American emailed all of its frequent flyers yesterday with an email that boasts about a consistent meal service between AA and US. Of course, in airline speak this means a reduction in meals. Whilst we were all warned it was coming, AA have now released the details.
This is the email:
I have a number of flights coming up at the end of the month and so thought I would book my entrees to see what changes AA were actually making. (American is one of the few airlines that let you do this, although BA is supposed to undertaking a test of the system. Basically it is designed to guarantee you your first choice.)
I have a trip from LA to Chicago and then on to London Heathow, booked as an award ticket in First Class. Both flights are over 2 hrs 45 mins and the meal service seems unchanged:
A pretty good choice in truth, and although I picked beef for two segments, I will probably change for the international flight or just sleep!
I am also travelling on the much hailed transcontinental A321 service where the meal service remains unchanged, says AA.
The outbound departure leaving at 4.30pm has a pretty good dinner selection:
However, the next days flight to Mexico (2hrs 25mins) gets a cold breakfast only option:
The return from Los Cabos (2hrs 30 mins) gets more than AA offers in the email:
And finally my 6am return from LAX gets the standard F transcontinental breakfast, even in a three class plane.
So, personally so far, I don’t see the changes having too much impact on my food choices.