American Airlines to test new food items

/ Source: The Associated Press

American Airlines said Monday it will test new light meals, snacks and beverages for sale in coach cabins in the next two months.

The airline said it would test three $5 sandwiches, four snack and beverage items for $3 each, and $10 fresh items including a fruit and cheese plate and antipasto platter.

Each item will be tested for about a week on selected routes.

Airlines once routinely provided free food in coach cabins, but many eliminated the service on domestic routes to save money. American has been selling food in coach since early 2005.