American Airlines is considering the possibility of selling cheap flights to Europe. The flights would be of the no frills variety to keep the costs down.
The “basic economy” seats probably would not include a checked bag or any food or drink. This type of transatlantic flight option has proved popular with travelers despite being a little less convenient than a more expensive ticket.
Other budget airlines like WOW Air and Norwegian Air have had a lot of success with the model.
Currently American is still offering one checked bag with all seat flight options but it is unknown whether they will be able to keep that up. For long flights, passengers are encouraged to bring aboard their own meal and snacks for the journey.