Brianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5690 times:
I'm not sure about Kosher meals. But you will get a full hot meal service as well as a light snack before arrival in SEA. You should also have free access to a digEplayer. You can read about those here:
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5755 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5690 times:
I flew AS first class RT between SEA-DCA last month. It's pretty good product. The seats were comfortable, both in Row 2 on a 738. You get a fairly decent meal. I believe there were two choices. You get to view the DigE player for free, with a number of movies/shows/music on it. That's pretty much it.
SkyTaxi From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5616 times:
From Alaska Airlines website:
§ Please note: In addition to beverage service, you have the option to purchase a meal for $5 (USD) or $5 (CAD), cash only. Please check the details section of your itinerary to determine which flights offer food for purchase. Learn more about our Northern Bites Service.
** Special meal requests are not available.
Nwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5590 times:
I really suspect that most of the airlines no longer have either Kosher, or vegetarian meals -- they try and cater to most peoples' wants, even in first class, but selective groups are no longer adhered to as far as dietary wants.
Personally, I want low cholesterol, low fat meals (preferably also low calorie), but if I can't get them, I eat what I can and ignore the rest. For example, nuts are fine, chocolate cake isn 't, so I just make intelligent choices
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 64 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5501 times:
I have an idea. The OP could call Alaska to order a Kosher meal, and then he'd find out for sure instead of relying upon an internet forum. (But this will probably go at least another 36 replies, complete with the obligatory "Does anyone really eat the reindeer sausage?" post.)
I'd like them to go a step further. If you're a FF, let you order from a special menu. TWA used to do that, and it was great. It would differentiate the Alaska product in First from other airlines. It couldn't cost that much to stock some extra frozen meals, could it?
Quoting N1120A (Reply 9): Probably because they cut it with Pork.
Neither would the Reindeer for that matter, unless they had a Rabbi bless it and cut its throat.
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10): I'd like them to go a step further. If you're a FF, let you order from a special menu. TWA used to do that, and it was great. It would differentiate the Alaska product in First from other airlines. It couldn't cost that much to stock some extra frozen meals, could it?
Air France does something where they serve full meals on euro flights to elites or those who buy higher priced Tempo Challange fares.
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9156 posts, RR: 52 Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5371 times:
Quoting Jamesjoyce (Reply 12): Quoting JFK69 (Thread starter):
What kind of Product can I expect from EWR-SEA and do they serve Kosher Meals in first or have they taken those away?
I would prefer to reply with "You're absolutely certain you want to sit for more than 6 hours in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines 737-400 on a transcontinental flight?"
737-400s don't operate transcon routes and don't have the range to operate beyond ORD from SEA. I haven't flown a 738, so I can't comment, but I know that the older first class seats are quite uncomfortable since there is no support. It is just a big leather chair, but made my back hurt the last time I flew a 734 from SEA to SNA. Alaska did away with choices for meals on short flights in first class on the west coast, but I believe they still have options on the transcon flights.
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B6sea From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 340 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5334 times:
The 738s have the new F class seats, so they should be quite comfortable. And since the 734s are being replaced by the 738s and 739s that question will not have to be answered for much longer. AS' first class resembles AA's on their 738s and MD80s by the way. AS has very good first class meals still too. Their snacks are delicious too, even on short flights.
They still use real glass and silverwear too!!!! OOOOH AAAAHHHH, it's like a real 2-star restaurant in the sky! But, all in all, you can't go wrong with AS.
Alaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1060 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5304 times:
AS does offer a choice for first class meals, usually a nice sandwhich and a salad. every time i have been in first class in the last few years a salad has always been an option. and the 700 and 800 F seats are very comfortable and have a nice neck/head support.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5755 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
Quoting B6sea (Reply 17): And since the 734s are being replaced by the 738s and 739s that question will not have to be answered for much longer.
Where do you get the idea that AS is replacing their 734's with 738's and 739's. First of all, AS is not taking delivery of any more 739's. The Mad dogs will be replaced first with the 30 some-odd 738's before the 734's go away. Yes...some are being converted, but they will be with AS for some time to come.
As for the seats, well I flew a 737-400 and a 737-700 and the seat was the same on both. Was in 1A both flights and found the legroom was fine for a short 2hr hop down the coast, a 6hr transcon and I'd seriously consider other options. If you are an AS miles collector then consider AA F on the Flagship Service 767-200 to LAX/SFO out of JFK and then up to SFO from there on AS. Much more comfortable with masses of legroom, 9 seat cabin etc, only downside was the crap food:
A quick warning, with boarding make sure you get on early in F if you need to retrieve stuff from your bag mid-flight. I boarded fairly late (but not just before departure by any means) and found the small overheads filled and had to put my bag in a closet for both flights.
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