As more passengers take to the skies once more, new snacks, beverages, and menu items are also on the scene. With airlines thoughtfully choosing companies with purpose, diversity, and fresh ingredients, customers can enjoy getting back to their travels and receiving quality items from incredible businesses.
Alaska Airlines chooses products with meaning and purpose as they look to bring a variety of new brands to their passengers.
Pretzels are baked from scratch daily in Carson City, Nevada at Stellar Snacks. Hand-picked seasoning and sustainable ingredients. They also partner with local artists to give them a platform to showcase their talents on their packaging.
OG Dark chocolate dipped almonds from a mother-daughter-founded company in Seattle- SkinnyDipped. Loaded with plant protein and made without any artificial ingredients. The almonds are even sourced from certified bee-friendly farms! SkinnyDipped also launched their give-back program, Brick by Brick, to help support women, build schools and recycle plastic in West Africa, where the majority of the world’s cacao is grown.
Seattle Chocolate – A woman-owned company since 2002 with a mission to make the world brighter through chocolate, -especially when it comes to empowering girls and women. That’s why 10% of net profits from every purchase from their collection supports Girls Inc.
Delta is highlighting small businesses, global suppliers, and women and LGBTQ+- led brands.
Starting this month, Delta customers can sip on new farmer-direct teas, cold-brew coffee, sparkling wine, and beer, and snack on an updated selection of treats.
New tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages!
Wines from Du Nord Social Spirits– the nation’s first Black-owned distillery, and Imagery Estate Winery,- led by an award-winning female winemaker. The third choice in wines comes from Une Femme, a sparkling wine called The Betty. Une Femme Wines are made by women, in celebration of women, and a portion of all proceeds are donated to charitable organizations that make women’s lives better.
More customers will be able to enjoy a premium, canned old-fashioned or margarita from Atlanta-based Tip Top Proper Cocktails onboard. Delta customers can now enjoy a Hawaiian island refreshment with Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
Thrive Farmer’s tea brings an assortment of flavors to passengers while benefiting thousands of Thrive Farmers’ independent growers in Rwanda, India, China, Egypt, and the United States.
Explorer Cold Brew provides single-origin washed coffee from Ethiopia that is fair trade and ethically sourced. Explorer’s partnership with several coalitions of farmers is equitable, provides fair wages and helps support sustainable development in their communities. They also donate a portion of proceeds to Charity:Water.
Also being served up this summer:
Atlanta-based High Road Craft gourmet ice cream. Later this summer, they will debut the Delta-inspired and chef-curated Delta Sundae in all other cabins, which perfectly combines malt ice cream, speculoos cookies, jammy cherries and fudge caramel.
Delta will mix up its complimentary onboard snacks with the addition of mini Sunchips® Harvest Cheddar® Flavored Whole Grain Snacks.
Starting in August, customers in all cabins will enjoy Lemon Coconut bars from Kate’s Real Food; Delta currently offers their Dark Chocolate Cherry and Almond bar. Kate’s Real Food is a woman-founded company that makes delicious, whole-food, USDA-certified organic bars that are perfect for travelers on the go.
United Airlines is adding two new Impossible Foods menu items on select flights and in certain airport lounges, as part of the carrier’s new push to add more plant-based options to its food offerings. In addition to being a healthy protein alternative, they require a fraction of the land use, and water consumption.
Starting this week, customers in eligible markets can pre-order the Impossible Meatball Bowl through United.com or the United mobile app.