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2022 AA International Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

2022 AA International Meal / Meals - menu / photos / etc. (master thread)

Old May 24, 2022, 10:57 am
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I'm traveling with family on AA 142, the daytime JFK-LHR flight next month. We're all in PE, not J (actually my first time trying out PE - have only ever done Y or J before). The pre-order option for lunch just opened up. I assume there's something else offered pre-arrival?

The only descriptive choices on the menu are:

Oven-Roasted Beef
farfalle pasta, roasted mushroom cream sauce, cherry tomatoes

Butternut Squash Risotto
red pepper coulis

I'm skeptical either of the kids will want to have anything to do with these (and being the picky eater I am, maybe not me either! ). Mrs. sxpsxpsxp is considering the Risotto. Does anyone have any feedback on either of these options?

I'm wondering if anyone has any insight on what they mean when they offer the "Child's (meals for children 2-5 yo)" or "bland" options? I didn't see anything on this thread talking about those.

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Old May 24, 2022, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by sxpsxpsxp
I'm traveling with family on AA 142, the daytime JFK-LHR flight next month. We're all in PE, not J (actually my first time trying out PE - have only ever done Y or J before). The pre-order option for lunch just opened up. I assume there's something else offered pre-arrival?

The only descriptive choices on the menu are:

Oven-Roasted Beef
farfalle pasta, roasted mushroom cream sauce, cherry tomatoes

Butternut Squash Risotto
red pepper coulis

I'm skeptical either of the kids will want to have anything to do with these (and being the picky eater I am, maybe not me either! ). Mrs. sxpsxpsxp is considering the Risotto. Does anyone have any feedback on either of these options?

I'm wondering if anyone has any insight on what they mean when they offer the "Child's (meals for children 2-5 yo)" or "bland" options? I didn't see anything on this thread talking about those.
You should get a breakfast before landing. You aren't able to pre select it so that's why you aren't seeing anything else but dinner. We are doing that same JFK-LHR next month but our dinner choices haven't opened up yet.
In years past, I've seen chicken nuggets or hamburger and fries for child's meal, but now I see it's specified 2-5 yrs, so it's probably changed (might still have mac n cheese or chicken nuggets).

Depending on their ages, your kids might like the pasta as it's bow tie pasta in a creamy sauce with beef.
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Old May 24, 2022, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ceebee100
You should get a breakfast before landing. You aren't able to pre select it so that's why you aren't seeing anything else but dinner. We are doing that same JFK-LHR next month but our dinner choices haven't opened up yet.
In years past, I've seen chicken nuggets or hamburger and fries for child's meal, but now I see it's specified 2-5 yrs, so it's probably changed (might still have mac n cheese or chicken nuggets).

Depending on their ages, your kids might like the pasta as it's bow tie pasta in a creamy sauce with beef.
You won't get breakfast before landing on a day flight. You'll get the standard end-of-flight snack.
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Old May 24, 2022, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by spanishflea
This was the shrimp version that I think is fairly similar. It looked terrible but tasted pretty good
I had this dish lhr-dfw in March. I agree not exactly aesthetically pleasing it was delicious.
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Old May 24, 2022, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by spanishflea
You'll get the standard end-of-flight snack.
Which is what?
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Old May 24, 2022, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by spanishflea
You won't get breakfast before landing on a day flight. You'll get the standard end-of-flight snack.
Yes, I missed the part where he said daytime. My flight is the 10:30pm departure from JFK and for that I know I will get breakfast as I've done it many times before.
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Old May 25, 2022, 2:41 am
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AA736 PHL-LHR 24/05, the PA wasnt going to eat so heres what I had:


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Old May 25, 2022, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague
AA736 PHL-LHR 24/05, the PA wasnt going to eat so heres what I had:


Sorry, cannot see a pic. Or is it just me?

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Old May 25, 2022, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by TarquinMontague
... the PA wasn’t going to eat so here’s what I had:
PA?

Originally Posted by LCSinTexas
Sorry, cannot see a pic. Or is it just me?
I see them just fine in both the original post and in the quote in your post.
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Old May 25, 2022, 4:33 pm
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PA = perhaps an FA typo?
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Old May 25, 2022, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by arkangel
PA = perhaps an FA typo?
No Dear. He means what he says. He travels with an Entourage. As one does.

So. I did promise

AA 47 LHR-ORD J Class

The service was top notch with friendly personable FAs for whom nothing seemed too much trouble. They didnt have any chocolate fudge aboard so We had a Strawberry Sundae and Im not sure if I do not prefer them!

My only niggle was serving Champagne in tumblers. It goes flat so quickly. Other than that, a superb flight with a first rate crew.






Small Plate (actually delicious) and copious amounts of salad

Two Quiches Id call them rather than Pies

Salmon was delicious
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Old May 26, 2022, 5:03 am
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Originally Posted by arkangel
PA = perhaps an FA typo?
No no, my personal assistant
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Old May 26, 2022, 7:57 am
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The catering was average. Fish was a good choice. Salad a bit weak.















But the best was not on the menu:





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Old May 26, 2022, 8:05 am
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AA2305 JFK-SFO Flagship Business, late April, 2022

No surprises, and that means good!

















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Old May 26, 2022, 10:07 am
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DFW-LHR 5/10 AA 78 (11p departure) in J
"Cajun" shrimp appetizer was pretty bland, the shrimp was well cooked.
I had the chicken breast with romesco sauce, cauliflower mash, cherry tomatoes and broccolini. Romesco was reasonably good and chicken was not overcooked. The vegetables only passed by the catering kitchen, I don't know that they spent any time there, they were essentially raw. The cauliflower mash was the best thing on the plate.
I prefer the cheese plate for desert and it was consistent with the product served pre-COVID.

LHR-DFW 5/17 AA 79 (2p departure) in J
Another shrimp app, sauce was some odd concoction but the shrimp was well cooked.
I had the dukkah spiced chicken breast on a bed of broad beans and dill rice, and it was quite good. I've read here that the Indian option ex-LHR is the way to go and this confirmed that wisdom.
Cheese plate was nearly identical to the ex-DFW offering.

Wine
The wine list was, unfortunately, the same on both flights: Gruet Champagne, Italian Chardonnay, Portuguese white blend, Argentinian red blend, Spanish Crianza, Churchill's LBV for dessert. YMMV because I'm especially critical of uninteresting wines, and these still wines are solidly meh. The reds could be from anywhere in the world; they've both been heavily oaked and are very fruit forward with little to balance it. The Portuguese white was probably the best of the bunch, and it's still the worst Portuguese white wine I've had in recent memory (I spent about a week tasting white wines in Portugal in December). The champagne is terrible, which was especially obvious after being served Piper-Heidsieck in the Flagship lounge.
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