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Combined 2019 AA Domestic Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

Combined 2019 AA Domestic Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

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[[COLOR="Navy"]AA/US Domestic Dining (including Canada, Mexico, & the Caribbean)

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MrAndy1369 originated this thread. Other posts in this topic have been merged here, throwing his post to #4. For members’ easy reference, we have reproduced that guidepost in its entirety. /Moderators

Originally Posted by MrAndy1369 View Post
Introduction
Welcome to the 2019 version of the combined AA meals thread, focusing on domestic service. Please post your meal/service experiences, including menus, photos, reports, questions, and service anecdotes.

To help give us a clear picture of your experience, remember to include the route, time, and meal designation (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, refreshments, none). Photos are welcome and very helpful. Those are rudimentary guidelines, but of course, the format/style is up to you.

Format Sample
This is a format you can use when introducing your meal report. This is just a sample format; deviations are expected.

AA1: JFK-LAX: 3pm
Dinner
A321
First Class, 2A

(from here, share the menu and/or experiences and/or photos)

Historical Meal Reports
Throwback mode? Go crazy! For the 2019 International Meals thread, click here.

Enjoy!
Welcome to the 2019 Domestic Dining thread and the resulting discussion/trip reports/photos/shared experiences. Here, in this wiki post, I'll strive to explain what you should expect on AA flights in First and Business, meals-wise. Keep in mind that there are many domestic flights, so there are quite a few parameters to keep track of.

Basically, in its best condensed form, you should expect to receive a meal between 4:59am - 8pm on flights longer than 900 miles, which equals about two hours in the air. From that point, there are exceptions, and specific timing parameters.

What to Expect - Mainline:
Keep in mind that this list is not entirely inclusive, and there may be certain exceptions and/or abnormalities.
  • Up to 699 miles: Light snacks such as a fig bar, cookies, and/or pretzels
  • 700-899 miles: Warmed nuts, a snack plate (fruit/cheese, pita/hummus, or spinach dip/pita), and a cookie
  • 900-1298 miles: A meal (fruit/breakfast entree; salad/entree) followed by a cookie; no meals between 1:30-4pm
  • 1298-2199 miles: A full meal including an appetizer, with cake for lunch desserts and premade ice-cream for dinner desserts
  • 2200 miles and above: Same as 1298-2199 miles, but consists of made-to-order sundaes or a cheese plate for both lunch and dinner desserts

What to Expect - Regional:
Keep in mind that this list is not entirely inclusive, and there may be certain exceptions and/or abnormalities.
  • Up to 175 miles: A light snack mix along with beverage service
  • 176-899 miles: Sweet and savory, organic/healthy snack choices (snack basket)
  • 900-2199 miles: Warm mixed nuts, two meal options, and dessert. (For flights over 2200 miles, you will receive the same selection of snacks from 176-899 miles as a pre-arrival snack. All regional meal flights leaving after 8:00pm will also receive sweet and savory snacks as the only option. Editor's note: A regional jet for 2000+ miles? Hope that never happens!)
American Eagle flights do not offer pre-ordering of meals.

All of the meal flights that fall under the above timing parameters will receive two choices; normally, one meat and one vegetarian.

Longer westbound flights leaving from the east coast (transcontinental; non-premium) are not officially exceptions, but some flights after 8pm receive a full dinner service (such as the 8:05pm MIA-SAN flight, or the 8:30pm PHL-LAS flight). Additionally, non-premium transcontinental red-eye flights will receive snack basket service upon departure, then a continental breakfast box prior to arrival.

Official Exceptions:
The following flights all fall under 900 miles, but will receive a full meal service, with the exception of flights leaving between 1:31-4pm. Despite some of the listed flights being over 900 miles, they are remaining listed here, based on the AA website for documentation purposes.
  • Chicago (ORD) - AUS/BDL/BOS/DCA/EWR/JFK/LGA/MSY/RDU
  • Dallas (DFW) - BJX/ORD/MEX/QRO/SLP
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL) - PAP
  • Los Angeles (LAX) - DEN
  • Miami (MIA) - DCA/IAD/PAP
  • New York (LGA) - ATL
  • Phoenix (PHX) - MZT

Additional Information:
  • JFK-LAX/SFO; MIA-LAX are considered premium transcontinental flights, and as such, receives a more refined service with three meal choices, per-course service, printed menus, and tray/tablecloth linens in both F/J. Those flights now are the only domestic flights in the system to offer special meals as another option (which can be reserved by either preordering online, or calling). Red-eye flights will receive a full "supper/snack" meal service, which is basically a condensed dinner service.

