A few months ago I complimented American Airlines efforts at catering regional jet breakfast. They haven’t put ovens in the RJs, so they serve a cold plate, and frankly I wish they’d serve the same smoked salmon bagel on mainline.
The problem is that the lox plate I get varies every. single. time. Sometimes there are capers, sometimes no capers (but never tomato!), the bagel itself varies but is never fresh.
Still I was happy when a flight attendant offered me bagel and lox Friday morning, they had run out of the fruit plate. I was happy that is, until I got the tray.
Does it need to be said that taking crumbled pieces of the cold salmon they serve with lettuce at lunch and putting it on a plate with a bagel is not a “bagel and lox”..?
Never mind that the cinnamon roll was stale, and no matter that senior leadership has its roots with America West outside of Phoenix, an airline with hubs in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles should know what lox is. American, your lox on Friday was an affront to all that is good and Jewish.