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Treat yourself during your next flight, as airlines are adding better beers and beverages suitable for an in-flight toast. Here’s a few of the carriers doing the microbrew thing at 35,000-feet, and their newest additions to the up in the air menu:
Delta & SweetWater Brewing Company
No offense to the Budweiser and Coors Light crew, but there’s better things brewing in Delta’s beverage cart. Last month the carrier introduced a little local flavor to their in-flight menu, as they’re offering up something from Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company. Thanks to some new canning techniques sky-high distribution is now available, and you can enjoy some 420 Extra Pale Ale on select Delta flights. These will set you back $6, but for now are limited to flights between Atlanta and New York-LaGuardia.
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Next week brings good news to 35,000-feet for those looking for better beer options in the cabin, as Delta is set to bring a little Atlanta flavor right into the beverage cart.
SweetWater Brewing Company distribution has been limited to the Southeast, but now things are going sky high. One of the brewery’s best offerings—the 420 Extra Pale Ale—will be come an option up in the air aboard some Delta flights.
Get ready to burn your hands on that flavorful airplane coffee, as United Airlines has finally decided that styrofoam cups probably aren’t the best idea to be handing over to millions and millions of flyers.
Just the other day the airline announced that they’d be doing mother nature a solid, so they’re setting aside foam cups in the cabin in favor of ones which are a little kinder to the environment.
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If you’re thinking of taking a transcontinental flight this summer you might want to check out Delta’s fares before selecting your carrier. We know they already have some stuff to make the ride a little bit better, like pretty much guaranteed WiFi, and there’s even a little more room—if you’re willing to pay for it—thanks to their Economy Comfort seating options. Now they’re kicking things up a notch, by boosting their offerings on some of their longest domestic flights down in the lower 48.
Flights between New York-JFK and spots like Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco are all getting the service upgrades. A lot of the stuff is for those flyersin the BusinessElite cabin, but there’s still enough good stuff leftover for those stuck in the back. Up front there’s going to be sparkling wine to get the party started, and the flight attendants will be passing out copies of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
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The "Flying Kangaroo" just keeps cranking out new stuff lately. First we brought you the news about business class passengers will be treated to a chauffeur service on super long-haul flights. Now Qantas has further sweetened the deal for its premium flyers on those long, long flights with four service/amenity upgrades:
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Flying at the pointy end of the plane has its perks both in the air and on the ground. Qantas has made those perks even more appealing with the introduction of chauffeur service for passengers flying in First and Business class. Essentially, the airline is opening doors for its high rollerscar doors.
Chauffeur Drive is the not-so creative name of the service that is part of the Red Roo's tie-up with Emirates. Premium passengers flying on flights of 12 hours or more will be able to rock up to the airport in a luxury car. You will even be picked up when you arrive at your destination to be whisked off to your home or hotel, all included with your ticket.
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We knew that Frontier was all about the sudsy stuff up in the air, but now it looks like their expanding their pride to other in-flight items. Frontier is pretty darn excited to be from Colorado, and they’re starting to share their pride with one and all. The best part is that they’re doing it right through the in-flight menu.
Of course nothing is free, but at least when you’re spending your digital dollars up in the air you’re getting something somewhat unique. Earlier this month Frontier added local options like Boulder Canyon Kettle Chips, Evol Burritos, and Mountain Man Almond Chocolate Cherry Crunch trail mix to its menu. That’s in addition to other Colorado options like Colorado Native Beer, Blue Moon, Fat Tire Amber Ale, and of course Coors Light.
There’s bad news for those who enjoy the in-flight catering aboard Air India flights, and that’s because it’s going away. Just like many of the airlines in the United States, Air India has decided to ditch in-flight meals for some of its passengers on some of its flights. Of course the blame falls squarely on the cost, but at least they still might throw a granola bar or something your way.
As of February 1, short-haul domestic flights received this new revised in-flight menu, and that means no more freebie meals for those in the economy cabin. For flights less than 90 minutes the typical breakfast, lunch, or dinner selections are gone, but in their place the airline is promising “heavy snacks and soft drinks.” Honestly, for less than 90 minutes we’d be happy with some in-flight Naan and a Diet Coke, but still, clearly this is an overall bummer.
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This is some next level stuff. First Class in-flight meals on Etihadthe Abu Dhabi-based airlineare now being prepared by a qualified chef. No, really; one person is dedicated to cooking, preparing and plating the meals served in the front of the plane. Yes, you read correctly: cook!
Etihad announced the hiring of 110 restaurant-caliber chefs to fly back and forth from Abu Dhabi to a handful of cities while preparing the menu for the Diamond Class cabin. The chefs will also be responsible for contributing to the evolution of the menu and meal choices both in-flight and on the ground in the each of the airline's lounges. Each chef will need at least 6 years experience in a 5-star restaurant to be welcomed aboard, and there are even some Michelin-starred restaurants that have lost their chef to the airline.