• Joe Breitfeller

American Airlines Reintroduces Beverage Service As Customers Begin Traveling Again

From May 1, 2021, American Airlines will introduce a full onboard beverage service in all domestic premium cabins. Main cabin beverage service, including canned drinks, juice and water will resume on June 1st.


American Resumes Beverage Service - Courtesy American Airlines

On Monday (April 19, 2021), American Airlines announced the return of onboard beverage service which was paused due to the pandemic. From May 1st, the carrier will introduce a full beverage service in domestic premium cabins including alcohol, canned drinks, juice and water. Complimentary main cabin beverage service, including canned drinks, juice and water will resume on June 1st, 2021. Later this summer, American will reintroduce a full main cabin beverage service including alcoholic beverage options, as well as the airline’s popular buy-on-board food program.


In Monday’s announcement, American Airlines Vice President of Flight Service, Brady Byrnes, said,

“American’s reintroduction of beverage service is a careful and informed process to ensure everyone on board feels safe and comfortable. When customers fly with American, they are trusting us with their safety. We worked closely with the union that represents our flight attendants, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, and medical experts on this process. Through our partnership, we collectively determined that the timing is right to bring back this service, and we can do so while continuing to give customers peace of mind.”


American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.



Source: American Airlines