Someone Combined a Whole Bunch of Snack Boxes to Create the Ultimate Inflight Cheese Plate

Marissa Mullen took a JetBlue redeye flight and seized the moment. JetBlue snack boxes represented the perfect opportunity to create the perfect cheese plate — something that, sadly, no US airline has sought to do on their own.

The real key to the endeavor is that everything she needed to do it was available for purchase inflight yet the outcome looks better than what you’d get in first class on United, Delta, or American.

Just start with the “SavorUp” box of hummus,crackers, biscotti , pita chips, bean dip, and pitted olives and add the “PartyUp” box’s popcorn, Fig Newtons, and salami.

Her dinner ‘over Iowa’ is probably better than what you ate last night.

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  1. When flying on AA after 8pm in first they don’t offer meal service – just reheated cookies and warm nuts. If I haven’t eaten before getting on the plane, I ask for the snack box for sale in the main cabin. They just give it to me for free, and it’s at least a little better than cookies and nuts.

  2. “something that, sadly, no US airline has sought to do on their own.” – you’ve apparently never flown Alaska. They sell fruit & cheese plates on every flight.

  3. This is next level creativity! I will have to try this out after my next flight, or when the COVID food service restrictions are lifted. I created my own cheese board catering business in West Des Moines, Iowa and will have to try this.

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