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American Airlines Spices Up Its Menus, Introduces New Selections

Rotation of Menus Offers Premium Travelers Variety Throughout the Year

American Airlines is spicing up its menus with tasty, new offerings as part of the airline's effort to enhance the onboard experience and give customers the choices they value. Six different menus will rotate throughout the year, resulting in a wide array of delicious meals offered onboard for First and Business Class customers.

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"American is pleased to introduce new, culinary options to complement our premium class services," said John Tiliacos, American's Managing Director - Onboard Products. "We are committed to providing an unparalleled traveling experience for our customers and dining is a key component of that experience."

The program, which American began implementing in November 2007, includes new rotations of entrees incorporating a multitude of flavors. New, mouth-watering dishes are as follows:

--  On flights to and from Europe
-- rosemary-scented shrimp drizzled with garlic sauce served with lemon rice and artichokes (also offered on Asia routes) and chicken Thai curry served atop a bed of jasmine rice 
--  On Asia flights
-- beef filet enhanced by a ratatouille sauce and served with cauliflower gratin and mixed vegetables 

--  On flights to and from Latin America
-- seafood brodetto and braised lamb with mixed vegetables 

--  On Hawaii flights
-- macadamia nut chicken with pineapple papaya marmalade 

--  On transcontinental flights
-- crepes filled with scrambled eggs, salmon and chives, served with roasted mushrooms, tomatoes and sausage; grilled salmon with lemon caper sauce served over orzo with a side of grilled root vegetables; flat iron steak topped with a rich sauce of mushrooms and pearl onions served with broccolini; and hot open-faced roast beef sandwich with havarti cheese and balsamic onions 

--  On domestic flights
-- grilled barbecue chicken salad garnished with bleu cheese and spicy pecans; orange sauce chicken with rice and snap peas; artichoke mezzaluna pasta; and chicken teriyaki with bok choy rice.

Menu items are rotated throughout the year to provide American's customers variety and to coincide with seasonal freshness. Entree selections are made by taking into consideration the flavors and delicacies of the regions that the flight serves.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 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 over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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