United first class lunch

My United first class lunch from Houston to Las Vegas was an excellent beef soba salad.
My United first class lunch from Houston to Las Vegas was an excellent beef soba salad.

I have a confession to make. I… and I don’t know how to say this, but I… I actually like airplane food. I know this makes me guilty of some great culinary sin. I simply don’t care. Boarding a flight to Vegas, getting a drink, and having a meal is a nice way to spend several hours. I am writing this in the air to tell you about United first class lunch. This was a great meal.

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United vs. American domestic first class dining

Woodford Reserve bourbon and a ramekin of warm nuts on American Airlines
Flights are always better with refreshments. Happily, both American and United domestic first class dining includes warm nuts and a free drink.

I wrote earlier this month about domestic first class dining on United and on American. To be honest, they are very similar services. While the guidelines change every few month, lunch and dinner flights that aren’t premium transcontinental routes will typically have two choices. One of those options, particularly at lunch, is often cold. Both airlines start with a free drink and some warm nuts. So what is the difference between them?

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American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian special meal

American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian meal
The American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian special meal is a great option in the sky.

One of the things American Airlines does a great job with is providing meal choices to their first class customers. You can select your meal online if you book at least 24 hours in advance. That means you always get your first choice. You are also able to order from American’s entire range of special meals. I flew from Dallas to San Diego earlier this month, and I selected the American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian meal. The presentation was a little short, but the food was great. I would definitely order this again on a future flight. What should you expect?

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United domestic first class meal experience

Nuts and a drink start United first class meals.
Nuts and a drink start United first class meals.

I normally fly American, and I have previously reviewed their mid-con first class meal service. However, last week I took United on my way home from San Diego. What are United first class meals like? On a mid-con, the food and service are both pretty good. The challenge is that they don’t offer some of the options that American does.

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American Airlines breakfast LAS-DFW

American Airlines breakfast options from LAS to DFW. AA offers a real advantage to those who buy first class tickets by letting them select meals in advance.

I get to go to Las Vegas next month, and I am flying American to get back home. Doing what I always do, I logged in to select my meals. AA offers a real advantage to those who buy first class tickets, because we can select what we want in advance. That makes sure they don’t run out of your preferred option. It is a morning flight, and I wanted to let everyone know what American Airlines breakfast is. Continue reading “American Airlines breakfast LAS-DFW”