Are you looking for vegetarian food on American Airlines in first/business class? Well you’re in luck, sort of. As I recently mentioned, when you fly cross-country in a premium cabin, you can pre-select your entree, and there is typically (at least the four times I’ve selected an entree) a vegetarian option. So far so good. But, selecting a vegetarian entree and getting a vegetarian meal are two different things, because the first course is typically not vegetarian. don’t learn from my mistakes, I forgot to request a vegetarian meal the next time I flew AA as well. So here, combined, are my two reviews. Surprisingly, even though I was flying the exact same flight (AA 85, JFK-SFO), the meal was a lot better the second time. Continue reading
So, this isn’t a food review (that’s coming) — but more of a point of information. Some of you may know (I didn’t) that if you fly First Class or Business Class on American Airlines, you can pre-select your meal up to 30 days before you fly. Not just the type of meal (e.g., “vegetarian”), but the actual entree that you’ll be served. This service was launched in 2012 and American aims to roll this out to all flights by some time this year.
I’m flying from JFK to SFO soon, so I had the chance to pick my meal. My outbound selections are above — basically, just a cheese ravioli. Of course, I could have still just selected “vegetarian meal”. And that’s what I did; I’ve had cheese ravioli on an airplane not too long ago, and I am ready to try something else.
I’m coming back on the redeye, SFO-JFK, which I think explains the lighter options. I chose the mushroom soup, though I’m worried about exactly how “creamy” it will be. (I worry that it will be way too creamy and unappetizing.) I am considering the fruit and cheese plate, though I feel like I should choose something at least a little more interesting when I have the option.
Luckily, if I do change my mind, I can change my selection, up until 24 hours before the flight.
Stay tuned; I’ll report back on the actual food shortly!