First Class is our premium cabin on flights within the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Enjoy priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling and wider, more comfortable seats with generous legroom.

Dining in First Class

Chicken piccata tray in First Class

When you fly in First Class with US Airways and American Airlines, you'll enjoy a choice of satisfying snacks, fine wine, beer and cocktails.

You'll also dine on fresh meals designed by our consulting chefs on flights between 5 AM and 8 PM. Meals are based on the number of flight miles and time of day. Options may vary slightly on flights operated by US Airways Express and American Eagle.

0 – 699 miles

700 – 999 miles

1,000 – 1,298 miles

1,299+ miles

(under 2 hours)*(2 - 2:45 hours)*(2:45 - 3:30 hours)*(over 3:30 hours)*
All flights: A light snack, such as a fig bar, cookies or pretzelsMost flights: A hearty snack, such as a sandwich or fresh fruitAll flights: Warm mixed nuts, a three-course meal and a warm cookie for dessertMost flights: An appetizer paired with an entrée followed by cake for dessert
Select flights: Warm mixed nuts, a three-course meal and a warm cookie for dessert**Flights over 2,200 miles/4:30 hours: Also includes choice of ice cream or fruit/cheese plate for dessert
Flights between Hawaii and Dallas (DFW) or Chicago (ORD):) Also includes a custom sundae and hearty snacks upon arrival

*Flight times are approximate.
**Select flights include between:

  • Dallas (DFW) and Detroit, Chicago (ORD), Salt Lake City
  • Charlotte or Philadelphia and Minneapolis–Saint Paul
  • New York (JFK) and Orlando
  • Chicago (ORD) and Boston, Washington, DC (DCA), Denver, New York (JFK and LGA), Raleigh Durham
  • Miami and Houston, Port au Prince
  • Fort Lauderdale and Port au Prince

Wine

We've stocked our premium cabins with an award-winning selection of wines.

Two Tone Farm Merlot (California)

The wine offers attractive ripe cherry, coffee, plum, and smoky leather aromas; a hint of fresh green pepper reminds us it’s Merlot. It is soft and round in the mouth, with complements of ripe black cherry and plum, a hint of coffee, mint and chocolate. The lush fruit and fine tannins provide a long finish.

Labrune Chardonnay Vin de France (France)

Aromas of apple and pear with a touch of acacia flowers are followed in the mouth by pineapple and tropical fruits. The wine is round and balanced with hints of sweet citrus.

First Class upgrades

We added First Class to many of our US Airways Express regional jets, so there are more opportunities to upgrade.

Each aircraft has a dedicated First Class cabin and seats with generous legroom and personal space in a 1-2 configuration.

  • 61% of our daily flights offer First Class (the highest of any U.S. airline)
  • 98% of all US Airways flights over 750 miles have First Class

Day-of-departure upgrades*

You can upgrade to First Class on flights within North America beginning 24 hours before departure (if seats are available). The cost is between $50 and $500, depending on the length of your flight.

If seats are open, you'll see the option to upgrade when you check in. If not, you can ask again at the airport or call 800-428-4322/TTY 800-245-2966 or 800-622-1015 (international). Upgrades are sold based on availability.

*Upgrades are only available to customers who have a confirmed, paid ticket (not for stand-by passengers). You'll be given your seat assignment after you pay for your upgrade. GoUpgrades (if available) are available starting 24 hours before departure. GoUpgrades North America upgrades are available at Web Check-in, through Reservations and at the airport.