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American Airlines ends meal service on short flights
American Airlines ends meal service on short flights

Don't get on a short American Airlines flight on an empty stomach. The Texas-based carrier will stop serving free meals to first- and business-class passengers on flights shorter than two hours and 45 minutes, beginning Sept. 1. American Airlines now serves full meals on flights longer than two hours. The change is part of American Airlines' plans to merge with US Airways and adopt consistent policies. US Airways previously had only served full meals on flights longer than three hours and 30 minutes. In April, US Airways reduced that time to two hours and 45 minutes. The airlines will continue to serve snacks such as fig bars, pretzels, fruit and cookies on shorter flights....

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