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Coronavirus Reduced Inflight Food and Beverage Restrictions as of 03/2020 and changes

Old Mar 26, 20, 10:45 pm
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As of 9/21:

Flights under 900 miles
  • Water, canned drinks and juice by request only
  • No snacks, alcohol or food available in the Main Cabin
  • Alcohol available in First by request only
Flights between 900 and 2,199 miles / up to 4.5 hours

In the Main Cabin includes Premium Economy and Main Cabin Extra

  • Complimentary pretzels or Biscoff cookies and bottled water during boarding*
  • No snacks, alcohol or food for purchase
  • Water, canned drinks and juice by request only

In First:

  • Complimentary fresh snacks on flights departing between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.*
  • Complimentary pretzels or Biscoff cookies and bottled water during boarding*
  • Drinks, including alcohol, by request only
  • No drinks served before departure
*Not available on American Eagle flights.

Flights over 2,200 miles* / over 4.5 hours

In the Main Cabin includes Premium Economy and Main Cabin Extra

  • Complimentary pretzels or Biscoff cookies and water, canned drinks or juice during the flight
  • No snacks or food for purchase
  • No alcohol or meals except on long-haul international flights

In First and Business:

  • Complimentary fresh snacks on flights departing between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Complimentary pretzels or Biscoff cookies and water, canned drinks or juice during the flight
  • Meals served on one tray, not in courses**
  • No drinks served before departure
  • Alcohol will be available
*Includes transcontinental and Hawaii.

**Some domestic and short-haul international flights will include a fruit and cheese plate instead of tray meal service and will also have snack basket service before landing.

cmd320 notation (unofficial): the 2,200mi + section for F and J is a bit misleading. Domestic flights within the continental US other than premium transcons (JFK-LAX/SFO, MIA-LAX on 77W) do not receive a full meal and instead only see a sandwich/fruit and cheese plate.

fly747first notation (official) MIA LAX on 772 receives full meal and amenities as Flagship Business except for lounge access


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Coronavirus Reduced Inflight Food and Beverage Restrictions as of 03/2020 and changes

Old Oct 1, 21, 6:54 pm
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09/08/21 AA 2868 PBM-MIA 0700-1100 A319



Errr... for a ("inaugural") 4 hour and 30 minute flight (actual flight time) that's a very nice meal... if you are on a diet... 🤣


09/26/21 AA 2867 MIA-PBM 1834-1226 A319





Again... for a 4 hour (actual flight time) flight... this is an outstanding meal... if you are on a diet... 🤔
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Old Oct 1, 21, 7:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
9/08 AA 2868 PBM-MIA 0700-1100 A-319



Errr... for a ("inaugural") 4 hour and 30 minute flight (actual flight time) that's a very nice meal... if you are on a diet... 🤣
Maybe the perspective is off, but the plates look awfully shallow to use for a bowl for the cereal.
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Old Oct 1, 21, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
09/08/21 AA 2868 PBM-MIA 0700-1100 A319

Did AA just plate half a package of the fig bars from the snack basket on the top right?
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Old Oct 1, 21, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Catbert10 View Post
Maybe the perspective is off, but the plates look awfully shallow to use for a bowl for the cereal.
Theyre the same plates and bowls that are in the AC. Yes, they are far too shallow for that.
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Old Oct 1, 21, 10:10 pm
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Utterly pathetic.
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Old Oct 1, 21, 11:34 pm
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Come on AA, that's appropriate for a 1-2 hour flight, not a 4+ hour international flight.
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Old Oct 2, 21, 6:17 pm
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9/30 AA 4771 CHS-PHL 1550-1750 EMB-175: Full drinks in F along with pretzels
9/30 AA 706 PHL-RDU 1915-2050 A-319: Full drinks in F along with water as a PBD. Sadly no snacks as we were delayed and not catered.
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Old Oct 3, 21, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyDeltaMD88 View Post
Come on AA, that's appropriate for a 1-2 hour flight, not a 4+ hour international flight.
And far less appropriate for 6+ hr flights
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Old Oct 3, 21, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Catbert10 View Post
Maybe the perspective is off, but the plates look awfully shallow to use for a bowl for the cereal.
Ah, but the Box is the Bowl! don't you remember as kids the side of the box had slits you cut open and poured the milk right into the box. and then you ate it right out of the box! Looks like a school cafeteria breakfast!
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Originally Posted by roadtriper View Post
Ah, but the Box is the Bowl! don't you remember as kids the side of the box had slits you cut open and poured the milk right into the box. and then you ate it right out of the box! Looks like a school cafeteria breakfast!
I did not know this LOL wouldn't the milk just leak through? Or do you pour it in directly into the plastic inside the box, that the cereal is in?
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Old Oct 3, 21, 3:42 pm
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I did not know this LOL wouldn't the milk just leak through? Or do you pour it in directly into the plastic inside the box, that the cereal is in?
You used the inner bag like this. The bag was perforated with an "H" shape opening too.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/commen..._perforations/
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Originally Posted by _kurt View Post
You used the inner bag like this. The bag was perforated with an "H" shape opening too.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/commen..._perforations/
LOL!!! Very cool
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Old Oct 4, 21, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by lrdpenn View Post
Did AA just plate half a package of the fig bars from the snack basket on the top right?
I think they divided 1 fig bar for the whole cabin.
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Old Oct 6, 21, 8:50 am
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Ah, but the Box is the Bowl! don't you remember as kids the side of the box had slits you cut open and poured the milk right into the box. and then you ate it right out of the box! Looks like a school cafeteria breakfast!
Absolutely remember those! Apple Jacks was my personal go-to.
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Old Oct 6, 21, 1:34 pm
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10/1 AA 3230 LAX-SEA 1100-1413 CRJ7 (Pathetic)

I got a bag of corn nuts. FA gave away most of the snacks to the first two rows leaving me with a choice of corn nuts or Biscoff dog biscuit.
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