Good news for United Airlines passengers! The airline has announced that it decided to bring back free snacks onboard in United Economy during its daily flights within North America and Latin America by February 2016.
This is not to say that passengers would have to wait long to try one of the airline’s complimentary meals. In fact, United Airlines also announced earlier in the month that is has started serving complimentary meals to United Economy customers taking flights between U.S. and Bogota, Colombia as well as U.S. and Quito, Ecuador. At the same time, passengers on United Economy flying the said routes as well as other Latin America routes and select Asia destinations also get served free wine and beer.
According to United Airlines Vice President of Food Services and United Clubs Jimmy Samartzis, they have decided to bring back complimentary snacks onboard the airline as a “nod” to its global presence. He further explains, “They also add that extra level of service our employees will be proud to deliver and will make a big difference for our customers.”
In case you are lost as to exactly what kind of complimentary snacks you can expect, be at peace to know that you may have some stroopwafels for a flight that leaves before 9:45 am. These are crunchy Dutch waffle cookies filled with caramel. And if you find yourself on a United flight taking off after 9:45 a.m., you will be served an Asian-style snack mix of sesame sticks, rice crackers and wasabi peas or a zesty-ranch snack mix of mini pretzel sticks, ranch soy nuts and Cajun corn sticks. Moreover, passengers get to enjoy these sweet or savory snacks with either tea or coffee. And as far as coffee goes, United Airlines has partnered with illycaffe so that all its flights serve complimentary illy coffee now.
Those flying between the U.S. and Bogota or U.S. and Quito also get to enjoy hot ham, egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast or some fresh fruit and a muffin. And for lunch and dinner, passengers will also be served some featured entrees such as the pan-roasted chicken breast with herbs and porcini cream sauce, paired with Carolina grits, and served with an artisan dinner roll. Moreover, this can be enjoyed with some complimentary wine and beer.
And in case you still get hungry, United says passengers will have the option to purchase its premium snacks in flight.