Check Out My Hot Nuts!

I'm currently sitting on AA flt 1104 STL-LGA. I've got a few free GoGo coupons, and this particular MD-82 has internet (and DC power), so here I am surfing at 35,000 feet. (I don't have an altimeter in my pocket, but FlightAware says 35,000 feet, and I believe them.)

Anyway... here are my hot nuts, which I took care to photograph (with my new iPhone, natch) because the hot nut mix has been an issue of much controversy of late on AA forums.

As far as I can tell, the main difference with the new nut mix is that more cashews, more almonds, and less pistachios and pecans/walnuts (I'm nut sure I ca tell the difference between the two). This is fine with me because I'm allergic to the walnuts (or are they pecans?), and though I love pistachios, the pre-shelled ones in the nut mix always tasted stale to me. Also, I love cashews.

I should also note that the servive on this flight has been excellent. The FA has been through the F cabin several times, and we're only about 45 minutes out. She also did the thing where she brought me an extra little bottle of Jack (I'm drinking Jack and Diet Coke), but she didn't do it so she could be lazy and ignore me the rest of the flight. She's checked up a few times since she set the drink down.


Mike October 26, 2009 at 05:12 pm

Are the hot nuts the "rumored" sweet ones? Or just a different mix of what is normally served?

Josh October 26, 2009 at 06:57 pm

A different mix of what is normally served. My understanding is that the sweet mix is a special mix only served on certain flights.

Hunter October 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm

E-mail me the picture of the FA or I'll need to kill you.

Josh October 27, 2009 at 12:55 am

The only pic I managed to get is horrible.