High cuisine

"The thought of a top-shelf margarita — served at your seat — available only on a Delta flight ... kinda leaves you speechless."
—Delta's description of its "Mamma Mia" margarita

"Sweet Hawaiian luau bread, piled with shaved turkey-ham, aged cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomatoes, served with fresh red grapes and a packet of mayonnaise."
—U.S. Airways' description of a turkey ham luau sandwich, available for $7 as part of its new "'pay-for-what-you-use' model for items like baggage and beverages"

"Orange and ginger duck leg confit and soba noodle salad with jicama and organic ginger-soy-hijiki sauce"
—United's description of a chef Charlie-Trotter-designed appetizer

"Make a meal out of crackers, cheese, cookies, trail mix and beef sausage, chicken salad or tuna. Each box also contains a puzzle and airplane collector card."
—Northwest's description of its $5 snack box

Sources: delta.com, usairways.com, united.com, nwa.com

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