Celebrating Hawaii To celebrate its third year of flying to Hawaii, Alaska Airlines is selling Hawaiian-themed meals during the month of October, such as this tropical cheese plate for $7.
The Northern Bites Grilled Teriyaki Chicken ($6) is another of Alaska Airlines' food offerings for Hawaiian month.
Continental Airlines is the last major domestic carrier to jettison free meals. But for $6.25, passengers can order this Angus cheeseburger.
You can order this Asian-style noodle salad (yes, served in a Chinese take-out box) on some Continental flights, but it will cost you $4.50.
Virgin America offers its most popular item -- a veggies and hummus plate -- for $9 on all flights. “We are absolutely competing with airport food,” said Rob Gallagher, Virgin America’s catering manager. “Airports are now doing so many wonderful things with food.”
United Airlines has introduced a new $24.99 brunch -- complete with quiche, sparkling wine and chocolate -- for travelers flying on premium service flights between New York and Los Angeles or San Francisco. The catch: Meals must be ordered online at least 72 hours before a flight.