The state of home air journey lacks so many perks that we’re now highlighting the return of once-free (and all the time derided) airplane meals. 

American Airways mentioned Tuesday that it might deliver again free meals in economic system class on some coast-to-coast flights starting Could 1. The information comes on the heels of Delta making a similar announcement final month, launching complimentary main-cabin meals in March.

American Airways mentioned free meals will likely be offered on flights between Los Angeles Worldwide Airport and New York’s JFK Airport. Meals can even be complimentary on flights between San Francisco and JFK.

Relying on the time of day, passengers will select from a continental breakfast field, a sandwich/wrap or a fruit-and-cheese plate. A vegetarian choice can even be obtainable. By the appears of it, it appears as if airplane meals has gotten a slight improve within the years because it left economic system.

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What could possibly be in that wrap sandwich field? Milano cookies and Lay’s potato chips.

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A continental breakfast field might embrace Chobani yogurt and one thing to do for 20 minutes.

The airline nonetheless plans to have meals obtainable to buy. “A few of our greatest prospects fly our trans-continental routes, and we wish to give them a top-notch onboard expertise,” American Airways Vice President Fernand Fernandez said in a press release. “Offering complimentary meals within the Principal Cabin is yet one more step we’re taking to boost our service on this aggressive market.”

The meals will likely be served on American’s A321T fleet, which is the plane that has lie-flat seats in first and enterprise courses. Prospects can use websites like and to find out which aircraft they are going to be flying in. 

The free meal seemingly comes as an actual perk to prospects in American Airlines’ no-frills “basic economy” seats. They will be the final to board the aircraft and never allowed overhead bin area, however a minimum of they’ll get to eat.