It used to be that your fare on an airline included your meal, a seat with some legroom and a reasonable amount of baggage. The prices have gone up and up. Some airlines now charge extra for any baggage. Seems they think even though people are flying thousands of miles away from home they won’t need a change of underwear. They have moved the seats closer together in order to get an additional row of seats. Now your knees rub the back of the seat in front of you. They even stopped providing food and have now started selling deli-style foods for healthy prices, credit card only, no cash exchanged. On a recent flight to Alaska, the sandwich was offered on the flight up but was not offered on the flight back.
Delta Airlines in-flight menu features the Rachel Sandwich described as: “Get to know Reuben’s cousin on your flight today. Boar’s Head Pastrami fills two slices of Romaine-lined Marble Rye Bread. Dressed with Coleslaw, Sweet Onions, Dill Pickles and Boar’s Head Swiss Cheese. $8.50”
I thought it would be interesting to see if I could duplicate the sandwich. Although I didn’t purchase one on the flight to Anchorage, I was going to compare our version and the purchased sandwich against the menu photo. Unfortunately, the sandwich was not available on the return flight. Our experiment did, however, provide a good tasting sandwich that compared favorably against the menu photo. I hope you will enjoy it too.