MIAMI — Just as free snacks in economy class return to United’s Friendly Skies today, American Airlines announced the return of complimentary snacks, and more free movies, TV shows and music in the Main Cabin.
Customers traveling on flights departing prior to 09:45 a.m. will receive Biscoff cookies. On flights departing after 9:45 a.m., customers will have a choice between Biscoff cookies or pretzels, rotated on a seasonal basis. American’s Food for Sale items will also be available for purchase on all flights.
Complimentary snacks in the Main Cabin will be available initially on American’s transcontinental routes, but by April, these will be available on all domestic flights.
The new snack options are the same which Delta offers on its flights. However, from today, the Atlanta-based carrier will also offer for purchase three different Luvo-branded wraps. These will be available only for passengers in Delta Comfort+ and in Main Cabin on flights greater than 1,400 miles within the U.S., the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.
But wait, there’s more!
American will begin offering complimentary meal service in the Main Cabin on all flights between Hawaii and Dallas/Fort Worth starting in May. Among legacy carriers, this service will be unique to American as neither Delta nor United offer complimentary meals in economy on their Hawaii flights, even on flights from the U.S. East Coast to the island. To date, Hawaiian is the only U.S. airline to offer free meals in economy on domestic flights.
“We want customers to choose American every time they fly,” said Fernand Fernandez, American’s vice president Global Marketing. “We are giving our customers more choices to enhance their personal flying experience, by offering new services and new entertainment options in all cabins.”
More Free Entertainment Options
Meanwhile, American is expanding its complimentary entertainment on domestic flights equipped with in-seat entertainment. Customers will now be able to choose from up to 40 movies, 60 TV shows and 300 music albums. In addition, live television channels are now available on long-haul international flights with Wi-Fi, operated by Boeing 777-300ER, retrofitted 777-200ERs and 787-8s. Customers can enjoy news, sports and entertainment as they happen with four satellite channels in all cabins, making American the first U.S. airline to offer complimentary, international live TV.
Other Product Investments
Customers flying on long haul international and transcontinental flights in the premium cabins starting this March will have new amenity kits, and International First and Business Class customers on select transpacific flights will also have new, pure cotton luxury sleepwear.
Also later this year, American’s new International Premium Economy product will debut when it takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. American Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to launch an International Premium Economy class. Nevertheless, other carriers already offer a similar product such as AA’s oneworld partners British Airways, Japan Airlines and Qantas.