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”

Expanded American Airlines Special Meals on Domestic Flights

American Airlines special meals on domestic flights. If you book a first class seat, you can pre-order a wider selection of special meals in advance.
American Airlines special meals on domestic flights. If you book a first class seat, you can pre-order a wider selection of special meals in advance.

Dine Drink Travel previously reported that if you book a first class seat on American, you can pre-order your meal. This is true on both domestic and international flights. The service open up 30 days (to the minute) before the flight, and it stays open until 24 hours before takeoff. It is a great option to have. Domestic flights have typically had two entree options, and American recently added a cheese plate option. However, American Airlines special meals- options for folks with religious or dietary needs- have not been available on domestic flights until now. Continue reading “Expanded American Airlines Special Meals on Domestic Flights”

American Airlines regional jet first class (Updated)

The first class cabin on an American Airlines regional jet. Specifically, this is a CRJ-900.
American Airlines regional jet first class cabin. Specifically, this is a CRJ-900.

I wrote last year about regional jet first class service on American Airlines (or American Eagle). For those of us who fly out of smaller markets, having this first class product is a great option. I had the opportunity to fly this product December 29 between Phoenix and Houston. This is a longer flight between two larger markets, so I wanted to update my original post. This flight was also scheduled to have a dinner service. This is not a great first class product, but it is much better than any domestic economy class flight. Continue reading “American Airlines regional jet first class (Updated)”

IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A

The door to the IAH Admiral's Club in Terminal A
The door to the IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A.

American Airlines has made a lot of improvements to their Admiral’s Club lounges over the last year. They are offering a wider variety of snacks, and my personal favorite is the guacamole available every afternoon. Then again, two kinds of free soup or the free fancy coffee machine are also nice. Of all the improvements they have made, however, one is particularly important to me. In 2017, AA re-opened the long-dormant IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A. They did a great job of remodeling, and this is a fantastic addition for those of us flying American out of Houston’s George Bush airport. Continue reading “IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A”

American Airlines domestic first class meal experience

Mixed nuts and bourbon appetizer on American Airlines.
Mixed nuts and bourbon appetizer on American Airlines. The American Airlines domestic first class meal almost always starts with nuts and a drink– Woodford Reserve bourbon, in my case.

I wrote earlier about the first class meal options available on American Airlines from DFW to LAS. We took that trip on December 26. This flight is typical of most mid-con (halfway across the continent) flights with them, so it is a good opportunity to explain American Airlines domestic first class meal service. Given the constraints of serving hot food in a moving airplane, American does awfully good work for a short flight. Then again, a stiff glass of bourbon makes a lot of things better. Continue reading “American Airlines domestic first class meal experience”