Rumor? New Nut mix on AA flights / and current Ramekin shortage

 
Old Oct 8, 09, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by trinity_in_texas View Post
I'm sitting here at HDQ, baffled that there is a whole thread about nuts..lol
Are you kidding -- there is a whole thread about what mix of letters and digits is in your AAdvantage number!
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Old Oct 8, 09, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by trinity_in_texas View Post
I'm sitting here at HDQ, baffled that there is a whole thread about nuts..lol
Not the first time

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...ean-hands.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...rst-class.html


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...e-flights.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...ond-index.html

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Old Oct 8, 09, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by trinity_in_texas View Post
I'm sitting here at HDQ, baffled that there is a whole thread about nuts..lol
Laugh if you will, but the mixed nuts (and the sundae which is now offered on mid-cons) have become essential elements of the AA premium experience.

Twice in the past several years, AA has sought to change the blend of nuts, and in both instances passenger feedback resulted in AA reverting back to the original mix. The first time they added soy nuts, the second time they increased the amount of almonds to save money on the cashews and guess what, passengers who aren't nearly as fanatical as those of us on this board noticed.

The warm mix nuts is one of those simple things AA does right, why they need to keep messing with it is beyond me.
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Old Oct 8, 09, 3:22 pm
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they still have too many damn almonds!

as far as i am concerned it just hurts their bottom line ... since i keep picking them out and keep sending back for refills
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Old Oct 8, 09, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by sukn View Post
Laugh if you will, but the mixed nuts (and the sundae which is now offered on mid-cons) have become essential elements of the AA premium experience.

Twice in the past several years, AA has sought to change the blend of nuts, and in both instances passenger feedback resulted in AA reverting back to the original mix. The first time they added soy nuts, the second time they increased the amount of almonds to save money on the cashews and guess what, passengers who aren't nearly as fanatical as those of us on this board noticed.

The warm mix nuts is one of those simple things AA does right, why they need to keep messing with it is beyond me.
They didn't just ADD soynuts; it was a soynut hegemony, a coup d'etat.

I agree it is amazing that they keep trying to pinch it when everyone more or less seems to like it.
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Old Oct 18, 09, 10:46 am
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On my last two flights (DFW-MIA and MIA-YUL on Oct 12) the nuts were the regular mix however they were served in small glass wine glasses rather than the usual small bowl.
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Old Oct 18, 09, 11:03 am
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The existing NUT mix is NOT going away

I spoke to someone from Dallas who was at the AA BOS Club (70 anniversary party) last week. They had a room set up with the menus and food for various premium class flights (transcon & international - breakfast, lunch, dinner). The nuts are NOT changing other then maybe a slight change to % of mix. A little less almonds (the presentation is too dark).
The flights to Hawaii do have a different mixture (the sugar someone talk about).
I mentioned to her somme people complained about the sugar type nut mix and suggested they offer a choice as they do on flights to Japan.
She also stated sometime the local caterer may have a supply issue and may substitute for a particular flight day/week.
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Old Oct 18, 09, 1:08 pm
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Any soy nuts?

Were your nuts warm?
Not really caring about soy nuts, but after last ORD-LHR flight, I can confirm that all nuts were hot.

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Old Oct 18, 09, 5:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Mormik View Post
On my last two flights (DFW-MIA and MIA-YUL on Oct 12) the nuts were the regular mix however they were served in small glass wine glasses rather than the usual small bowl.
Same here but I was able to see the sign on the service cart as it was loaded - seems there is a shortage of the bowls and FAs are instructed to use the small wine glasses.
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Old Oct 18, 09, 5:41 pm
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wow 70 posts about 20 cents pack of nuts... really worth it?
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Old Oct 18, 09, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by tenn_ace
wow 70 posts about 20 cents pack of nuts... really worth it?
When it comes to warm nuts. Definitely worth the concern!
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Old Oct 18, 09, 6:56 pm
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And gogo was free! There's a new promo code for new users. Seems to also work for users that have "forgotten" which email address they used last trip.
I have the same problem... just can't keep all my email accounts straight.
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Old Oct 18, 09, 7:04 pm
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When it comes to warm nuts. Definitely worth the concern!
Agreed, Guess the young "teen_ace" would rather have the old soy nuts.

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Old Oct 18, 09, 7:23 pm
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RDU - ORD always serves the warm nuts on the AM flights. Odd to have OJ and warm nuts, (well at least for me). I have encountered the nuts in a wine glass thing recently as well - do not care for it. Please put my warm nuts in a ramekin.
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Old Oct 18, 09, 9:49 pm
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My Atkins diet makes the mixed nuts about the only thing I can eat on AA, so if these were replaced by sugar coated I'd be packing my lunch. I once did a MR with 4 transcon and 2 TATL legs and ate nothing but mixed nuts and celery sticks from the LAX AC, and yes, I'm proud of that fact!
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