Alaska airlines food options are not included in the price of main cabin ticket holders you can, however, buy a range of quality meals and snacks depending on your flight time. Currently, the airline offers a new seasonal food menu in main cabin, Alaska airlines spent a year researching, hosting tastings with passengers and crew and came up with the new concept that will offer fresh and local ingredients.

Expect to see seasonal fruit, artisan bread and cage-free eggs.

Non-alcoholic beverages are still free. Onboard purchases may be made with any Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. (Debit and gift cards are accepted too).

Passengers in Alaska without credit/debit cards can buy $6 vouchers at ticket counters in Alaska.

MAIN CABIN

Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, as well as small snacks, are served, if you like you may purchase items from the airline’s inflight menu which can be viewed right here.

New meal options include The Lemongrass Chicken salad, and it will be served on most flights over 3 hours.

The Protein Platter has Greek yoghurt, almonds, seasonal fruit, Beecher’s Flagship Cheese, a cage-free hard-boiled egg, pita bread, and non-GMO turkey.

Expect to see brands such as Krave Sea Salt Original Beef Jerky, LesserEvil Buddha Bowl, Himalayan Gold Organic Popcorn, Luke’s Organic Sea Salt Potato Chips, Creative Snacks Heart Smart Trail Mix and more.

Refreshments that are complimentary include:

Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Seagram’s Ginger Ale, Seagram’s Tonic Water, Seagram’s Seltzer Water, Minute Maid orange juice, apple juice, cranberry juice, tomato juice, Bloody Mary mix, Starbucks Pike Place Roast coffee, Starbucks Via Italian Roast decaf coffee, Dasani bottled water , and teas from Teavana TM/MC, including English Breakfast, Radiant Green, Chamomile Blush, and Harmonic Mint.

SPECIAL MEALS

Alaska Airlines do not cater to special meal requests in main cabin. However, you can purchase the Mediterranean tapas picnic pack for $6 which is Vegan/Kosher/Gluten free certified. Inside you will find Late July organic multigrain snack chips, Mario snack olives, Truitt Family Foods natural hummus, Madi K’s almonds, Vacaville Fruit Company snackins’ apricots, and Seattle Chocolate dark chocolate. Of course, this item is subject to availability.

MAIN CABIN PRE ORDER MEALS

Passengers in the main cabin can pre-order a meal for their upcoming Alaska Airlines flight by using the airlines’ app. You can select your meal from two weeks up to 12 hours before departure.

You can order your meal by going to the Trips section of the app and selecting your upcoming flight.

On the detail screen of your flight scroll down and press Food Menu.

Menu items that you can pre-order for your flight will be displayed, select what you want, then click the arrow to confirm.

Your food will be delivered to your seat during the inflight service, and you will pay the cabin crew for it.

PREMIUM CABIN 

Since November 2016 the airline launched their new Premium Cabin space where you will receive a complimentary Lite Bites snack box, as well as items such as chocolate, almonds, cranberries. Cocktails, wine and beer, are also free.

FIRST CLASS & FIRST CLASS PRE-SELECT

First class meals have also been revamped recently. Meal options in the past have included brioche French toast with rhubarb thyme compote, maple syrup and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Dinner may consist of options such as miso ginger beef with mesclun mix, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and ginger vinaigrette.

New snack baskets will also supplement meals or replace existing snacks. All meals will offer fresh, seasonal produce such as berries, arugula and leeks to support healthier and more sustainable foods that help local companies. Brands such as Roons, a bakery in Portland,  Sweet Lady Jane, a bakery in Los Angeles and Cucina Fresca, based in Seattle are collaborating with the airline.

You can pre-order your meal in First class on most Boeing and Airbus flights over 3.5 hours, the airline is rolling this service out progressively in 2019. You will have a choice of two main dishes, or you can order the Alaska Airlines Signature Fruit and Cheese platter.

Order your First Class meal from two weeks up to 24 hours before departure.

You can order your meal by going to the Trips section of the app and selecting your upcoming flight.

On the detail screen of your flight scroll down and press Food Menu.

Menu items that you can pre-order for your flight will be displayed, select what you want, then click the arrow to confirm.

Your food will be delivered to your seat during the inflight service.

REGIONAL FLIGHTS

Beer and wine are free on Horizon Air Q400 services, but this service is not available on Skywest or Horizon Air E-175 aircraft. Expect to see wine and beers from California, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest.

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Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here; he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ, Lifehacker, The New York Times plus many major news outlets across the globe.