Regular readers know that it’s almost always a good idea to pre-order your meal in American Airlines domestic first class, if you’re in the cabin at least 24 hours prior to departure. They have special meals you can order in addition to the two choices that’ll otherwise be on board. For lunch I’ll often take the kosher meal or the muslim meal (I do not like the kosher meal at breakfast).
Here’s how it’s advertised:
I tried it for the first time on Saturday and it was surprisingly good, though it wasn’t served exactly the way it’s supposed to be.
First, we had Mrs. Vicks potato chips instead of Stacys pita chips. That’s not ideal, since there are only four pieces of pita for all of that hummus. Second our flight attendant decided that nuts shouldn’t be their own service, and that it would be easier for them just to hand them out on lunch trays (this is the second meal flight in a row that the first class flight attendant did this). As a result the only way the bag of chips fit on the tray was standing up.
While a very American Airlines presentation, the actual charcuterie plate was a nice choice.