Airlines Serve In-Flight Holiday Meals

Celebrate the holidays at 30,000 feet

Airlines are getting in the holiday spirit by serving holiday treats to passengers flying in December. EL AL Israel Airlines is serving sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and latkes (potato pancakes) for Hanukkah. More than 1,600 potatoes and 460 pounds of raspberry jam are used to prepare the holiday treats that are served on flights between the U.S. and Israel and in the EL AL King David premium class lounges worldwide until the end of December.

Travelers flying Etihad Airways from Dec. 24 to 26 are treated to festival meals. Diamond First and Pearl Business Class passengers get roast turkey chestnut stuffing, honey-glazed pumpkin, roast potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce and a choice of yule log or vanilla crème anglaise and seasonal berries for dessert. Coral Economy Class passengers get the same turkey meal with peas instead of glazed pumpkin and a cranberry gravy instead of cranberry sauce. The dessert option is a choice of chocolate and orange delice or a ginger crisp.

Airberlin is swapping out its signature heart-shaped chocolates that it gives to passengers at the end of each domestic flight in Germany and on its Euroshuttle flights for chocolate Santa Clauses made by Berlin-based chocolatier Rausch.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.

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