full service (liquor) been restored at least to first? It is a first world problem but just an observation.
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Old Feb 17, 21, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by JacksonFlyer View Post
Flew this past week on both Horizon and Skywest and was in first on both segments. Pre-order was available (cheese plate or turkey sandwich) and delivered during the flight. The first class section was full on both segments, something that I have noticed for awhile. I ordered my usual IPA and it was delivered to me pre-poured in a plastic cup, not just a can. As I recall, the reason for reducing service to just beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks was to reduce contact with FA and passengers and served in receptacles (cans) to reduce possible contamination. So if we are back to full first seating, and drinks are being served poured, then why has not full service (liquor) been restored at least to first? It is a first world problem but just an observation.
I'm not sure if the drink being served in the cup is a Horizon/Skywest thing or not, but I have not experienced that on any mainline flights recently. Soda, beer, and wine have all come with the can and a cup w/ or w/out ice (as requested).
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Old Feb 17, 21, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by JacksonFlyer View Post
Flew this past week on both Horizon and Skywest and was in first on both segments. Pre-order was available (cheese plate or turkey sandwich) and delivered during the flight. The first class section was full on both segments, something that I have noticed for awhile. I ordered my usual IPA and it was delivered to me pre-poured in a plastic cup, not just a can. As I recall, the reason for reducing service to just beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks was to reduce contact with FA and passengers and served in receptacles (cans) to reduce possible contamination. So if we are back to full first seating, and drinks are being served poured, then why has not full service (liquor) been restored at least to first? It is a first world problem but just an observation.
Just because a particular FA isn't following the service standard (i.e., giving the passenger a sealed can and a plastic cup) does not mean it doesn't remain as the service standard for the rationale set forth.
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Old Feb 17, 21, 10:12 am
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I still don't understand why the Q400 flights (some of which are well over an hour) like all the SEA-Montana flights and PDX-RNO/SMF are still only serving the water/juice (sometimes coffee) service....they had plenty of room to store the beverages before and AS mainline is back to a fuller beverage service so what's the deal with the Q400 flights?
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier View Post
I still don't understand why the Q400 flights (some of which are well over an hour) like all the SEA-Montana flights and PDX-RNO/SMF are still only serving the water/juice (sometimes coffee) service....they had plenty of room to store the beverages before and AS mainline is back to a fuller beverage service so what's the deal with the Q400 flights?
Your captain (plural, almost all of them) has forecast turbulence over the next several months, and have asked your flight attendants to remain seated for the duration of the flight.
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Old Feb 18, 21, 3:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ezak View Post
Was just upgraded for CUN-PDX in 3 days. Food option showing F&C Platter or No Meal... is this normal?
Reporting back: the F&C Platter was indeed the only food option on this 6.5 hour flight.
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