Our preferred airline for traveling to LA? Virgin America, for its superlative food. Using the same touch-screen computer they use to select and watch movies, passengers can order food and drinks, whenever they want them. Options in the main cabin range from a "Mediterranean tapas tray" with hummus and fresh vegetables to Cuban sandwiches, washed down with wines like California's Wente chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon. (First-class offerings are fancier; think country-style terrine and roasted lamb.) Just swipe your credit card (most items cost about $10), and minutes later a flight attendant will appear with the order. Since the company's launch in 2007, it has aimed to provide seasonal, high-quality meals that reflect its customers' requests, in whatever form they appear—in 2009, San Francisco craft brewer Shaun O'Sullivan suggested, in a tweet while on a Virgin flight, that his "Brew Free or Die" India pale ale be added to the menu; a few months later, it was.