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The Little Things: In-Flight Birthday Cakes on Korean Air

June 25, 2012 at 4:16 PM | by | ()

In the midst of the bustle of travel, it's all too easy to overlook the details. We're talking about special touches others have stressed over just so you can enjoy a unique experience, whether you know it or not. Every so often we'll highlight The Little Things like this, so now you will know.

The Little Thing: Korean Air's surprise, in-flight birthday and honeymoon cakes.

Remember Midwest Airlines? They delighted passengers for years by servinb complimentary warm cookies onboard. Then they were taken over by Frontier and, though Frontier tried to keep the cookie tradition alive, they eliminated the treats earlier this year.

It's hard out there for an airline, trying to stay in the black while still giving passengers a little extra something special. But then there's Korean Air, who still offer a free dessert that get all your seatmates talking: in-flight birthday and honeymoon cakes.

Writer Susan Moynihan spotted one of these celebratory extras recently and wrote about it in Destination Wedding Magazine, saying, "Flavors and décor will change depending on airport bakery, but ours — served just after lunch on a flight from Seoul to JFK — was light, lemon-y and big enough to share with our seatmates. There’s no cost, and they do birthday cupcakes and anniversary cakes as well."

Check out a picture of the cute cake right here.

Wondering how to hook yourself up with one as well? If you're booking your flight over the phone, request the cake with your reservations agent. If you already booked your flight online, then still call Korean Air (more than 24 hours before your flight) to put in the request. If you have any trouble, just refer to Korean Air's own site, which has "cakes for birthday and honeymoon" all the way at the bottom of their list of of special meals.

[Photo: Korean Air]

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