Long-time OTR readers know that I generally don’t give a rat’s butt about food in first class. I was, luckily, upgraded in both directions on my Continental flights between Newark and Austin on Friday and Saturday (I’m Gold with Continental and, perhaps it’s just me, but I feel like upgrades have been far more available than, say, a year ago…)
My lunch on the return flight in first class was a salad with shrimp with, on the side, the croutons below:
Now, as I said, I have no expectations for first class. I’m just happy with the seat. But I think Continental is pushing it just a wee bit by throwing a package of Sysco foodservice croutons on the tray. No branding, no nothing. I don’t know why it made me sad. But it did.