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Food For Thought: American Airlines Announces Food-For-Sale Tests

American Asks Customers to Weigh In On Food-for-Sale Offerings

American Airlines wants to know what pleases the appetites of its Economy Class travelers, so beginning today the airline is conducting buy-on-board food tests of new breakfast, lunch and snack items on domestic flights.

"American Airlines consistently asks our customers about what they prefer, and we enhance our food-for-sale program accordingly," said John Tiliacos, American's Managing Director - Onboard Products. "We are committed to providing the products and services our customers value."

Throughout April, American will conduct three tests of buy-on-board food options.

--  TEST 1:  Available for $5 on all flights three hours or longer and departing before 10 a.m., customers will have the option to purchase breakfast featuring Special K® cereal, 2 percent milk, fruit cup and granola bar. 
--  TEST 2:  Available for $4 on flights departing after 10 a.m., customers will have the option to purchase a snack of raisins, crackers, a cheese wedge and mixed nuts. 
--  TEST 3:  Available for $10 on afternoon transcontinental flights and flights to and from Hawaii -- with the exception of Chicago (ORD) -- Honolulu (HNL) -- customers will have the option to purchase a fresh Boar's Head® premium sandwich and a bag of Miss Vickie's® Original Recipe chips. Rustica chicken and turkey and swiss will be available depending on direction of travel.         
--  A rustica chicken sandwich consisting of sliced Boar's Head® Aroastica chicken breast, topped with Boar's Head® fontina cheese, crisp green leaf lettuce, roma tomato, Hellmann's® mayonnaise and Boar's Head® deli mustard served on fresh wheatberry bread will be available on westbound              transcontinental flights departing from Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR), Washington Dulles (IAD), New York John F. Kennedy (JFK), Miami (MIA), and eastbound Hawaii flights departing from Kahului, Maui (OGG).         
--  A turkey and swiss sandwich consisting of Boar's Head® oven gold breast of turkey, topped with Boar's Head® gold label swiss cheese, crisp green leaf lettuce, roma tomato, Hellmann's® mayonnaise, and Boar's Head® deli mustard served on fresh wheat bread will be available on eastbound              transcontinental flights departing from Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO), as well as westbound flights to Hawaii departing from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW ).

American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, accepts American Express® Cards and all major credit and debit cards for onboard purchases. Receipts are provided to passengers upon request.

Food-for-sale items may vary on American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights.

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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