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Old Apr 25, 18, 7:56 pm
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pre landing mint/candy

AA recently changed the pre landing mint/candy from a soft (chewable) item to a hard (tooth breaking) item. I normally open the wrapper and pop one in my mouth--I sometimes immediately chew on one. The first time I encountered the change it's a good thing I looked first.
I wonder how many flyers have cracked teeth?

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Old Apr 25, 18, 8:23 pm
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AA recently changed the pre landing mint/candy from a soft (chewable) item to a hard (tooth breaking) item. I normally open the wrapper and pop one in my mouth--I sometimes immediately chew on one. The first time I encountered the change it's a god thing I looked first.
I wonder how many flyers have cracked teeth?
Cue the compensation thread. Does breaking a 4-cusp molar deserve more miles than a 2-cusp molar?

Seriously, though, how about a photo of these new mints? BTW, the old mints got pretty brutally hard if you let them age in your suitcase for 6 months or so. Sure you didn't just get a stale one?
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Old Apr 25, 18, 9:32 pm
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They're new. Hard. Weird cinnamon flavor too.
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Old Apr 25, 18, 9:45 pm
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Look like glass marbles designed to look like peppermints.

taste like the above too. Not a fan.
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Old Apr 25, 18, 9:53 pm
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They're new. Hard. Weird cinnamon flavor too.
If they're like Brach's Cinnamon Starlight Mints, at least one frequent flier will be happy -- they're a favorite of mine
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Old Apr 25, 18, 10:57 pm
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If they're like Brach's Cinnamon Starlight Mints, at least one frequent flier will be happy -- they're a favorite of mine
They're not,

Must be this week. Had them on all four flights. Didn't have them last week. But my flights this week went through DFW and last week went through ORD and LAX.

Maybe its associated with the catering company problems
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Old Apr 25, 18, 11:07 pm
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At least the wrappers now have the current logo...
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Old Apr 26, 18, 5:37 am
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At least the wrappers now have the current logo...
true. The old one never had the scissor eagle IIRC. Just a blue and red American Airlines
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Of course AA ought to do a lengthy warning announcement, hand out a written warning in seven languages and require a signature on a receipt from each passenger acknowledging that the passenger accepts the risks associated with the food item in question.
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Old Apr 26, 18, 6:59 am
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Thanks for reminding me to count the number of almonds in the nuts
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I hardly ever seen pre-arrival mints anymore domestically in general
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I've had these new mints a couple of times - including PHL-DEN last night. They are pretty terrible.

At first I was hoping it was some sort of temporary change or miscater. Doesn't look that way. Too bad.
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Old Apr 26, 18, 12:10 pm
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Of course AA ought to do a lengthy warning announcement, hand out a written warning in seven languages and require a signature on a receipt from each passenger acknowledging that the passenger accepts the risks associated with the food item in question.
still probably less painful than the credit card hawking
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This may be the last sighting of the LAA logo we will ever see on the new AA. #Teardrop
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Old Apr 26, 18, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
I hardly ever seen pre-arrival mints anymore domestically in general
I was thinking the same. I get these on less than 10% of my flights.
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