Some airlines are temporarily dropping limes from their menus due to shortages and soaring prices.
Alaska Airlines (ALK) has dropped limes from its menu due to rising prices. United Air Lines (UAL) hasn’t dropped limes altogether, but it’s having trouble keeping them in stock. In the case that a United flight can’t get the fruit, the airline substitutes them with lemons, reports the Associated Press.
Airlines that haven’t dropped limes from their menu include Delta Air Lines (DAL) and American Airlines (AAL). JetBlue Airways (JBLU) also hasn’t changed its menu, but that’s because it never served the fruit fresh to begin with, the Associated Press notes.
The average price for a kilo of limes in Mexico increased by 147% from December to February due to the shortage. Some areas in Mexico have even seen the price of the green fruit go up 600%, reports Fox News Latino.