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Singapore Airlines treats L.A. fliers with doughnuts

June 16, 2013|By Hugo Martin
  • Tourist Mika Shima, 26, of Tokyo holds up photos she took of Randy's Donuts.
Tourist Mika Shima, 26, of Tokyo holds up photos she took of Randy's… (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles…)

On Singapore Airlines, the onboard menu changes with each airport the carrier serves, so fliers can order local dishes or drinks.

For example, passengers flying from San Francisco to Hong Kong or South Korea can order Napa Valley wines.

“The whole program is to give passengers a taste of something familiar,” said James Boyd, a spokesman for the airline.

What do passengers flying from Los Angeles get? A selection of doughnuts from Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood.

The doughnuts, which are delivered daily to the airline’s catering facility, are made a bit smaller than typical Randy’s Donuts to better fit on the airplane’s serving dishes.

Also, the deep-fried pastries are only offered in the high-priced suites and in the business- and first-class sections -- not in economy.

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