One of the nicer perks of flying first or business class is getting a free meal during the flight—and first and business fliers on American Airlines can now pre-order their entrées under a new program being test-flown (as it were) on certain routes.
According to Dallas News, the program will be available for first and business class customers traveling between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport and between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International. On November 15, the entree reservation program also will be available on all flights between JFK and San Francisco International Airport, as well as flights between Dallas and Los Angeles, Chicago O’Hare and Los Angeles; and between Chicago and LaGuardia.
American plans to expand the feature to all domestic flights by the first quarter of 2013 and to all international flights by the second quarter of 2013. Once a flight is ticketed, premium class customers can go to AA.com between 30 days and 24 hours prior to the flight’s departure to make a selection via the reservation page. After clicking “Entree Reservations,” customers can select, change or view their entree reservations within the 30 days to 24 hours prior to departure.
American also is testing program in which Executive Platinum, ConciergeKey and qualifying AAdvantage members on select flights would have the opportunity to pre-order a “food for sale” sandwich which would be delivered on board by a flight attendant in exchange for payment. That program is being tested on 13 routes including flights between Dallas Fort-Worth and New York; D-FW and Los Angeles, D-FW and Honolulu and D-FW and Maui.