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Throwback Thursday: American Airlines first class meal in 1993

Herb poached salmon prepared for first class passengers on American Airlines.
Herb poached salmon prepared for first class passengers on American Airlines. Star-Telegram archives

As I get close to lunch hour, today’s archive photo is of airplane food.

Some passengers love take pictures of their meals and post it to Flickr. Others complain that they want bags of peanuts instead of pretzels.

In January 1993, the Star-Telegram wrote about American Airlines’ new food offerings and today’s #tbt photo is of a “herb poached salmon prepared for first class passengers.”

Steven Anderson, an executive chef, is pictured alongside a cart of meals, that look like they are headed for economy.

There probably should have been four olives on the first class salad but since then American Airlines chief executive Bob Crandall boasted of taking one olive off each passenger plate in the late 1980s, only three olives are pictured.

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