American Offering Free Meals on NY-to-California Flights

American Airlines has decided to offer free meals in the Main Cabin on NY to California flights, joining Delta Airlines which said it would give free meals to all customers on select coast-to-coast flights beginning this month. American provides trans-continental service on the Airbus A321T. The new meal service begins May 1 .

The Main Cabin meals will be available on flights in both directions between Los Angeles and New York, and between San Francisco and New York. Flights are from JFK Airport.

Depending on the time of day, customers will be offered a continental breakfast or a boxed meal with a sandwich wrap, kettle chips and dessert. The menu also includes a vegetarian option and a fruit and cheese plate.

The meals will be served on American’s one-of-a-kind A321T fleet. American is the only airline with this dedicated fleet featuring a true international First Class experience on a trans-continental route, with fully lie-flat seats in both First and Business Class.

“Some of our best customers fly our trans-continental routes and we want to give them a top-notch onboard experience,” said Fernand Fernandez, vice president – Global Marketing. “Providing complimentary meals in the Main Cabin is yet another step we’re taking to enhance our service in this competitive market.”