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Think the good old days of home-baked goods on flights are long gone? It’s true, airlines have been cutting a lot of corners in recent years, cutting all the frills they can but some airlines still bake biscuits fresh onboard, but which ones? Follow the delicious smell coming from the galley…

The days of getting a hot, gooey chocolate chip cookie onboard a flight are almost days gone by. Luckily though, there are still a few airlines serving warmed up cookies to passengers so when the craving hits, you’ll be well taken care of.

American Airlines

Many think that it was American Airlines that first started the tradition of serving heated up cookies as an inflight snack. Today they still offer a variety of flavours for passengers on domestic flights in the US. Choose from chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and oatmeal cranberry. Enjoy these treats on flights between 1,000 and 1,298 miles long.

milk and cookies

United Airlines

Think the bake off is a purely British thing? No way. The airline industry is as competitive as it gets so if American Airlines is serving up deliciously warm cooking, United needs to do it too. United Airlines serves cookies from Chicago-based “Poppy’s Dough” and serves them in branded wax paper bags. Enjoy some of these delectable treats on flights between 900 miles and 2,299 miles in length.


Virgin Australia

Cookies really are an American thing but it turns out that it’s not only American airlines that are serving delicious biscuits. Virgin Australia bakes up complimentary (finally something for free from an airline!) Spotted Cow cookies on some flights. On some services they are offered for sale in economy class. You don’t have to fly VA to taste these though, you can also find them all over Australia in any Hudsons Coffee Shop.


What are your favourite inflight snacks?

Imgs: sfphotocraft, mg_travels, treecode / Flickr cc.

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