Each week, my Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.
Earlier today, I wrote about my parents’ extended delay on Alaska Airlines. Lunch turned into dinner after a seven hour delay. How was it?
Menus were distributed after takeoff, with a choice between scallion-ginger beef or shrimp & tofu yakisoba noodles for the main course.
First came warmed mixed nuts. Alaska includes pecans (yea!) and hazelnuts (boo!) in their mix along with almonds and cashews.
The appetizer course included split pea soup, salad with balsamic vinaigrette and sliced radish, and a roll with butter (did Alaska eliminate those little blue butter dishes?).
The beef main course was edible, but hardly memorable.
No ice cream…it had already melted.
Finally, I chuckled at my mother’s commentary on the flight, which came via text when I asked her how it went:
Feel bad for the 70 who have connecting flights in LA. The flight attendants have been nice.
It was miserable mostly because of the hour. The flight crew was very nice. But I don’t like the little…sorry to say “dumpy” plane compared to the United 777 we flew over on.
You really couldn’t totally stretch out your legs.
In flight entertainment were these beat up little pads. I had to exchange mine for another because the movie… The Goldfinch…kept stopping. I enjoyed the movie though. A lot of empty seats in coach.
I guess I’m spoiled now😀🤷♀️
Thanks Ma for the trip report! Looks like it will be lie-flats only going forward!
Do you like the food on Alaska Airlines?