(Photo: Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines 2012)
Southwest's free snack offerings, like the airline itself, are no-frills. But in an age where you've got a higher chance of being strip-searched at the airport than getting free food from your airline, it's still an appreciated gesture. The carrier serves peanuts, pretzels, and, on some flights, Nabisco products. And low-cost carrier AirTran, like its parent company Southwest, also offers passengers modest nibbles with its in-flight beverage service.
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