Old Dec 27, 17, 7:55 pm
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CHOPCHOP767
 
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post
That's not quite what we were offered - candy, chips, almonds, that's it, and one pass only on a 2.5hr flight. It's a sad comparison to the old snack basket that included chips, popcorn, chocolates, fresh fruit, nuts, and meal bars, among other options, and seems very strange that I can get $8 (retail) worth of food as a 1K sitting in coach vs $1.25 worth of unhealthy crap sitting in First. What would make more sense is a prepackaged snack box with a cold sandwich, maybe some cut vegetables with dip, and a cookie? Oh wait, that's what Continental used to serve in coach for free
I agree with your observations and would only add that IME this is one instance when AA's catering actually beats out UA's. On my non-full-meal BOS-ORD flights, they've offered the plated snack plate, which is usually a hummus dip with some sliced meats. This year, however, I'd take UA's real meal service over AA's crAAp any day.
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