Photos: American adds several new items to Domestic First Class Meal Service

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Just in case you missed Gary’s post yesterday on this topic, Destination David started a thread over at Milepoint about some changes to American’s domestic First Class meal service.

For starters, they’ve added several new items to their full meal menu. A few of the dishes are the same ones they serve on international flights.

The other thing they’ve done, and this a big change, is to create several new dishes that are smaller in portion and exclusive to their snack service.

Previously, there’s been little difference between American’s lunch service and their snack service: the food was the same in size and offerings.

Now a snack is exactly that: a snack. Almost tasting menu portions or a Super Model meal.

One of the conveniences of the old system was that you’re were guaranteed a decently sized meal no matter the time of day or where you were going.

I can see how someone coming from the West cost and connecting to an East coast flight at DFW or ORD might end up on a snack flight even though to them it’s the lunch hour.

So now the kind of meal service is something to keep in mind when you’re booking a flight.

It’s still much more than some other airlines offer. Delta just give out chips, energy bars, or fruit. I’m not sure about United, but I think that they have some flights where all they offer are items from a snack basket, but I could be wrong about that.

Anyway, all of the food looks good, or at least interesting.  I’d like to try the Chicken Pot Pie wrap, the Steak and Egg Salad, and the Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus.

Here’s a look.  See anything you’d like to try?

New Snack Items

Salad and Cold Udon Noodle with Beef
Salad and Cold Udon Noodle with Beef

 

Side Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, and Yogurt
Side Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, and Yogurt

 

Chicken Banh Mi
Chicken Banh Mi

 

Chicken Curry Roll
Chicken Curry Roll

 

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Crudit
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Crudit

 

Steak and Egg Sala
Steak and Egg Salad

 

Chicken, Roasted Beets, and Pears Salad
Chicken, Roasted Beets, and Pears Salad

 

Mesclun salad greens with Buffalo chicken
Mesclun salad greens with Buffalo chicken

 

Lemon Salmon with Mixed Greens
Lemon Salmon with Mixed Greens

 

Quinoa with Lemon Thyme Chicken
Quinoa with Lemon Thyme Chicken

 

Roast Beef Wrap with Crudites and Dip
Roast Beef Wrap with Crudites and Dip

 

Seven Layer Dip
Seven Layer Dip

 

Baba Ghanoush with Crudites
Baba Ghanoush with Crudites

 

Open Face Cold Turkey Sandwich with Slaw
Open Face Cold Turkey Sandwich with Slaw

 

Cold Chicken Sandwich with Antipast and Cheese
Cold Chicken Sandwich with Antipast and Cheese

 

Prosciutto with Mozzarella and Melon
Prosciutto with Mozzarella and Melon

 

Cheese and Fruit Plate
Cheese and Fruit Plate

 

Assorted Cheese and Fruits
Assorted Cheese and Fruits

 

Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus
Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus

 

New Dinner Meals

 

Moroccan Chicken with Rice
Moroccan Chicken with Rice

 

Beef Filet with Polenta
Beef Filet with Polenta

 

Shrimp with Cheese Grits
Shrimp with Cheese Grits

 

Tilapia Tocaos with Vegetable Rice
Tilapia Tocaos with Vegetable Rice

 

Chicken Pot Pie Wrap
Chicken Pot Pie Wrap

 

Indian Butter Chicken with Rice
Indian Butter Chicken with Rice

 

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Southwestern Potatoes
Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Southwestern Potatoes

 

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  1. The Moroccan chicken is decent- had that for lunch last night. Had to palate two of the quinoa & lemon thyme chicken salads… not sure I agree with the introduction of asparagus into them.

    • @ jonathan – I had it on a flight to SFO a few weeks ago, and I liked it too! A big improvement over the same old BBQ chicken salad. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your review!

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