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Full Beverage + BoB Food Service Coming Back to Domestic Economy Passengers

Old Apr 19, 2021, 7:39 pm
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American Reintroduces Beverage Service as Customers Return to the Skies


Starting May 1, American Airlines will reintroduce full beverage service in all domestic premium cabins.
Starting June 1, beverage service, including canned drinks, juice and water, will begin in the main cabin.

Domestic Premium Cabin

  • Beginning May 1: Full complimentary beverage service, including alcohol, canned drinks, juice and water.

Domestic Main Cabin

  • Beverage service is currently provided on flights longer than 2,200 miles (approximately four hours or more).
  • Beginning June 1: Complimentary beverage service, including canned drinks, juice and water.
  • Later this summer: Full main cabin beverage service, including alcoholic beverage options, along with Americans popular buy-on-board food program.
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Full Beverage + BoB Food Service Coming Back to Domestic Economy Passengers

Old Apr 19, 2021, 4:19 pm
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Full Beverage + BoB Food Service Coming Back to Domestic Economy Passengers

One Mile at a Time is reporting that AA is bringing back full BOB food and beverage service in economy! https://onemileatatime.com/american-...m=BoardingArea
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 4:31 pm
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Awesome.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 4:52 pm
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This is forward looking and not effective immediately. With the re-launch coming over two months from now that assumption is probably that U.S. covid statistics will be much improved by then with a large percentage of flyers vaccinated.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 5:03 pm
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Damn, of course not in time for my flight to Florida this weekend, but glad to see it coming back. Absolutely no reason not to have it.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 5:10 pm
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I would think any covid-risk from in flight beverage service would be minimal since flight attendants can wear gloves and everyone wears masks.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by ksweeney
I would think any covid-risk from in flight beverage service would be minimal since flight attendants can wear gloves and everyone wears masks.
And they currently give you water and people can bring their own food/drink.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 5:18 pm
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Return of Onboard Service


Since October of 2020, American has approached APFA to discuss a return of onboard service in the domestic premium and economy cabins. Since October, your APFA Leadership has consistently stated to American that we should not add additional customer touchpoints as worldwide cases of COVID-19 continue to fluctuate.

As vaccines become more widely available, more service in both cabins will return, starting with our domestic premium cabins. Beginning May 1, 2021, a traditional beverage service will return to domestic first class cabins. Domestic pre-departure services and hot first class meals are not yet slated to return.

Effective June 1, 2021, a beverage offering focusing on fewer touchpoints will be available in domestic main cabins, along with an accompaniment. Served from the beverage cart, Flight Attendants will hand the customer a can stacked with a napkin and a cup. Alcohol will not yet be available in either Main Cabin Extra or Main Cabin.

In order for all Flight Attendants to provide a consistent service, we have asked American to ensure that the new service procedure information is easy to find.

While we recognize the need for American to offer an onboard service that is comparable to our competitors, APFA continues to focus on limiting customer touchpoints as much as possible.

Maintaining a safe cabin environment for both Flight Attendants and customers will remain our number one priority.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 5:51 pm
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While we recognize the need for American to offer an onboard service that is comparable to our competitors, APFA continues to focus on limiting customer touchpoints everything other than chatting and playing Candy Crush in the galley as much as possible.
Fixed.
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Can we assume normal J and F services will resume....PDB, warmed nuts, good bread etc?
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Do EXPs still get free food items/drinks?

Alcohol not returning to MCE/Economy.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Always Flyin
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Lame. So, it's largely what we have now.
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Originally Posted by Antarius
Lame. So, it's largely what we have now.
Not clear, but perhaps glassware in F versus the current plastic?
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 6:36 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian
Can we assume normal J and F services will resume....PDB, warmed nuts, good bread etc?
No. Currently the only announced changes to domestic premium product is the cold meal boxes on the longer transcon but non-Flagship routes.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by ksweeney
I would think any covid-risk from in flight beverage service would be minimal since flight attendants can wear gloves and everyone wears masks.
You would think so, since they're so concerned with the face diapers, they must work.

Nothing about an airline (or Cov19) makes any logical sense whatsoever.
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Old Apr 19, 2021, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by bchandler02
You would think so, since they're so concerned with the face diapers, they must work.

Nothing about an airline (or Cov19) makes any logical sense whatsoever.
At the risk of going further off topic, the viability and usefulness of masks is driven by the CDC and other qualified virologists, not by anyone in the airline industry.
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