Not All American Airlines Asian Vegetarian Meals Are Created Equal…

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Earlier this year American made the single biggest improvement to their domestic catering that they’ve made in quite a while. Or so I thought.

Specifically, they now let you order special meals on any flight where a meal is served, including domestic first class flights. This is great news because American’s typical domestic catering leaves a lot to be desired, and up until recently I only had good experiences with American’s Asian Vegetarian meals (which have the code “AVML”). This is almost always some sort of Indian food, which I love both because it’s healthier, and also because it typically tastes better (in general Indian food reheats well).

For example, here’s an Asian Vegetarian meal I’ve been served on a flight from New York to Los Angeles: