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American Airlines Enhances Inflight Service Between U.S. and Tokyo

American Reunites with Culinary Talent, Sam Choy, to Refresh Inflight Menu

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beginning today, American Airlines First and Business Class customers traveling to and from Tokyo can savor a new, enhanced menu that artfully blends the deep traditions of Japanese cuisine with the flavors of Western fare.

Sam Choy, celebrity consulting chef for American, has created new Asian-fusion entrees to augment the American Airlines premium cabin inflight experience.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to utilize Chef Choy's award-winning culinary expertise for our Japanese menu," said Lauri Curtis, American's Vice President - Onboard Service. "Our refreshed menu, the traditional Japanese amenities offered inflight, and American's premium class seats combine to provide our customers with a premier travel experience."

New, signature dishes from Chef Choy featured on American's premium class menus will include:

  • Edamame Hummus with Pita Chips - roasted garlic edamame hummus with pita chips
  • Gingered Scallops with Lobster Sauce - ginger-marinated scallops with lobster sauce served over penne pasta with sauteed carrots, red peppers, and zucchini
  • Grilled Beef Filet with Mushroom Medley - grilled filet of beef accented by a mushroom truffleyaki sauce served with mushroom bread pudding, sauteed broccoli, carrots, and red peppers
  • Hibachi Miso Chicken - hibachi miso-marinated chicken breast served with brown fried rice with bacon, sauteed broccoli and carrots
  • Pulehu Filet with Shiitake Mushroom Cream Sauce - grilled filet of beef paired with a shiitake mushroom cream sauce served with spinach and corn mashed potatoes and sauteed seasonal vegetables
  • Tahitian Crabmeat Soup - a hearty, creamy soup with coconut milk, spinach and crabmeat
  • Teriyaki Filet with Braised Pineapple - grilled filet of beef complemented by a braised-pineapple teriyaki sauce served with Japanese rice and grilled asparagus
  • Wok BBQ Shrimp - barbeque shrimp accented by spicy, papaya-pineapple chutney, paired with fried brown rice with bacon, shimeji mushrooms and mixed-vegetable ratatouille
  • Wasabi-Crusted Salmon - wasabi-crusted salmon topped with a sweet papaya-pineapple marmalade, paired with Dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal, sauteed vegetables

American offers its First and Business Class customers traveling to and from Tokyo traditional Japanese meals inflight upon request. To ensure that a Japanese meal is available, customers must pre-order this selection at least 24 hours prior to their flight. For more information on American's Japanese meals, please visit www.aa.com/specialmeals.

In addition to Chef Choy's new menu options, American offers familiar Japanese elements on flights to and from Tokyo. Sake, traditional Japanese slippers and Japanese newspapers Asahi Shimbun and Nikkei, as well as Asian editions of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today are available for customers to enjoy inflight.

For Tokyo flights, American operates Boeing 777 aircraft, which boasts one of the most comfortable and popular First Class seats in the industry, the Flagship Suite. Each Flagship Suite transforms into a fully flat six-foot, six-inch bed with drop-down armrests that allow for easier access and more sleeping space. Each suite also features privacy dividers, power ports, leather headrests, two large tray tables, a swivel seat and a host of other comforts.

American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld(®) Alliance, offers regularly scheduled service between Tokyo Narita (NRT) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), and New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK). To book travel, please visit www.aa.com.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(®) serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com(®), provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(®) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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