Back in October American changed their domestic first class meal service somewhat to both switch up their entrees and also change the type of food they serve on snack flights.
Admittedly what American served on snack flights is half of what’s wrong with the US — they consider hot nuts, a salad with creamy dressing, cheese enchiladas, pita chips, hummus, and a cookie, to be a “snack.” Forget the “Freshman 15,” I’m coining the “Executive Platinum 20.”
For example, here’s a picture of a “snack” American used to serve on an 8:10PM flight from Chicago to San Francisco:
So what does the first class meal on the same flight look like now? Well, from one extreme to another, here’s what they serve now on the same flight:
Yeah, that’s it. Admittedly my waist will thank American, though I still find this to be a very frustrating change.
If the flights coded as serving “snacks” were actually during snack hours I could understand that, but by any reasonable standard a flight departing at 8:10PM should serve dinner. If you have to leave home or the office by 5PM you probably haven’t had dinner, so I hardly think that’s a “snack” flight.
Anyway, if you’re on a domestic flight in first class coded as serving a “snack,” be sure to bring your own food or expect to leave hungry!