Short version: My CLT-DFW flight on Sunday was mis-catered on the prior night's DFW-CLT leg and no breakfasts were loaded for the return flight. I'd planned on having breakfast on this flight (since my upgrade had cleared 5 days prior), so I hadn't eaten or purchased anything in the terminal. The notice that the meal wasn't available was less than five minutes from boarding. I went back into the terminal, got an appropriate bring-on-board breakfast, then boarded the flight. Of course I missed boarding with the F/EXP group, but still got there in time to use the "red lane" while Group 1 was boarding. I still sat in F, the forward flight attendant served the warm nuts that were catered and poured an excellent coffee & Bailey's. I did, however, write to AA CR to let them know about this mis-cater, if only to allow them to follow up with their catering staff. Things of note: I didn't threaten never to fly American again I didn't ask for any compensation of any kind I did ask for a reply to my message using the web form Here's the reply I received and I consider it perfectly adequate: All too often you see "What am I owed?" threads posted. I suppose, perhaps, I could have attempted to submit my ~$6 breakfast receipt and ask for a voucher. In the scheme of things it seems rather petty, though. I simply wanted to post this here to show what a normal, non-emotional complaint/response looked like in case anyone has forgotten amongst the "I demand 100,000 miles!!!" chatter. In the end, I got what I wanted - recognition of a problem and an expectation that they'll work to resolve it. That's all I should really ask for.