American Airlines will debut finer dining for first-class customers

American Airlines will offer restaurant-style dining for first-class customers at four airports as the carrier steps up competition for the most-prized travelers.

In addition to creating tableside Flagship Dining, American is expanding its Flagship Lounge program, the airline said. The lounges are sections of the carrier’s Admirals Club locations restricted to people traveling in first class.

The improvements are part of about $1 billion that American is spending to improve its service, including creating Premium Economy class, updating premium meals, resuming free snacks in coach and adding power outlets.

Flagship Dining will debut next year.

Bloomberg News