A look at the new American Airlines snack box

I just got back home after a spending a few days in Los Angeles attending a blogging conference.

The highlight of my time in LA was getting to meet Randy Peterson and several Boarding Area bloggers at a dinner that he was kind enough to host for us Friday night.

It was really cool to get to meet Randy (he flew out there just for this dinner) and I got to spend some time talking miles, points , traveling and blogging with the veterans behind Deals We Like, Frequently Flying, Loyalty Traveler, Mommy Points, Road Warriorette, Wandering Aramean, Flight Diversions, Points Miles & Martinis.   I think it’s safe to say there there wasn’t another group in the restaurant with as many mileage geeks sitting at the table.

My upgrade didn’t clear on the way out, so I figured that the highlight of my flight was going to be the fact that plane had wifi.  I was wrong.

While I did enjoy the wifi, the highlight of my flight turned out to be getting the chance to try the new snack box that American has started selling on some of their routes in and out of California.

Back during the summer, they released an updated menu which included a new snack box with several different items that are supposed to be more healthful than the usual canister of potato chips, chocolate chip cookies, and salted nut snacks that they offer. Here’s the description from the menu:

in flite delights, Ingredients for an Active Lifestyle – $8.29

Enjoy a collection of health conscious ingredients selected to promote an active lifestyle – delicious whole grain crispbread and multi-seed crackers to pair with protein-packed hummus dip, Mareblu Naturals, Snapz apple crisps, walnuts, almonds and Emergen-C to boost your health and energy.

The box contains several small portions of food items that are low in fat and sugar, and free of artificial ingredients.

Heres’a a look at the contents:

American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Front view

American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Side view

American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Top view

Nut mix from American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Almonds

Apple crisps  from American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Apple crisps

Vitamin C drink mix from American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Energy drink mix

Multi-seed crackers from American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Multi-seed crackers

Hummus dip from American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Hummus dip

Whole grain crispbread from American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Crispbread

Trail mix crunch bits from American Airlines new in flite delights snack box
Trail mix bits

They only offer it on afternoon flights between DFW and LAX/SAN/SFO/SNA (I suspect that it’s mostly to please the Californians rather than the Texans on those route) but they really should consider offering it on all their flights.

It’s not a meal, but it gives you something to munch on with an afternoon coffee or drink.

Of course it’s not as good as the cookie….

American Airlines First Class Cookie
American Airlines Baked on Board cookie

Comments

  1. Bravo for AA! I usually ride upfront, but even ExecPlats don’t always clear between DFW and W Coast (such as my recent DFW-SNA).
    So this is a welcome development for those of us who like a decent, light snack with our coffee.

  2. I had such a great time getting to hang out with you!! Something tasty on the flight is always nice. Hope they spread this out to other flights, I would totally get it every time. And hooray for Emergen-C! On long trips that stuff keeps me going.

  3. For $8.29? That’s $7 worth of packaging. And the <0.5 Oz portion of nuts is just underwhelming. The envelope almone weighs almost that much. Those other goodies, marked 4g – 6g each? Why bother? Take your own snacks folks!!

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