I flew this early morning (12:55am) on a red-eye from Los Angeles to Philadelphia (LAX-PHL) on US Airways as part of my mileage run vacation to London, Warsaw, and Krakow. I was lucky and got upgraded to First Class as an American Airlines Executive Platinum member since there was F space available.
The red-eye flight was nothing to write home about as everyone on the plane basically slept as soon as the flight reached cruising altitude. The flight from LA to Philly was 4 and a half hours and 30 minutes prior to landing, the captain informed us over the PA that we would be landing soon.
5 minutes later, the First Class flight attendant purser handed out a Continental Breakfast Box that was labeled American Airlines. I was shocked that there was even a meal on this flight because it was solely beverages. I’ve flown many red-eyes before on American and I’ve never seen this continental breakfast box before.
The New American Airlines First Class Continental Breakfast Box contained a refreshing hand and face towelette with Italian blood orange scent (just like a hot wet towel, but cold).
There was also a nut and oatmeal mix, croissant, maple almond butter, strawberry preserves, fruit and yogurt smoothie, and a peppermint candy for dessert.
The flight attendant also handed out an anniversary mint as an arrival gift.
This was a really sad looking breakfast box containing nothing but junk. The smoothie was frozen and the croissant was rock hard. Nothing seemed appealing to me and I observed many First Class passengers leaving their breakfast box behind untouched.
Hopefully we won’t see these continental breakfast boxes replace full hot meals on morning flights. Would you eat this?