American Airlines elevates the summer inflight travel experience

by James Wilkinson

American Airlines is elevating the onboard summer travel experience, which the carrier says will deliver a consistent and connected inflight experience for all customers this travel season.

“Our customers are the inspiration behind everything we do, and American is committed to consistently deliver a world-class experience for them,” said American Airlines’ Vice President of Customer Experience, Kim Cisek.

“We know customers want a convenient travel experience throughout their journey on American and to arrive at their destination satisfied and ready to explore — a focus we keep in mind when refreshing and creating new experiences for them to enjoy on the ground and in the skies.”

Cisek said when customers board an American flight this summer, they can expect to see new offerings, including a selection of new inflight meals and snacks every foodie will enjoy, WiFi connectivity updates for passengers looking to stay connected, and new entertainment options to stream while in flight.

With chef-curated menu options in premium cabins and choices for the indulgent or health-conscious traveler in Main Cabin, there is something for everyone to enjoy on American flights this summer, according to the carrier.

Customers flying on transcontinental American Flagship service flights have a new premium entrée to choose from with American’s new Plant-Based Bulgogi Noodle Bowl.

The entrée comes with yakisoba noodles, stir fry vegetables and plant-based beef crumbles — offering a new meal option that is both nourishing and delicious.

Customers flying in premium cabins to Europe from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport this summer can enjoy dishes from Avli on the Park, a Michelin 2023 honoree Greek restaurant based in Chicago.

From a Greek Beef Orzo Stew to a Kagiana Egg Scramble for breakfast, American worked closely with Avli on the Park to bring a new summer dining experience to the skies while flying nonstop to six different destinations in Europe: Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, London, Paris and Rome.

To give American’s Buy on Board program a summer refresh, a Fruit and Cheese Plate and Breakfast Bag begins flying in the Main Cabin this month.

The Fruit and Cheese Plate features cheese, grapes and chocolate for a perfectly balanced taste experience while the Breakfast Bag has a healthy and delicious combination of yogurt, granola and a fig bar.

The new items are available for purchase on flights (1,300 miles or more) that depart between 9:46am and 9:00pm and between 5:00am and 9:45am, respectively.