The United Airlines meal service is getting a revamp for the premium-cabin and United Economy this autumn. United passengers will be offered delicious new chef-inspired dishes on flights throughout North and Latin America.
In collaboration with chefs affiliated with The Trotter Project, United will:
New York/Newark-San Francisco and Los Angeles
United flights will begin offering new premium-cabin lunch and dinner selections from the 25th October with the beginning of premium transcontinental service to Newark Liberty International Airport.
After starting with new appetizers like roasted duck with stone-ground mustard and fig, peppered goat cheese with pumpernickel bread, customers may dine on new salads, such as butternut squash with haricots verts, pumpkin seeds, bleu cheese, cranberries and pickled onions or granny smith apple with shaved fennel and beets.
New entrees will include a flat-iron steak with grilled broccolini, gigande beans and red chimichurri; duck confit ravioli, mushroom ragout, semi-dried tomatoes and sauteed asparagus; and lamb shoulder with sauteed gnocchi, eggplant confit and lamb jus.
United will continue to offer its premium service made-to-order sundaes for dessert, followed by bake-on-board cookies prior to arrival.
North America Premium-Cabin
Beginning on the 1st November the United Airlines meal service will be refreshed with new improved lunch and dinner choices for United First and United Business customers on flights throughout the U.S. and Canada, and to Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America leisure markets.
United-operated flights that currently offer meal service will add new dishes, like Spanish paella, mushroom risotto and seafood cioppino on shorter dinner flights.
The carrier will also expand meals to:
Late-night non-premium service transcontinental flights and service between Hawaii and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver, as well as other late-departing flights of at least five hours and 20 minutes, will offer hearty sandwiches after takeoff, such as a pretzel burger with bleu cheese dressing, arugula and pickled onions, followed by warmed pastries before arrival.
United will continue to provide premium-cabin customers prosecco sparkling wine and – on lunch and dinner flights – the airline’s signature warm nuts and a variety of desserts, including ice cream, sorbet and bake-on-board cookies.
United Express two-cabin regional jet service will also offer new premium-cabin lunch, dinner and snacks and expanded lunch meal service to flights longer than three hours.
United Economy Dining
In addition, United Economy customers can also savor new items from teh 1st November, when the airline refreshes its Choice Menu Bistro on Board fresh food for purchase in United Economy on most flights within North America, to Central America and northern South America and between Honolulu and Guam, departing before 8 p.m. and scheduled longer than three-and-a-half hours.
Menu selections will include a Southwestern bistro scramble for breakfast and, for lunch and dinner, a rustic Italian sandwich and a French country-style bowl with slow-cooked beef, roasted carrots, onions, parsnips and steamed white rice.
“Our new dishes and expanded service are the latest steps in our drive to offer restaurant-quality choices to more of our customers,” said Jimmy Samartzis, United’s vice president of food services and United Clubs. “We continue to upgrade our meals with new bold flavors and seasonal ingredients to create a more enjoyable experience for travelers in flight and in airports we serve worldwide.”
Additional Dining Investments
United Airlines meal upgrades are part of the airline’s ongoing investment in its customers’ travel experience. This autumn, the airline will also:
Meanwhile, this month the airline launched an all-new, seasonal menu at United Club locations at the carrier’s mainland U.S. hubs. The complimentary menu includes fresh zucchini, yellow squash and cherry tomatoes as well as hearty corn chowder and Tuscan-style white bean and chicken soup. Guests will also be able to select from a variety of salads, including a Texas caviar bean salad and kale and spinach salads.
United will complete the roll out of new fresh and healthy menus at United Club locations worldwide and plans to rotate club menu selections seasonally to consistently offer passengers new options.