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American Airlines Expands Preordered Meal Service to Premium Cabins on American Eagle Flights
American Airlines announced on Wednesday an expansion of their preordered meal service to premium cabins on 300 daily American Eagle flights. From March 11, American will now offer the service on around 1,900 daily flights, more than any other US airline.
Today, American Airlines announced an expansion of their preordered meal service to premium cabins on American Eagle flights. From March 11, 2020, the service will be available to Flagship First and Flagship Business guests on 300 additional daily American Eagle flights. In total, customers will now be able to preorder premium cabin meals on more than 1,900 daily regional and mainline flights (over 900 miles), more than any other US airline. In Wednesday’s announcement, American Airlines’ Managing Director of Food and Beverage Services, Raphael Girardoni said,
“Ordering meals in advance is important to our customers, and we’re excited to bring this option to more flights. The culinary experience is an important part of travel that we will continue to invest in.”
Starting in March, some of the preorder meal options available to American’s premium cabin guests will include a charcuterie plate, Tex-Mex salad with adobo chicken, Mediterranean turkey club sandwich, hot smoked salmon cold plate with seasoned potato salad and curried chicken salad on a croissant. From March 11, 2020 Flagship First and Flagship Business guests traveling from the US to Europe or South America will also have a chicken cobb entrée option and a charcuterie plate choice on return flights to the US.
American Airlines announced last year a new partnership with the award winning chefs of the James Beard Foundation to provide unique and delicious menus for their guests. Flagship First and Flagship Business customers can preorder items from the James Beard Foundation menu on select transcontinental and international flights.
For main cabin guests, American announced earlier this month new food-for-sale options which have been created in collaboration with Zoës Kitchen. The airline’s food and beverage team joined flight attendants in a menu workshop, receiving valuable front-line input on what customers enjoy eating. Some of the inspired new menu choices include a chicken lentil salad shaker jar, chickpea Waldorf salad wrap, a hummus box, a raspberry chipotle turkey sandwich and new breakfast and snack items.
Guests can preorder meals from 30 days to 24 hours prior to departure by visiting American’s website and clicking “Your Trips/Check-in” and providing their flight information. Additionally, a reminder will be sent to eligible travelers 48 hours prior to departure with a link guiding them through the preorder process.
Source: American Airlines