With a few exceptions - this matches my experience as well. Supposedly, some of the airlines are really "upping their game" in domestic first class. I haven't seen it. Traditional dining is WAY better than anything I've had recently on a domestic airline. I'm not a fan of Flex - but it falls short vs most domestic airlines primarily in presentation.I absolutely couldn’t wait to share this with the group. I’ll preface by saying I fly a lot and take the train whenever I can. I fly first class frequently depending on cost. This was a first class trip. I got to the airport and knew my flight was delayed from the app (as I would on Amtrak) I was flying two roughly equal two hour plus segments with a layover. The total trip time was about seven hours. Yes, the seats were comfortable, pretty comparable to Amtrak coach. My food offering on the first leg were a bag of cheeseballs. I arrived late in the evening at the hub, and everything was closed. On my second flight, I was treated to a tiny bag of nuts. Arriving at my home airport, I had an hour and a half drive home. The nearest Amtrak station is a half hour from my house, but the train runs three days per week. I stopped at Subway on the way home. The point of the story is that Amtrak food service is pretty darn good. I would have gladly taken the cafe car menu over what first class on the plane is. Unless you’re traveling overseas or a very long domestic flight, you will get almost nothing to eat in first class on the plane. Amtrak is very competitive and has a superior product if there were just more trains.