Meal Review: American Airlines Domestic First Class Steel Cut Oatmeal

Enroute from Baltimore to Phoenix, I had a choice between a steal cut oatmeal and a quiche florentine. Not being terribly hungry and in for a heavy dish, I decided on the oatmeal.

Route: Baltimore, MD to Phoenix, AZ

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Aircraft: A320

Meal Window: Breakfast

Meal: Steel cut oatmeal with mixed berries and brown sugar

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Meal service on this flight was fairly lackluster, and wasn’t the most efficient, but in any event, here’s a review.

Upon selection of our meals, an initial beverage service was offered and I selected the usual cranberry juice. Awhile later (not really in any expeditious manner) our food was served.
On the meal tray included:

  • Fresh fruit including berries, kiwi, orange, cantaloupe and honeydew mellon
  • A honey-wheat roll (there was no choice for the usual biscuit)
  • Steel cut oatmeal plate
  • Dried fruit package
  • Brown sugar cup
  • Reduced fat carton of milk

My impressions of the meal:

  • The fruit plate was improved over the older versions. This one was even garnished with some mint, which was a nice touch.
  • I was unimpressed with the lack in choice of bread. It was the roll or nothing.
  • I wished the “mixed berries” were fresh instead of dried.
  • The oatmeal was actually rather good, especially when mixed with the brown sugar. It wasn’t bad. To un-thicken the mix, one could add milk to taste.

This honestly wasn’t a bad meal, though I think there are some improvements to be had. It’s a good “standby” meal should the usual egg option not be available.

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  1. Theresa says

    I had that meal a couple months ago and thought it was the BEST breakfast airline meal I’ve ever had. I’m so glad there is finally a vegan option for breakfast. The only thing missing that would have made it perfect was soy or almond milk instead of dairy.

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