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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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”

American Airlines Boeing 772 on a domestic route

American Airlines Boeing 772 (777-200) seat 4A in Business/First Class. This plane is configured for long-haul travel, and this seat is business class internationally and first class domestically. This particular flight was from DFW to MIA.
American Airlines Boeing 772 (777-200) seat 4A in Business/First Class. This plane is configured for long-haul travel, and this seat is business class internationally and first class domestically. This particular flight was from DFW to MIA.

In December 2016, I was able to fly the American Airlines Boeing 772 (777-200). On that flight, it was configured in long-haul business class for a flight from DFW to NRT. If you get very lucky, however, you can also catch this plane in first class on domestic flights. I had that opportunity flying DFW to MIA this Summer, and it was amazing. While the service was the standard service for a domestic flight, the seat was exactly the same. Here, I want to talk about the hard product of the seat. Continue reading “American Airlines Boeing 772 on a domestic route”

American Airlines Hindu meal

American Airlines Hindu Meal in first class from DFW to MIA. It featured a paneer (cheese curry) and some slightly curried vegetables with rice. There was also a salad, some unusual pickles inside a bell pepper, and a dessert.
American Airlines Hindu Meal in first class from DFW to MIA. It featured a paneer (cheese curry) and some slightly curried vegetables with rice. There was also a salad, some unusual pickles inside a bell pepper, and a dessert.

Several months ago, American Airlines expanded their special meal offerings. If you are flying in first class and pre-order, AA domestic flights now offer many of the same choices as were previously available only on international flights. I pre-ordered the American Airlines Hindu meal when I flew from DFW to MIA on June 30, 2018. It wasn’t fantastic, but it was much better than many of the domestic offerings I have had recently. Continue reading “American Airlines Hindu meal”