One of the most popular buy on board meal options on American Airlines is the Fruit and Cheese Plate, which sells for $8.49 (I wrote a previous post talking up the chicken cobb sandwich, to0). Unless you’re seated in the forward part of the economy cabin, these popular trays usually sell out before getting to the rear cabin. It helps having Platinum status which gets you free Main Cabin Extra seats to sit up front (enroll in a free Platinum challenge with this membership card open to all).
While it is on the pricey side, it’s a healthy mix of cheese, crackers, grapes and nuts.
The cheese is fresh (it isn’t pre-packaged in a wrapper), and the grapes are crisp. While the crackers may not necessarily be my favorite, I do enjoy the mix of options and there’s no wonder that this is one of the most popular snack options on board. If you’re an Executive Platinum or Chairman’s Preferred member, this cheese plate could be one of your complimentary snacks.
If you’re hungry aboard your next AA flight and aren’t in the mood for a full meal, this is the perfect snack to tide you over in the meantime. The price is steep, but if you use your Citi AAdvantage credit card, you’re able to save 25%, which can really add up.
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