Meal Review: American Eagle Continental Breakfast

American Eagle serves a “legacy” American Airlines onboard meal service, which is something that’s particularly interesting (and welcome) to me. Their First Class product is in a 1×2 seating configuration.

Route: Baltimore, MD to Chicago, IL

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Aircraft: ERJ-175

Meal Window: Breakfast

Meal: Continental Breakfast (no pre-order option available)


For my short hop to Chicago, a Continental Breakfast option was available, and there was only one choice.

Once in the air, the lead flight attendant took drink orders, and I asked for a cranberry juice. With that, he asked if I’d be joining them for breakfast (I always love when it’s phrased like that), and I said that I would.

Since there was no choice of dishes on this flight, a tray was brought directly to me without further questioning.


On the meal tray included:

  • A pre-packaged waffle
  • Crispix cereal
  • Cup of pre-packaged fruit
  • Glass of milk

I found it unique that instead of serving the milk directly via the individual cartons that the FA took the time to pour it into the glass, which was nice.

The waffle was good, though I’ve had many of these before at home (you can buy them at Costco), and they’re a good breakfast snack.

The cereal was fine also, though I think it was an unflavored or unsweetened. Would have preferred something a bit sweeter, but I guess it’s better they serve a generic.

I thought the fruit cup was a bit cheap, and would have preferred a plate of fresh fruit. To be honest, I didn’t touch this fruit cup as I generally don’t like the pre-packaged variety such as this.

Overall, I’m happy to see a legacy AA meal product here. Not that I’d have a choice (other than refusing the meal), but I’d ask for this again if it was a qualifying flight.

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  1. says

    That cereal is Crispix, not Chex, hence not being sweetened. Crispix only comes plain. You can tell by the shape. Chex is square.

    Also you might want to proofread or have someone else do it. “…serving the mile (milk)…” and “…individual cartoons (cartons)…”

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