AA free meals are no more

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I just read in my paper yesterday that starting Feb 1 that AA will not be offering free meals anylonger. If you would like to have these meals, and you are in coach, you will need to purchase a snack or meal for $3-$5, depending on where you are flying. I think that snacks/meals will only be offered for flights longer than 4 hrs and flights to Hawaii.

Personally, I think this is a bad thing. I know that AA made progress in serving non peanut butter snacks (not PA safe, but no PB), and now this just opens the door for everyone to bring aboard their own snacks, and I fear that the long missed bag of peanuts will be making appearances soon.

If anyone flys AA after Feb, please keep us posted as to how they handled this situation, bc I can only assume that once AA does this that United and Delta are soon to follow.

On Feb 2, 2005

I am flying First Class to Hawaii this summer so this should not be a problem. However just as a heads up FC serves warm mixed nuts although I am not a PA. But just to be on the safe side.

On Feb 3, 2005

Corinne,

I'm going to assume that the meal while sitting in coach will need to be purchased when actually booking the trip. Otherwise, they would have to carry all that food for people "just in case" they might want to pay for it? Doesn't make much sense to me if they did it any other way because of the huge amount of wasted food if people didn't buy it.

On Feb 4, 2005

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Originally posted by e-mom: [b]Corinne,

I'm going to assume that the meal while sitting in coach will need to be purchased when actually booking the trip. Otherwise, they would have to carry all that food for people "just in case" they might want to pay for it? Doesn't make much sense to me if they did it any other way because of the huge amount of wasted food if people didn't buy it.

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That is what I am thinking too. However, this also alerts people in advance that they will need either purchase their meal, or bring their own.

Bringing on their own I think would elimate AA or anyother carrier that opts to take on the food purchase program from liablity if someone wants to bring on a PPJ or peanuts.

My husband is flying AA mid month, so I am going to ask him what the process was. When he purchased his tickets last month, they did not ask him if he wanted to buy a meal or not.

On Feb 4, 2005

Ever since 9/11 and the airlines tightening their belts by removing all meals served on the flights, etc. I have noticed that they are serving them again but only in first class.

We have flown a ton of times since then and in the beginning I remember a lot of people bringing food on the airplanes--mainly McDonalds. During the past 1 1/2 years I'd say, I haven't seen many people bringing food onto the planes.

We are flying next month to California by American Airlines. I'll be interested to see if any food is offered. For us, though, it really won't matter.

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