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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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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 Mar 4, 19, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
Maybe this should be put in the Wiki since may people still ask this same question.
Done.
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Done.
Now we can see who reads the Wiki
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Any recommendations for this upcoming ORD-FLL?


ORD-FLL March 2019
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Any recommendations for this upcoming ORD-FLL?


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Filet was good. The cauliflower mash that came with it was outstanding!
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BREAKFAST: From experience, I've learned that Diabetic is a dependable upgrade for lunch and dinner, but NOT breakfast. Get that omelette.

LUNCH: Everything sounds better than the Fruit/Cheese platter. I've read good comments about the Enchiladas. Please report back.
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LAX-JFK
A321T
Dinner

PDB of bubbles, water, OJ.

Very good meal and service on-board.





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Originally Posted by AANYC1981 View Post
LAX-JFK
A321T
Dinner

PDB of bubbles, water, OJ.

Very good meal and service on-board.





I continue to be pleased by recent transcon offerings. Recently had a similar menu and chose the grain bowl - one of the best meals Iíve had inflight recently.
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Sunday, March 3......flew in First from JFK-LAX on AA0003.

For dessert, Flight Attendant offered the ice-cream sundae; the gourmet cheese board; key lime tart; or, "our rotating signature premium dessert":

Warm Monkey Bread with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Very good.
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Quick Q.. heading out on CLT-PUJ in a few weeks (on 333). Any idea if the choices will be Oatmeal/Omlette/etc..? Does AA have kids catering for meals anymore?
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Redeye AVML in J on SFO-JFK:




The "usual" (reasonably spicy) chickpeas on the left, with yellow dal (lentils) on the right. Could have used some yogurt but still plenty good enough.
That does look really good, though I'm most impressed by the salad. They're still so hit-or-miss, both domestic and international. Occasionally they're fresh or even outstanding, but too many have left me wondering why they even bothered.
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That does look really good, though I'm most impressed by the salad. They're still so hit-or-miss, both domestic and international. Occasionally they're fresh or even outstanding, but too many have left me wondering why they even bothered.
I've found the salads accompanying the AVML to be significantly better, on the whole, than the regular ones. Usually there is asparagus and maybe red bell pepper, and often in addition to the salad there is a vegetarian appetizer of some sort that has, a few times, been a fresh red bell pepper filled with tomatoes, cucumber, asparagus, and red onions.
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anyone with suggestions on these choices? i havent seen anyone talk about this Sandwich Wrap option before.
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
I've found the salads accompanying the AVML to be significantly better, on the whole, than the regular ones. Usually there is asparagus and maybe red bell pepper, and often in addition to the salad there is a vegetarian appetizer of some sort that has, a few times, been a fresh red bell pepper filled with tomatoes, cucumber, asparagus, and red onions.
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It's like that woman is looking down at the chicken and saying "I love those faux griddle marks:"
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BOS-ORD (LAA Boeing 737-800 Oasis), pre-ordered diabetic meal.

My first by-the-book service in a long time. Full PDB; orders taken and/or acknowledged during taxi. After takeoff: towels, nuts, drinks, refills, a hand-run lunch service served two rows at a time followed by the bread basket. Refills, and then choice of chocolate chip or snickerdoodle cookie.

Overall, a great start to the new year.

This is a borderline international J type meal, have to try it on my next trip. I wonder what AA's strategy on special meals is? The base F/J meal quality is horrible, probably the worst compared to DL/B6/AS, but providing these special meals can't be cheap either? And I don't know if any of the other majors make it that easy to order special meals. Why not just up the quality of base meals?
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