Aviation American bringing back free snacks, too By Robert Silk / February 01, 2016 Share 1 -- American Airlines will implement free snack service in economy on all domestic flights by April, the carrier said Monday.The announcement comes on the same day that competitor United Airlines began its own free snack service on all flights within the U.S. and to Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. On American, customers traveling on flights that depart prior to 9:45 a.m. will be served Biscoff cookies. Passengers on later flights will have a choice between pretzels and Biscoff cookies, with the offerings rotating on a seasonal basis. Though the resumption of free snack service is a couple months away for most domestic American flights, it will begin this month on transcontinental routes connecting Miami and Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, and New York and Los Angeles. The free snack service by United and American means that the four primary U.S. airlines now once again offer the service. Delta never got rid of free snacks, and offers Biscoff cookies and other items on all flights longer than 900 miles. Southwest offers complimentary peanuts and pretzels on all flights. United and American dropped the complimentary service during the lean years that followed 9/11. Their resumption comes as both airlines are turning record profits, and as they face bottom-end pressure from growing ultra-low-cost airlines Spirit and Frontier. American also announced other customer-service enhancements on Monday, including an expansion of its movie, television and music selections on domestic flights equipped with in-seat entertainment. Such flights will now offer up to 40 movies, 60 television shows and 300 music albums. In addition, beginning in March, American will upgrade the amenity kits it provides to first- and business-class passengers on long-haul international flights. For example, all kits will contain a custom bag designed by Cole Haan. "We want customers to choose American every time they fly," Fernand Fernandez, American's vice president of global marketing, said Monday. "We are giving our customer more choices to enhance their personal flying experience by offering new service and new entertainment options in all cabins."