American Airlines vegan meal

American Airlines vegan meal
The American Airlines vegan meal I was served from DFW to PHL. You can also select from the bread basket and dessert, although those are not vegan options.

On the first Friday of Lent, I flew from DFW to PHL on a dinner flight. I needed a meat-free option, and the standard vegetarian option didn’t appeal. Happily, American Airlines lets you pre-order from a wide variety. I selected the vegan meal. I am a meat-eater, so I wouldn’t order this every time. All in all, however, it was a strong option.

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Zoe’s Charcuterie Plate in American Airline’s First Class

Zoe's Charcuterie Plate on American Airlines
Zoe’s Charcuterie Plate on American Airlines. This is now available for pre-order by passengers in first class.

I’ve written before about how much I love the ability to pre-order meals in first class on American Airlines. I can always get my first choice, and I have access to special meals. Ultimately, however, food on an airplane suffers from certain limits. What is the best way to get around those limits? It may be Zoe’s Charcuterie Plate. Texan Abroad enjoyed it from Las Vegas to Dallas. As airplane food goes, it is just about perfect.

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Las Vegas Baggage Claim on American Airlines– Dine Drink Travel poll

There are a lot of reasons I fly American Airlines. The onboard service is usually good. I can frequently afford to purchase a first class seat, and they let me select a meal in advance. However, there is one thing I hate about this airline. I get to fly to Las Vegas a lot, and I often need to check a bag. The Las Vegas baggage claim for American Airlines is easily the worst I have witnessed.

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Bags VIP Baggage Delivery Service

Bags VIP baggage delivery service allows you to check in your luggage and not pick it up again until you reach your hotel.
Bags VIP baggage delivery service allows you to check in your luggage and not pick it up again until you reach your hotel.

I don’t do a great job of packing my luggage. Usually, I am gone for 3-4 nights. That means that I usually have a little bit too much stuff for a carry on. However, I *hate* waiting at the baggage carousel for my stuff to come out. American and United offer baggage delivery service with Bags VIP. I tried it recently on two flights– one with each airline. The service is good, but not great. Whether I use it again will depend a lot on the circumstances.

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American Airlines Boeing 787-800 Seat Review

American Airlines Boeing 788 premium cabin
American Airlines Boeing 788 premium cabin. This cabin is marketed as first class on domestic flights and business class on international flights.

The Boeing 787-800, or 788, is a dual-aisle aircraft designed for long-haul travel. It has a number of amenities such as electronic window shades and mood lighting. While this aircraft is principally designed for international travel, the American Airlines Boeing 787-800 is sometimes used on domestic routes. I flew it from Las Vegas to Dallas recently. It was a great flight.

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