Have reservations about airplane food? Reserve entrees in advance with American Airlines

Life just got easier for the discerning traveler who doesn’t like surprises. American Airlines has introduced an entree reservation system, allowing business and first class passengers to order their meals in advance.

American Airlines introduces meal reservations

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After booking your premium class ticket, head to the “My Reservations” section of AA.com, where you can browse the menu and order your meal. Reservations can be made up to one month before you fly, and the system closes 24 hours before takeoff.

In-flight dining is often hit and miss, and it’s not uncommon for your preferred meal to be sold out or unavailable. American’s reservation system may appeal to fussy eaters and those with special dietary requirements.

“Our entree reservations program is another example of our desire to personalize the travel experience for our customers in our premium cabin,” said the airline in an official press release.

The reservation system—the first of its kind in the United States—is currently available on American Airlines flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, and also between Dallas-Fort Worth International and New York’s LaGuardia.

If all goes to plan, American will expand the reservation system to all domestic services in the first quarter of 2013, and all international services by the middle of next year.

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