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Haute cuisine takes flight

Updated 5:58 AM ET, Wed January 30, 2013
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U.S. Airways was the first U.S. carrier to introduce premium, pre-ordered meals. The airline has sold 5,000 meals since launching the DineFresh program in August. US Airways
Air Berlin launched an in-flight, a la carte menu back in 2006. To give their food a sense of cache, they teamed with popular German restaurant Sansibar. Air Berlin
KLM says the decision to offer gourmet, pre-order meals was a result of customer demand, and not an attempt to bring in more ancilary revenue. KLM
Hawaiian Airlines has teamed up with local producers to create a snack menu that evokes the spirit of Hawaii. Hawaiian Airlines
Austrian Airlines passengers can upgrade their in-flight meal by pre-ordering from a kiosk at Vienna Airport one hour before takeoff. Austrian Airlines
Airline managers at an aviation conference could not distinguish between Delta premium economy food and first-class fare. Delta Airlines