Over the last year, American Airlines has been rolling out enhancements to the inflight experience they offer premium cabin passengers on flights to and from Europe, Asia, and South America.

Some of the improvements: new amenity kits, new pajamas, turn down service with new duvets and pillows.  Now they’re upgrading their inflight dining service with completely new meals and tableware:

Look forward to an elevated premium experience when you fly with us. When traveling in First or Business Class, you’ll enjoy more personalized service and an expanded selection of menu options served on modern china with new flatware – just one more way we’re upgrading your experience.

When traveling in First Class, you can unwind with a mimosa upon boarding, and then pair your meal with a sampling of our award-winning wines; specially selected by our wine consultant, Ken Chase. And for an extra touch, you’ll also be hand-delivered amuse bouche prior to enjoying your selections from the menu.

There’s also a new pasta option “that allows you to select from several fresh ingredients to customize your pasta just the way you like it”.

My friend Will was traveling from South America over the weekend and took a few photos of American’s new Business Class meal service. He told that me I could share them on the blog. Thanks Will!

Menu cover
menu cover


Menu inside
menu open


Salad and salmon starter
Salad and salmon


“Calamari, shrimp and whitefish simmered in tomato coulis, offered with polenta.”
Calamari shrimp whitefish and polenta


Light Meal
Beef and Manioc Timbale
“Accompanied by Parmesan cheese and campanha sauce.”
Beef and Manioc Timbale snack


Will gave both the service and the meal a great review. Has anyone else tried it yet?

(Update: See the photos that Chris shared in the comments section below.  He’s got a photo of the new Business Class amenity kit and an appetizer featuring some bAAcon!)

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  • blueline7 said,

    Please post the pics of the improved meals. 😉 lol

  • mangoMan said,

    Looks like they’re still using those dinky wine glasses. They really should upgrade those.

  • Tony said,

    @mangoman don’t they usually use much larger glasses for the international service?

  • Chris said,

    We flew MIA/EZE this past Sunday in business class and enjoyed the new dining service and amenity kits. This is a picture of the new amenity kit: http://t.co/kepNaOI8 – this is the menu: http://t.co/u5KrJ0EV and this was my starter, a bacon wrapped scallop: http://t.co/mvsEeCYD – I don’t know if first class received the same amenity kits as us or if they got the new iPad sleeve-style kits.

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Chris – Thanks for the review and for sharing your photos! I’m impressed with the bacon wrapped scallop, it looks tasty. :-)

  • BO said,

    finally no more pizza on arrival. I really hated that.

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ blueline7 – I said “new” 😉

    Actually, it’s looks pretty good. I especially like the chocolates.

  • TheBeerHunter said,

    If that’s the way the salmon starter is *supposed* to be plated — gosh, that’s awful.

  • mangoMan said,

    @Tony: doesn’t look like it from the pictures. This was international J, but I do vaguely remember reading something about AA introducing better glasses in international F.

  • W Brian Duncan (AKA IPBrian) said,

    Well its good to see a vegetarian option on the menu! WAHOO! Food for Brian next year!

  • Drew said,

    Awe! If only we could back to when AA had “Dining in the Sky” with pivoting seats and a table with linens, and to a time when passengers could freely navigate the cabin and ascend to the upper deck of a 747 to sit bar side with a favorite cocktail.

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Drew – I missed out on that….sometimes I think I was born twenty years too late!

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