(20 Apr 2021)
American Airlines has confirmed that it will reintroduce
full beverage service in all domestic premium cabins, effective 1
Beverage service, including canned drinks, juice and
water, will begin in the main cabin on 1 June.
American worked hand-in-hand with the Association of Professional
Flight Attendants (APFA) and medical experts from American’s
Travel Health Advisory Panel to determine to the safest way to carefully return the food and beverage program.
reintroduction of beverage service is a careful and informed
process to ensure everyone on board feels safe and comfortable,”
said Brady Byrnes, Vice President of Flight Service. “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.”
Feedback from flight
attendants and customers will be closely considered as more food
and beverage service is introduced incrementally.
will also be reminded of face covering guidelines throughout their
time traveling with American. In accordance with federal
guidelines, American requires face coverings to be worn at all
times at the airport and onboard the aircraft and can only be
briefly removed while the customer is eating or drinking.
Domestic Beverage Service Details
Domestic Premium Cabin:
Beginning 1 May: Full complimentary
beverage service, including alcohol, canned drinks, juice and
Domestic Main Cabin:
Beverage service is currently
provided on flights longer than 2,200 miles (approximately four
hours or more).
Beginning 1 June: Complimentary beverage
service, including canned drinks, juice and water.
summer: Full main cabin beverage service, including alcoholic
beverage options, along with American’s popular buy-on-board food
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