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”

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)”

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”

Has American Airlines solved its Christmas pilot shortage?

It was widely reported yesterday that American Airlines had roughly 15,000 flights in December without a pilot or co-pilot (or both). Apparently, for 3 hours on Friday, November 24 American allowed too many pilots to take time off. Those extra vacation days were from December 17-31. It turned out that pilots wanted to take leave at the holidays just like everybody else, so a sizeable chunk of American’s 200,000 or so December flights were left without a full crew. Things got worse when the pilot’s union objected to American’s solution of offering pilots time and a half to take the flights. Happily, it looks like things may be taking a step in the right direction. Continue reading “Has American Airlines solved its Christmas pilot shortage?”