12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
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AMERICAN AIRLINES is revamping its in-flight catering offerings and is expected to roll out the new arrangements on 1 February. At that time the airline will begin selling food on many flights that currently have only beverage service. According to the airline, 660 of its 1,900 domestic flights will have the food-purchase option ” about 300 more than currently offer food service. In addition to ending complimentary meals in coach, American said it would stop offering special dietary request meals, such as kosher or low-sodium meals during domestic flights. Three dollar snack boxes will be sold on more than 500 daily non-transcontinental flights of three hours or more, cash only (for the time being). First class passengers will still receive complimentary meals. American ” the nation's largest airline ” said the new food service is a direct result of tests conducted in September. Survey results from customers and feedback from employees supported the idea of selling food in-flight and, ultimately, helped design the new programme.