While I wrote over the summer that American Airlines wouldn’t bring back real meals to first class any time soon I was first to break the news that they would offer former coach buy on board sandwiches up front.
United responded with adding sandwiches as well. Matthew Klint reviews United’s new first class sandwiches. They don’t look great, they aren’t healthy, but Matthew says they are “tasty, especially when heated.” Delta only serves snack boxes, so it’s not like competitors offer better.
Let’s take a look at American’s current lunch and dinner sandwich, enjoyed this past week on a flight from Dallas Fort-Worth to Washington Dulles. The standard offering appears to be a ‘low protein’ meal.
Credit: TravisMT81, used with permission
American Airlines still sells first class, and doesn’t discount it based on providing less service. This represents a current first class meal. Travis, who took the photo, says “[g]lad I ate before my flight!”
The airline for its part offers,
The Valencia Chicken Sandwich is currently served during lunch and dinner as a domestic first class fresh snack. The sandwich shown in the photo does not appear to be up to our specification, and we are working with our catering partners on this report. Customer and flight attendant feedback is always important and appreciated.