Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Alaska Airlines | Mileage Plan
Reload this Page >

What Will AS Be Serving in First Class on Your Flight? (2023)

Old May 12, 2023, 10:37 pm
FlyerTalk Forums Expert How-Tos and Guides
Last edit by: dayone
Moderator Note:

This is a very active and popular thread, so it's important that it stay tightly on-topic (i.e., the food and beverages served and comments very closely related to them). This is not a discussion thread and not for general comments and questions about F service. Tangential comments, opinions, questions and discussion will make this very long thread unwieldly and difficult to navigate. Those subjects can be discussed in new or existing threads. The "rule" for this thread is that off-topic posts may be deleted without notice.

dayone, AS Moderator
Print Wikipost

What Will AS Be Serving in First Class on Your Flight? (2023)

Old Jan 1, 2023, 4:01 pm
  #1  
Moderator: Alaska Mileage Plan
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 12,245
What Will AS Be Serving in First Class on Your Flight? (2023)

New thread for 2023.
IN.THE.SKY likes this.
dayone is offline  
Old Jan 1, 2023, 9:04 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Boston, MA
Programs: AA Lifetime Platinum (3MM), QF Lifetime Gold, Bonvoy Lifetime Platinum, Ex-Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 7,540
Originally Posted by dayone
New thread for 2023.
My partner and I flew Seattle to Boston last night (3:45pm) and landed just a few minutes before midnight…So technically, this belongs in the 2022 section.

Entree choices were:

* Asparagus and Shitake Risotto
* Kalbi Beef w Coconut Fried Rice

Surprisingly (because I’m a beef guy and not a fan of asparagus), I had the risotto, but I also got to taste the Kalbi. I thought the risotto was very tasty and very little noticeable taste or appearance of asparagus…It was served quite hot, and there was a nice flavor of shiitake mushrooms and otherwise it was creamy and cheesy…Sort of tasty comfort food.

On the other hand, I didn’t like the taste of the Kalbi sauce, and thought the tidbits of beef were “meh” in taste and otherwise low in flavor. The fried rice was nothing special either, and I didn’t notice much coconut flavor to speak of.

Once again, there were no PDBs on offer, despite probably among the most ample opportunity with everybody seated at least 20 minutes before departure.


Drinks came out at 50 minutes after departure… so Alaska is quite fine with people sitting there and no drinks for 60 to 80 minutes from boarding, at a minimum.

Other than that, the flight attendants, were sensational, especially the first class FA. They were also playfully attired in New Year’s Eve headwear.

I also discovered one of my new top desserts on an airplane: first, mixed one bottle each of Irish Cream and Hazelnut Vodka over a few rocks, and then I scooped-in the contents of my chocolate brownie ice cream to my glass…the combination was better than a hog mt fudge sundae! Absolutely delicious, especially as the ice cream melted.

We also thought the sparkling wine from the can, which we tasted to usher in the new year during the descent, was decent…exceeded our expectations.


We were on a 737–909…I don’t know when it was delivered, but it sure seemed pretty new…The seats are so much better than their predecessors, especially the foot rest, secondarily the headrest (which is adjustable in multiple ways), and lastly, he cushioning to a smaller degree.

Hats off to the crew for their festive and accommodating attitudes and excellent service (except for the lack of PDBs, which I think seems to be the defacto standard).
jewree likes this.

Last edited by dayone; Jan 1, 2023 at 10:47 pm Reason: Fix quote syntax.
nologic is offline  
Old Jan 2, 2023, 3:20 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Programs: AS MVP 100K, UA PremEx-MM
Posts: 3,332
New Year's Day Food

New year, same old food! I like both of these options, though, so no complaints here.

AS890 SBA-SEA
Jan. 1, 2023
737-800


I tried a new drink: rum (Cruzan) and soda, with a lemon packet. Quite refreshing. With some very warm nuts.



Brisket torta, plus side salad. Filling and tasty.



Chocolate-chip cookie. Snack basket was distributed as well.



Bonus shot of El Capitan State Beach since it was so green and pretty over Santa Barbara County.



AS1151 SEA-DEN
Jan. 1, 2023
737-900


Chicken sandwich with bacon and pickled apple. Another side salad. Also filling and delicious. There was no snack basket. Warm nuts and drinks to start.

Quite a turbulent flight. We arrived in a snowstorm and did a go-around about 30 seconds before landing on 35L in Denver. Slow-exiting traffic on the runway, the captain explained. Still kind of exciting!

Carfield likes this.
Kurt is offline  
Old Jan 2, 2023, 3:50 pm
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PDX
Programs: AS 75K, BW Plat, Marriott Gold, IHG Plat, Hilton Gold
Posts: 10,669
Originally Posted by Kurt
New year, same old food! I like both of these options, though, so no complaints here.

