Southwest Airlines is rather cryptic about its inflight food, providing the following info on its website–
We offer a variety of inflight snacks and beverages to tempt your taste buds…
Peanuts or pretzels are always complimentary as well as an assorted list of non-alcoholic beverages. Cocktails, beer, and wine may also be purchased onboard…
Additional snacks are available on longer flights.
Bolding mine. Just what are these “additional snacks” on longer flights?
I addressed it in Why I Avoid Southwest, but figured this merited a post of its own.
The answer is: plane-shaped cinnamon graham cookies.
This is what I received on 4.5 hour flight from Louisville to Phoenix last week:
Tasty snacks, but definitely bring your own food on longer flights if you are hungry or plan to eat onboard. Southwest sells alcohol and wi-fi, but no food onboard.
The additional snacks are Nabisco products. They must have not gotten provisioned for your flight which was a catering failure.
My man literally just flew from Sacramento to Indianapolis to visit me, a VERY long flight, and there was nothing but peanuts and these little crackers to eat. I don’t know how much southwest pays people like you to lie for them about their snack situation but their resources would be way better spent on actually taking care of their customers.
I assure you that not a single blog commenter has ever been paid by Southwest to write something online.
Then Kyle…that must be an assumption on your part that catering, if you wan to call it that screwed up.
Josh…that must be an assumption on your part about catering not getting stocked in this situation, if you want to call it that . Supplies at Southwest are stored in Southwest not a outside third party. Boxes of peanuts, pretzels, cookies, soda all come from their store and they won’t change it until they get competition.
What do they serve? All they call it is “snacks” kind of a catch all don’t you think. They do need to change up in my opinion.
@Josh G: What sort of Nabisco products? The crackers and peanut butter like many years ago?
I with Sister Jeannette teach 4 and 5 year olds at St. Anthony 115 S Knoll St. Bunkie LA 71322 we have 48 children that we teach and we hope we could get the Plane shaped cookies to share with our students when we teach transportation. We were recently on Southwest flights that served these to us. We asked on our return flight if they had any plane cooking and they said they only had peanuts. So can you help us? Thanks for considering! Sister Judiann
Wow! Flying used to be fun! Plenty of leg room and in-flight meals. Now the airlines jam us in seats tighter than sardines and dont serve any decent food. And they charge higher and higher prices!My family and I live on different coasts in the United States. So I have to fly to see them But with today’s flight itineraries I have to fly the same number of hours to cross the country as international flights. I don’t see them very often. I hate to fly anymore. We talk on the phone everyday.