The Legacy American Airlines Entree Salad Could Be Making a Comeback

Prior to September 1, 2014, the food on American Airlines was better…much better. Unfortunately, American decided to “enhance” their first class food and beverage offerings.

Among the many aspects flyers loved about the legacy food and beverage service were the large, entree sized salads served for lunch and dinner – usually offered with some type of protein.

Image Courtesy of The Glut Life

Image Courtesy of The Glut Life

The salads were usually served with bread, or sometimes a gourmet bag of chips and were enough to fill you for the flight. They were tasty, and, depending on how much dressing you put on them, somewhat healthy too.

FlyerTalk Member F&B767 says there is a possibility these salads could make a comeback.

Couple changes are coming but I’m not sure how groundbreaking they will be. The changes that are made will come with each cycle change since everything is pre-ordered its logistically difficult to make instant changes. Not meant as an excuse but just the way the process works.

The large salads that AA’ers were used to are returning and currently being tested in ORD. We’ll see if the quality is the same and how the added protein is handled. At least some good news on the catering front.

If that’s true, I’ll be quite happy. I’ve seen entree sized salads on the premium transcontinental route, usually served with soup, but never on the domestic 737s or other non-transcon serviced flights.

This could be good news for AA flyers. Among some of my chats with an AA manager not too long ago, it appears that food and beverage is one of the most complained about services after the merger – and most of the complaints are coming from top tier Executive Platinums. I think AA is starting to realize where things go wrong, and there could be an attempt to fix it by offering variations of what was once served. In fact, back in October, I though that was a possibility, too.

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