United Airlines switching up meals on U.S. flights
United Airlines will introduce new meals and snacks to mainline flights within the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and leisure markets in Mexico, add meals to shorter flights, expand mid-continental and transcontinental meal service, and offer customers greater options, the carrier said Wednesday.
The changes take effect Feb. 1, when the airline will elevate everything from entrées to desserts and lighter snacks for its United First and United Business customers.
Additionally, United will expand North America premium-cabin meal service to include flights of at least 800 miles — or as short as two hours and 20 minutes — increasing the number of flights on which customers may have meals. The airline will also offer a greater variety of dining choices.
These changes come as United is making a multi-million-dollar investment in in-flight food service, the company said.
“Our customers tell us they want greater options and fresh, savory dining choices when they fly with us,” said Lynda Coffman, United’s vice president of food services. “With these latest enhancements, we will offer restaurant-quality cuisine that enriches their in-flight experience.”