American Airlines introduced new domestic first class lunch and dinner options in November.
Mid-February they’re refreshing breakfast and also all three meals on regional jets. There are several changes to international snack items, and a couple of notable mentions about domestic economy food for sale.
Changes to Coach Food for Sale
American’s partnership with Zoe’s Kitchen will see three new items: a Continental Breakfast Box, Valencia Chicken Sandwich and the Turkey and Pimento Cheese Wrap. This may be an unpopular opinion, but pimento cheese is disgusting.
Meanwhile the “Flight Bites” snack box has been replaced by “Power Bites”
Grass-fed beef jerky, cheese spread, fig spread, cheese crisps, artisan crackers and chocolate almonds.
I genuinely don’t get the purpose of “grass fed” beef jerky. An animal’s environment and diet affects the taste, sure, and a steak – especially one that’s only lightly cooked – is going to show different flavor profiles. But how on earth does this manifest itself in beef jerky?
New First Class Breakfasts
Domestic first class gets new breakfasts starting February 13.
New First Class Meals on Regional Jets
American’s regional jets offer different meals since they lack the ovens to provide hot food service. That’s true, even, of Embraer ERJ-190s which are part of the mainline fleet. That’s a leftover from US Airways, and when management was running that airline they even removed seat power from planes that offered it. They weren’t going to invest in ovens if they didn’t need to.
Indeed US Airways elites were hungry before the merger.
Breakfasts on regional jets will offer the following new entrees “as well as replacing the cinnamon bun in the bowl with a cinnamon rugelach.”
Here are the new lunch options which are offered along with new salads that started in November.
Dinner is completely revamped with eight options.