I was on a flight the other day, sitting in coach, and was glancing through the Buy on Board menu and noticed that it was updated March 1 and that there were some new food choices.
Over the last few months, chef Marcus Samuelsson has collaborated with American to enhance their premium class food service. Now you’ll be able to try a few of his New American Table creations in the back of the plane: some new sandwiches and a new cookie have been added to the food-for-purchase menu.
Here’s a look at what’s been added:
Brisket, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich
California Cob Sandwich
Triple Shot Cookie: oats, cranberries, chocolate
To make way for these new choices, some long time staples of the buy-on-board menu have be dropped.
Gone: Gourmet Chocolate Waffle
Gone: Turkey and Chutney Sandwich
Gone: in flight Delights
I’m going to miss this snack box. It was sold on flights from DFW and Chicago into LAX and SFO. I guess it wasn’t a popular item.
Gone: Boston Market Carver Sandwiches
I’ve never been a fan of these sandwiches. In theory, it seems like they ought to be appetizing, but the reality was much different…as Kurtis Blow used to say, “Baby You’ve Got To Go”!
Here’s a look at the new menu
American Airlines Spring 2012 Menu: inside fold
American Airlines Spring 2012 Menu: outside fold
Congratulations to Dave G, he’s the randomly selected winner of Monday’s Reader Giveaway! Yesterday I asked readers. “Have you ever won contest, sweepstakes, or giveaway?”. This was Dave’s answer “I never win anything. NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! well… there was that one time I almost… NEVER!” He might want to book a flight to Vegas, because his luck has turned!
Reader Drawing: Win an American Airlines USB Card and Free Code for Gogo Wifi
The AA social media team was nice enough to give me five USB cards with free codes for Gogo Inflight Wifi. I’ve given away three so far, and now I’m giving away the remaining two – one today, one tomorrow.
I always travel with a couple of Odwalla snack bars in my laptop bag and take a large bottled water with me on every flight. When I’m on vacation, I always take along some Haribo Gold Bears - they’re my favorite in-flight indulgence (besides the baked-on-board cookie, of course).
To enter today’s drawing, just share your favorite in-flight snack.
Tomorrow morning, I’ll have a random drawing to pick a winner and will announce the results in Wednesday’s post. One entry per person. The deadline to enter is tonight, March 20, at 11:59PM Pacific.