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AA donates 63K breakfast bags to Chicago families in need

Old Apr 2, 20, 10:00 pm
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AA donates 63K breakfast bags to Chicago families in need

Coronavirus Chicago: American Airlines donates more than 63K breakfast bags to Greater Chicago Food Depository for families in need
ABC7, Chicago, 2 April 2020 — link

“American Airlines is donating its' popular inflight breakfast bags to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help those in need amid the COVID-19 crisis.

More than 1,000 cases of breakfast bags will be delivered to the food depository by Thursday to be further distributed to Chicago communities, an American Airlines statement said.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository will distribute the breakfast bags through their partner agencies that are currently open and feeding those in need.”

from the article



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Old Apr 2, 20, 10:29 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
its popular inflight breakfast bags
I wasn't aware of these. I guess these are given out in coach on international or something?

Evidently each bag has "yogurt, granola and a fig bar" (non-Apple news link)
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Old Apr 2, 20, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by platbrownguy View Post
I wasn't aware of these. I guess these are given out in coach on international or something?

Evidently each bag has "yogurt, granola and a fig bar" (non-Apple news link)
That makes two of us.
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Old Apr 3, 20, 2:29 am
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Popular might be a strong word....nice move nevertheless
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Glad AA did that... but what breakfast bags are we talking about.. the ones they use to have in the 90's?
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Old Apr 3, 20, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by fotographer View Post
Glad AA did that... but what breakfast bags are we talking about.. the ones they use to have in the 90's?
There's a picture in the link provided in the first post, and as others speculated, it appears that they are handed out to economy passengers on long haul flights. I'm assuming that they had already ordered (and possibly paid for) these through their inflight vendor, so they are donating them rather than they go to waste.
https://abc7chicago.com/society/aa-d...id-19/6070523/
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Old Apr 3, 20, 6:51 am
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Possibly they have a shortish remaining expiry date so yes best donate them than have to toss them.
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Old Apr 3, 20, 8:12 am
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Gotta build up some public goodwill to secure that next round of bailout cash.
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Originally Posted by cmd320 View Post
Gotta build up some public goodwill to secure that next round of bailout cash.
Maybe but this was more about getting rid of some yogurt before it spoiled.
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Old Apr 3, 20, 9:25 am
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Glad AA did that... but what breakfast bags are we talking about.. the ones they use to have in the 90's?
They've tapped the Strategic Bistro Bag Reserve. Trying times.
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They've tapped the Strategic Bistro Bag Reserve. Trying times.
ROFLMAO! I think you win the interthingy for the day.
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Old Apr 3, 20, 10:43 am
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Are these pre-arrival meals for eastbound TATL flights?
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Yes, these are pre-arrival meals for TATL flights. Being catered in Chicago these would be for eastbound (breakfast) but I believe I got something similar on westbound economy for a pre-arrival meal. I believe it was seen as a "downgrade" when they introduced these, I guess because it was served in a bag rather than on a tray. However, I found the yogurt and granola bars to be at least as high-quality, food-wise, as what they were serving before, despite the cheaper presentation.
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They've tapped the Strategic Bistro Bag Reserve.
Nice!
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Give em a break. Whatever the reason a lot of hungry people will get some substance.
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