Beginning next year, American Airlines will serve pre-flight meals
with full tableside service in Flagship Lounges.
The complimentary service, called Flagship Dining, will be available to first-class customers on long-haul flights out of
American's hubs at New York Kennedy, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and Los Angeles.
“Flagship Dining is something no other U.S. carrier has offered,
and this separates us from the competition,” said American's chief marketing officer,
Andrew Nocella. “It makes American a clear
choice for the customers who expect a refined, personal touch when they fly.”
Flagship Dining will debut at Kennedy in early 2017. Meals,
curated by a New York-based executive chef, will be available to first-class
passengers on three-class transcontinental and international flights. The
service is scheduled to be rolled out later in 2017 in Miami, Dallas and Los
American also said that it will expand and upgrade
its Flagship Lounge locations at Kennedy, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix,
Philadelphia and Miami airports. Upon their openings, beginning in 2017, the remodeled
lounges will have more modern furnishings, extra space, more power outlets and
additional food offerings.
The lounges will be open to first- and business-class
passengers flying on transoceanic and transcontinental routes as well as to the
further reaches of South America.
The remodeled Flagship Lounges will open first in Dallas, Miami