American Airlines to Offer Pre-ordered Meals in Premium Cabins on More Flights than any US Airline

Source: American Airlines



American Airlines will expand pre-ordered meal service to premium cabins on American Eagle flights, adding another 300 daily flights where customers can order meals in advance, starting March 11. This brings the total number of daily flights eligible for pre-order in premium cabins to nearly 1,900 — more than any other U.S. airline.

American is also the only U.S. carrier to offer pre-ordered meal service in premium cabins on both mainline and regional flights, available on flights of 900 miles or more.

“Ordering meals in advance is important to our customers, and we’re excited to bring this option to more flights,” said Raphael Girardoni, Managing Director of Food and Beverage Services at American. “The culinary experience is an important part of travel that we will continue to invest in.”

This March, customers in premium cabins on American Eagle flights can pre-order menu items such as:

  • Charcuterie plate

  • Tex-Mex salad with adobo chicken

  • Mediterranean turkey club sandwich

  • Hot smoked salmon cold plate with seasoned potato salad

  • Curried chicken salad on croissant

Also beginning March 11, Flagship First and Flagship Business passengers can preorder a chicken cobb entrée salad on flights from the United States to Europe and South America, and a charcuterie plate on flights back to the United States.


American delivers a world-class culinary experience with James Beard Foundation

Last year, American began a partnership with the James Beard Foundation to provide unique and delicious food for customers. The James Beard Foundation’s award-winning chefs embody diversity, modernism and sustainable practices. Customers can preorder James Beard Foundation menu items created exclusively for select Flagship First and Flagship Business international and transcontinental flights.


New Zoës Kitchen food-for-sale menu items available for preorder in the main cabin

Earlier this month, American introduced new food-for-sale menu options in collaboration with Zoës Kitchen. Flight attendants played a critical role at a menu workshop, where they joined the food & beverage team to look at new menu options and provide perspective on what customers enjoy eating. Flight attendant feedback helped inspire new menu items such as the chicken lentil salad shaker jar, chickpea Waldorf salad wrap and hummus box and raspberry chipotle turkey sandwich — as well as new breakfast and snack items.


Pre-ordering is simple

Customers can pre-order menu items beginning 30 days before a flight and up to 24 hours before departure by visiting aa.com, clicking Your Trips/Check-in and entering their flight information. Eligible customers will also receive a reminder email 48 hours before departure with a link that will guide them through the pre-order process. Menu items vary based on route and class of service. More information on how to pre-order menu items on aa.com.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines offers customers 6,800 daily flights to more than 365 destinations in 61 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. With a shared purpose of caring for people on life's journey, American's 130,000 global team members serve more than 200 million customers annually. Since 2013, American has invested more than $28 billion in its product and people and now flies the youngest fleet among U.S. network carriers, equipped with industry-leading high-speed Wi-Fi, lie-flat seats, and more in-flight entertainment and access to power. American also has enhanced food and beverage options in the air and on the ground in its world-class Admirals Club and Flagship lounges. American was recently named a Five Star Global Airline by the Airline Passenger Experience Association and Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. American is a founding member of oneworld®, whose members serve 1,100 destinations in 180 countries and territories. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company's stock is included in the S&P 500.

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