How American Airlines Takes Meal Orders in First/Business

American Airlines 720x360 (from Unsplash)As I wrote in my recent story on my quick trip to Philadelphia: On American Airlines in first or business class, flight attendants take meal orders on odd-numbered flight numbers from back to front, and front to back on even-numbered flights. If you’re a picky eater, remember this or better yet pre-order your meal choice online between 24 hours and 30 days in advance.

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Related: How I Avoided American Airlines’ $200 Change Fee



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3 Comments on "How American Airlines Takes Meal Orders in First/Business"

  1. Marlo Faulkner | April 3, 2017 at 11:46 am | Reply

    Just flew American first class Phoenix to Spokane: 2 1/2 hours at dinner time. Food service: a cup of mixed nuts.
    Last time on American!

  2. The got rid of FEBO a couple years ago. It’s now as follows:

    When an aircraft flight involves a change of time zones, take meal preferences:

    Eastbound: from forward / front to aft /back
    Westbound: from aft to forward

    If the flight does not involve a change of any time zones, take meal preferences:

    Southbound: from forward to aft
    Northbound: from aft to forward

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