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American Airlines to Offer Preordered Meals in Premium Cabins

American Airlines will expand preordered 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 preorder in premium cabins to nearly 1,900 — more than any other U.S. airline.

American is also the only U.S. carrier to offer preordered 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 preorder 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.

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.

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.

Preordering is simple

Customers can preorder 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 preorder process. Menu items vary based on route and class of service.

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