I don’t think American’s domestic meal service is very good. In fact that’s an understatement. I don’t think United’s is very good, but American’s is worse.
One area where US airlines are consistently bad across the board is breakfast. For instance, I just can’t bring myself to eat this on American:
A simple way to think about better breakfast is to think brunch. That opens up a whole new world of possibility beyond reheated scrambled eggs or omelettes, granola or oatmeal.
The funny thing is that American actually does do better on its regional jets of all things. They serve cold meals, no reheated eggs or mystery sandwiches.
How about a bagel and lox, with a cinnamon roll and fruit?
I do have some constructive suggestions even for the bagel and lox. I grew up in New York, after all.
- The bagel should be bigger.
- And a couple of slices of tomato would help. You can’t have everything, personally I’d even trade the capers for the tomato if I must.
- The onions should be raw, not drowned in some kind of lemon or vinegar.
- And if I were reaching for the stars the bagels would be fresh. A fresh bagel doesn’t need to be toasted, this bagel could have used toasting (note: not
overheating in an oven)
But it’s a big improvement, no onboard oven required. Why not offer this mainline?