Flying on American Airlines?

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Peanuts and other nut allergies

American recognizes that some passengers are allergic to peanut and other tree nuts. Although we do not serve peanuts, we do serve other nut products (such as warmed nuts) and there may be trace elements of unspecified nut ingredient, including peanut oils, in meals and snacks. Requests that we not serve any particular foods, including tree nuts, on our flights cannot be granted. We are not able to provide nut "buffer zones," nor are we able to allow passengers to pre-board to wipe down seats and tray tables. Our planes are cleaned regularly, but these cleanings are not designed to ensure the removal of nut allergens, nor are our air filtration systems designed to remove nut allergens. Additionally, other customers may choose to bring peanuts or other tree nuts on board. Therefore, we are unable to guarantee that customers will not be exposed to peanuts or other tree nuts during flight, and we strongly encourage customers to take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure.

Special meals

Special meals are only available on transatlantic flights and must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.

Types of special meals available

  • Asian vegetarian
  • Bland
  • Diabetic
  • Hindu
  • Lacto-ovo
  • Low fat/low cholesterol
  • Moslem
  • Vegan
  • Baby
  • Children's
  • Gluten free
  • Kosher
  • Low calorie
  • Low sodium
  • Non-lactose

EU allergen policy

Allergen information is available onboard flights departing EU countries.