January 21, 2015
CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will treat premium-cabin customers on flights within North America to a brand new dining experience beginning Feb. 1, when the airline elevates everything from entrees to desserts and lighter snacks for 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 enjoy 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.
Created by United's team of chefs and inspired by cuisine in the airline's hub cities and other popular North American destinations, United will introduce flavorful new entrees, including cage-free scrambled eggs prepared skillet style with pepper-jack cheese, sauteed pepper mix, sliced New Mexico sausage, potato gratin and fire-roasted pepper sauce; lobster macaroni and cheese with a baked crumb topping and side of broccoli rabe; and chicken and sausage jambalaya with white rice and green onions.
Other changes include:
United will also continue to offer premium-cabin customers Prosecco sparkling wine and - on lunch and dinner flights - the airline's signature warmed nuts.
"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."
A photo of the new chicken and sausage jambalaya is available at http://newsroom.unitedcontinentalholdings.com/foodandbeverages?view=category&mode=gallery.
United will continue to make investments in its customers' in-flight dining. Beginning in March and throughout the rest of this year, the company will:
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SOURCE United Airlines