  • Hawaiian meal service is very similar to what you'd expect on 2200+ mile flights, but there also will be Hawaiian rolls served, along with a pre-arrival continental breakfast/snack (dependent on the length of the route). Tropical warmed nuts are also currently served.

  • All flights over 700 miles, regardless of a meal being served or not, will receive warm mixed nuts and a cookie.

  • At this time, pre-ordered meals are not available on American Eagle flights.

Disclaimer: The editor of this Wiki does not guarantee the information presented above will always be accurate or properly followed by AA, given catering mishaps, irregular operations, rogue crews, or mismanagement. For the best up-to-date information, it would be prudent to check AA's website constantly for any updates, or call AA. The editors of this Wiki will keep this Wiki updated as often as possible.

Thanks to MrAndy1369 for starting the thread and for the guidelines.
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Old Feb 22, 19, 3:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Taylor Novak View Post
Any advice on meals coming up for DFW-MIA and MIA-STT? Breakfast and lunch respectively. Completely underwhelmed with all of the options and disappointing there isn't an AVML meal for the lunch flight. I guess leaning towards the omelette and the enchilada? TIA!
Breakfast meals
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal Steel Cut Oatmeal
    various fruit garnishes
  • Chicken Sausage, Sharp Cheddar and Red Pepper Omelet Chicken Sausage, Sharp Cheddar and Red Pepper Omelet
    red skin potatoes
  • Asian Vegetarian Asian Vegetarian
    Spicy vegetarian meals with limited use of dairy products
  • Diabetic Diabetic
    Suitable for reduced sugar, hyperglycemic, hypoglycemic and carbohydrate controlled meal requests
  • Gluten intolerant Gluten intolerant selected for Taylorleigh Novak for DFW to MIA
    This meal eliminates all foods prepared with wheat, rye, barley and oats
  • Hindu Hindu
    Prepared according to Hindu dietary practices and may include dairy, curries and spicy flavors
  • Kosher Kosher
    Prepared to comply with Jewish dietary laws
  • Muslim Muslim
    Does not contain pork, by-products of pork or ingredients containing alcohol
  • Vegetarian/Vegan Vegetarian/Vegan
    Does not contain meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy products or derivatives
Lunch meals
  • Cheese Enchilada Cheese Enchilada
    with Spanish rice and green chili sauce
  • AVAILABLE BY PRE-ORDER ONLY - Fruit and Cheese Plate AVAILABLE BY PRE-ORDER ONLY -
    fresh grapes and strawberry with assorted cheeses
  • Zoës Kitchen Charcuterie Plate
    prosciutto, salami, mozzarella, spicy olives and dried cherry tomatoes; served with hummus, crudités and pita rounds
  • Sandwich Wrap Sandwich Wrap
    BBQ pulled chicken with blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes and cabbage and carrot slaw on a flour tortilla
I don't have a photo, but the chicken sausage omelette is pretty good!
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Old Feb 22, 19, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by iadisgreat View Post
I don't have a photo, but the chicken sausage omelette is pretty good!
I’ve had this omelette twice recently and posted pics upthread.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 3:52 pm
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Has anyone had the Zoës Kitchen Charcuterie Plate (prosciutto, salami, mozzarella, spicy olives and dried chewrry tomatoes; served with hummus, crudités and pita rounds)? I’ve seen the economy Zoës meals, not not sure if the first meal is also served similarly? But this exact combo isn’t on the economy menu.
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Old Feb 24, 19, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by AtomicLush View Post
Has anyone had the Zoës Kitchen Charcuterie Plate (prosciutto, salami, mozzarella, spicy olives and dried chewrry tomatoes; served with hummus, crudités and pita rounds)? I’ve seen the economy Zoës meals, not not sure if the first meal is also served similarly? But this exact combo isn’t on the economy menu.
Haven't had it, but it was listed as a meal option for a ticket I ALMOST bought just now-I cannot believe AA feels this or a wrap sandwich are appropriate meal options for first class for a flight that's nearly 5 hrs long. They're not even pretending any more.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 4:11 pm
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AA 4383 PHL-DSM 1040-1249 EMB-175