AS890 SBA-SEA
Jan. 1, 2023
737-800


I tried a new drink: rum (Cruzan) and soda, with a lemon packet. Quite refreshing. With some very warm nuts.

Brisket torta, plus side salad. Filling and tasty.

Chocolate-chip cookie. Snack basket was distributed as well.

Bonus shot of El Capitan State Beach since it was so green and pretty over Santa Barbara County.

AS1151 SEA-DEN
Jan. 1, 2023
737-900


Chicken sandwich with bacon and pickled apple. Another side salad. Also filling and delicious. There was no snack basket. Warm nuts and drinks to start.

Quite a turbulent flight. We arrived in a snowstorm and did a go-around about 30 seconds before landing on 35L in Denver. Slow-exiting traffic on the runway, the captain explained. Still kind of exciting!
That sandwich looks AMAZING! I've not had a chocolate chip cookie in F for a long time--too long

Last edited by dayone; Jan 2, 2023 at 5:47 pm Reason: Redact quoted images for readability.
PDXPremier is offline  
Old Jan 2, 2023, 4:41 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Programs: AS MVP 100K, UA PremEx-MM
Posts: 3,332
It had a lot of bacon and was delicious. Saved the SEA-DEN cookie for later but I left it at home where it has probably been eaten already

Originally Posted by PDXPremier
That sandwich looks AMAZING! I've not had a chocolate chip cookie in F for a long time--too long
Kurt is offline  
Old Jan 2, 2023, 8:09 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Washington DC
Programs: BA GLD, AA GLD 1MM, Hyatt Glob, Marriott LT Titanium
Posts: 1,672
Pork Shoulder and Scrambled Egg Bowl on this mornings LAX-IAD. I thought this was very tasty. Service didnt really start for at least 30 minutes but was good once it got going. Would definitely order this again.


Carfield likes this.
River in Sight is offline  
Old Jan 4, 2023, 8:58 pm
  #7  
Moderator: Alaska Mileage Plan
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 12,245
Moderator Note

We're way off-topic on this very active and very specific thread. A few posts have been moved to a new thread.

dayone, AS Moderator
dayone is offline  
Old Jan 5, 2023, 2:23 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: In transit
Posts: 159


LAS-SEAOpen faced chicken gyro. The cheese platter probably would have been better on my post Vegas stomach
Carfield likes this.
trektheusa is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2023, 1:24 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: SJC/SFO. EWR/JFK
Programs: AS MVP 100K, DL PL
Posts: 529
Probably had apricot chicken 10+ times... When there will be the new menu? Next month?

FAs spent 5 hours chatting with each other. No ice cream, no snack basket - EWR/SFO.
Carfield, anteater and Seattle123 like this.
lonelygod is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2023, 11:34 am
  #10  
Moderator: Alaska Mileage Plan
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 12,245
Originally Posted by lonelygod
no snack basket
Pro tip: "Will you be offering the snack basket today?"
dayone is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2023, 10:20 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Mammoth Lakes (MMH), CA
Programs: AS Mileage Plan; WN Rapid Rewards; DL SkyMiles; Mariott Bonvoy; Hilton Honors.
Posts: 93
Originally Posted by lonelygod
Probably had apricot chicken 10+ times... When there will be the new menu? Next month.
Any day. I pre-ordered Brick Chicken for my flight to MCI later next week.
ACVFlyer is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2023, 10:59 pm
  #12  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Intermountain West
Programs: Too many to list
Posts: 12,012
Originally Posted by dayone
Pro tip: "Will you be offering the snack basket today?"
Amateur tip: "May I see what's in the snack basket today?"
formeraa and Flying for Fun like this.
philemer is offline  
Old Jan 7, 2023, 12:22 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Far, Far North
Programs: Alaskans fly everywhere on any aircraft going there!
Posts: 1,259
Or don't really let them say no...."when will you serve the snack basket today"
formeraa, philemer and samosa like this.
kileysmom is offline  
Old Jan 7, 2023, 1:26 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVP Gold 100K
Posts: 80


First flight of the year is the SEA-BOS redeye, and also my first time trying this salad. Alaska hit a home run; I could have easily eaten three 😜🤤
chrisny2 and jujea like this.
UtilityGuy is offline  
Old Jan 7, 2023, 1:17 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: DCA - PDX - LAX
Programs: AA Gold, UA Silver, Marriott Titanium, AS 75k
Posts: 744
Originally Posted by UtilityGuy

First flight of the year is the SEA-BOS redeye, and also my first time trying this salad. Alaska hit a home run; I could have easily eaten three 😜🤤
I had only ever seen this as an economy preorder option. Never had the chance to try so interesting to see it’s the light meal on a redeye
UtilityGuy likes this.

Last edited by dayone; May 12, 2023 at 10:39 pm Reason: Delete quoted image for readability.
samosa is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.