American Airlines Is the Latest Carrier to Bring Back Free Snacks in Coach

02/02/2016 at 12:02 PM ET

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American Airlines is bringing snacking back.

After United Airlines announced the return of complimentary snacks, and JetBlue unveiled a total revamp in coach cabins, American Airlines is willing to compete with their own freebie news.

RELATED: JetBlue Is Upgrading Their Planes to Feel More Like Your Living Room

The airline—which had stopped offering free snacks in the main cabin in 2003—is handing out a choice of free Biscoff cookies or pretzels in their main cabin starting with transcontinental flights this month and on all other domestic flights by April. They will also roll out complimentary meal service on all flights between Hawaii and Dallas beginning in May.

The company added 40 movies, 60 TV shows and 300 music albums to their free inflight entertainment options.

Happy flight, happy life: we’re working to make your travel experience even better in every cabin. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/AAElevate

Posted by American Airlines on Monday, February 1, 2016

“We want customers to choose American every time they fly,” AA’s vice president of global marketing Fernand Fernandez said in a statement. “We are giving our customer more choices to enhance their personal flying experience by offering new service and new entertainment options in all cabins.”

RELATED: United Airlines Is Bringing Back Free Snacks for Passengers in Coach

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Sue on

Good! For those ridiculous airfares, we should get something other than a flight!

unitedairblog on

You are absolutely right but not all the airlines are expensive. Check your flight fare before you give go ahead to some one on 1-844-331-3222
All the nest

Chris on

Snacks don’t make up for the average increasingly obese Americans in cattle class.

Francine on

Sopeaking of airplanes, I read a very interesting articled yesterday that speaks of a few truths of airline travel.

The bottom line is, don’t ever, ever, ever drink or ingest water provided to you on the plane *unless* it comes in a sealed bottle or can. Including ice cubes. The water system on an airplane is very, very dirty. I got nauseated just reading the article.

Angelo on

The warm cookies and unopened beverages on Frontier are still better.

unitedairblog on

Check your flight fare before you give go ahead to some one on 1-844-331-3222

Guest on

Interesting. Southwest has always had complimentary snacks. And two bags still fly for free! And they have had free TV for a long time. So how is this innovative?

CC on

Are we supposed to be pleased with this!? Are we supposed to jump for joy that we can choose between a tiny pack of pretzels or cookies after paying outrageous money for our tickets and checked baggage!? U.S. airlines have been ripping off their travelers for years. It’s almost criminal.