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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 membersí 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 5, 19, 7:24 pm
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[QUOTE=kszary;30742241]BOS-PHX LAA B738 (non-Oasis). LAX LAA crew. Full bar PDB, excellent by-the-book dinner service. Pre-ordered diabetic meal -- everyone had meal envy. Other options were some sort of chicken and "lasagna", which is really more like a bolognese. Ice cream sundae or cheese plate for dessert.

Drink refills the ENTIRE 6.5 hour flight. Well done

LGA has the same exact meal for diabetic lunches. I find that dish really bland and boring.

Also carrots in 3 different dishes? I've never seen a shrimp cocktail app served with carrots lol.
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BOS-PHX LAA B738 (non-Oasis). LAX LAA crew. Full bar PDB, excellent by-the-book dinner service. Pre-ordered diabetic meal -- everyone had meal envy. Other options were some sort of chicken and "lasagna", which is really more like a bolognese. Ice cream sundae or cheese plate for dessert.

Drink refills the ENTIRE 6.5 hour flight. Well done

LGA has the same exact meal for diabetic lunches. I find that dish really bland and boring.

Also carrots in 3 different dishes? I've never seen a shrimp cocktail app served with carrots lol.
YOu always talk about how bland the meals are or too spicy, you travel a lot, why don't you bring some items to enhance the flavors with you?
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YOu always talk about how bland the meals are or too spicy, you travel a lot, why don't you bring some items to enhance the flavors with you?
I do actually! I have hot sauce for the breakfast egg dishes and soy sauce packets which really helped with the chow mein bowl recently. Neither really go well with that diabetic lunch. Diabetic lunches out of PHL, however, is really good.
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Preordered the Short rib, FA acknowledged it as "the beef"

Barely Warmed nuts, FA was serving both drinks and meals from the cart


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Originally Posted by b_77W View Post
LAX-JFK
A32T
AA 24 Business Class
Redeye

Preordered the Short rib, FA acknowledged it as "the beef"

Barely Warmed nuts, FA was serving both drinks and meals from the cart
As this was a redeye, did you get a prelanding meal/snack (I believe a continental breakfast box)?
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Originally Posted by MrAndy1369 View Post
As this was a redeye, did you get a prelanding meal/snack (I believe a continental breakfast box)?
The menu lists Scones and smoothies but I may have slept through that part. I woke up to them collecting the Bose headphones.
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Originally Posted by kszary View Post
BOS-PHX LAA B738 (non-Oasis). LAX LAA crew. Full bar PDB, excellent by-the-book dinner service. Pre-ordered diabetic meal -- everyone had meal envy. Other options were some sort of chicken and "lasagna", which is really more like a bolognese. Ice cream sundae or cheese plate for dessert.
The diabetic meal STL-LAX is nearly the same, except it had a very nice cajun seasoned chicken breast and three very impressively sized shrimp for the shrimp cocktail.
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PDB: water/OJ only

Tex Mex Salad:

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ORD-LGA
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Lunch

PDB: water/OJ only

Tex Mex Salad:
Seems like the lunch stuff has gone downhill with this new rotation. It was never AAs best, but still. Bad luck with diabetic meals lately, and the AVML wasn't loaded the last 2 times. Unfortunate.
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Does anyone happen to have the link to the old FA setup guides we used to share on here?
I lost the link I had and what I've found in the history of this thread no longer seems to work.

Many thanks!!
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Seems like the lunch stuff has gone downhill with this new rotation. It was never AAs best, but still. Bad luck with diabetic meals lately, and the AVML wasn't loaded the last 2 times. Unfortunate.
The chicken was supposed to be Adobo seasoned too and there is clearly no such seasoning. This was one of AA's weaker salads, and I usually am a fan of them. Dressing should have been ranch or the cilantro ranch eagle serves but it's the same old olive oil and vinegar.
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Does anyone happen to have the link to the old FA setup guides we used to share on here?
I lost the link I had and what I've found in the history of this thread no longer seems to work.

Many thanks!!
Didn't AA disable them or take them down so they couldn't be viewed externally?
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MIA-DFW

Full PDB
Diabetic Option


Given the standard choices (below), Diabetic seems to be the way to go out of MIA. Was on par with an international meal

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Took JFK-LAX in F this month.
I actually thought the first course beetroot cured salmon, lentil soup and chicken parmigiana were actually quite good.

From LAX, the lox and bagel weren't too bad either.

I was kind of impressed.
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I do actually! I have hot sauce for the breakfast egg dishes and soy sauce packets which really helped with the chow mein bowl recently. Neither really go well with that diabetic lunch. Diabetic lunches out of PHL, however, is really good.
I have posted these before, https://sriracha2go.com/ They help EVERYTHING.....
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