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Choice of an "Italian Sandwich" or a hummus plate. The sandwich had prosciutto, peppers and lettuce and was actually pretty good, as was the cheesecake. Overall a good lunch.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by txrus View Post
Haven't had it, but it was listed as a meal option for a ticket I ALMOST bought just now-I cannot believe AA feels this or a wrap sandwich are appropriate meal options for first class for a flight that's nearly 5 hrs long. They're not even pretending any more.
While I agree 100% and would always prefer a hot meal on a long flight, people have posted in these meals threads plenty of times in the past with their preference towards sandwiches and cold plates (especially for lunch). Heck, someone just posted the same thing in another thread. If people are sharing that feedback here, I'm sure AA is getting the same requests.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 12:18 pm
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Thoughts on any of the below options from LAX > LIH? Neither seem particularly appealing (I've never had pork as an airplane meal and am nervous).

Grilled Pork Chop with mushroom medley, shiitake bread pudding and haricots verts

Braised Curry Chickpeas with cilantro rice, sautéed red bell pepper

Are there any of the special meals that I could request that might contain a decent protein option?
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Old Feb 26, 19, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
AA 4383 PHL-DSM 1040-1249 EMB-175

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Choice of an "Italian Sandwich" or a hummus plate. The sandwich had prosciutto, peppers and lettuce and was actually pretty good, as was the cheesecake. Overall a good lunch.
Wow that looks really good
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Old Feb 26, 19, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jlampert View Post
Thoughts on any of the below options from LAX > LIH? Neither seem particularly appealing (I've never had pork as an airplane meal and am nervous).

Grilled Pork Chop with mushroom medley, shiitake bread pudding and haricots verts

Braised Curry Chickpeas with cilantro rice, sautéed red bell pepper

Are there any of the special meals that I could request that might contain a decent protein option?


I had the pork chop last year and found it pretty good. A little dry though for airline food that's to be expected, but a good portion and filling too. I'd get it again.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 1:50 pm
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Thank you!
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Will there be any other choices?

Originally Posted by jlampert View Post
Thoughts on any of the below options from LAX > LIH? Neither seem particularly appealing (I've never had pork as an airplane meal and am nervous).

Grilled Pork Chop with mushroom medley, shiitake bread pudding and haricots verts

Braised Curry Chickpeas with cilantro rice, sautéed red bell pepper

Are there any of the special meals that I could request that might contain a decent protein option?
we also have the same options on our PHx to HNL flight next week. I was wondering if we shouldn’t choose anything and there might be more options or this will be the only thing for sure? I personally have picked a gluten free meal but my other family members aren’t too crazy about pork option..only because they tend to be tough.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 10:05 am
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Flying LAS-ORD soon; any thoughts on the steel cut oatmeal vs. the scrambled eggs benedict? Both sound good; have never had the oatmeal on AA. Thank you!
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Old Feb 27, 19, 3:07 pm
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I hate to say this but you are incorrect, I see Adobo Seasoning in the stores.

Indeed!

https://ship.kroger.com/p/0898361899...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old Feb 27, 19, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by rooberry1 View Post
Flying LAS-ORD soon; any thoughts on the steel cut oatmeal vs. the scrambled eggs benedict? Both sound good; have never had the oatmeal on AA. Thank you!
The oatmeal is exactly what you think it is - oatmeal. They give some milk, brown sugar, and (maybe) some dried fruit blend to put on top. Literally, that is all.
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Regional Service - MIA>FDF; app 1400 miles

Booked in J on MIA to FDF and return for flights in May, itinerary shows lunch/dinner. My online reservation isn't showing a meal selection option. I'm guessing it's because these flights are operated by Republic on Embraer 175 RJs?
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