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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by BenjaminNYC, Feb 14, 2011.
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The 2 hour and less lunch on CO has been the cheeseburger lately. It's being done better now, both of mine this past weekend did not require a fork and knife to consume.
It would be really nice if United introduced some variety back to the domestic F meals. They are getting really, really boring.
While I would generally agree with this, the "Thai chicken" dinner UA has been serving domestically for the past couple months has been excellent, and they can keep that one on board indefinitely, as far as I'm concerned.
I think CO is cheaping ut on the EWR-<Florida> runs. A 7pm flight EWR-FLL gets a cold plate. 8:50pm EWR-FLL gets pretzels. :td:
Honestly, after the appalling "snack" we were served on Alaska in F (an ice-cold pile of chopped tomatoes with an ice-cold slice of mozzarella on top and two croutons, on a 3+ hour flight, in the dead of winter!), United's snacks are looking pretty good.
In the past couple of weeks, on 3.5-4 hour flights in the afternoon, I've had a turkey sandwich with soup and chips, and a curried turkey salad wrap with soup and breadsticks. Plus a hot chocolate chip cookie. Yes, the soup is always minestrone, but luckily I like it, and at least it's hot food. Both snacks were certainly substantial enough to work as a lunch.
UA was (is?) serving a salmon dish with potatoes and salad on the Hawaii flights -- not that bad, and certainly a step up from the Mahi-Mahi they were serving back in December.
Been like that for a long time EWR - FL.
5p LGA - IAH last week: choice of Shrimp stir-fry or mushroom ravioli. Soup was the Southwest chowder. Cheesecake for desert. I had a soup and salad and had supper in IAH.
ABQ - DEN last week. Choice was a scone or nothing. I chose the nothing.
DEN - LGA last week. I was #16 for the UDU/EUA so I ate Quiznos.
Indeed. Let's get some variety
6th r/t from Chicago to the west coast this year completed today.
Mon Feb 14th: UA330 SAN-ORD. Breakfast, two options. Cereal and fruit or eggs with sausages etc. Same breakfast every time. Fruit plate with the cereal got bigger a while back, which is good.
Fri Feb 11th: UA929 ORD-SEA, same stinking cheese stuffed chicken with cous cous or vegetarian Ravioli as on every other dinner flight since before xmas.
How about: chicken or beaf???
I noticed an anomaly with UA's upgradee meals now on the P.S. redeyes. The typical redeye now gets a choice of two (2) items -- sandwich and soup or cold pasta with chicken and soup.
P.S. Redeye, however, hasn't been changed. They used to have an improved meal service over the prior redeye cheese plate, but now it seems that the formerly "improved" meal is now less than what the typical redeye gets.
On Friday night's SFO-JFK, there were two small finger sandwiches, grapes, and cheese. I would have much preferred the new UA regular redeye "snack."
ps breakfast menu
French toast breakfast
ps chili bowl
Pat89339, thanks for the pictures! This thread was worthless without them.
Two version of the asian stir fry served between SFO/LAX-HNL:
Mongolian shredded chicken with asian noodles:
Beef with shiitake mushroom and mango chili stir fry:
The sodium level in both of these dishes is off the chart! Beware!
Wow. I guess that answers the question re p.s. F meal quality. I really can't believe they serve that for a $2500 one-way coupon.
Rah rah, we're the best!
Wait a second...
I'm sure this can all be chalked up to $mi$ek getting his greedy little fingers on the UA food budget and making sure more cash goes to the evil globe.
That's the real scary part. I suppose the hard product trumps the soft product in terms of purchasing decisions.
I thought P.S. meal quality was going downhill before $misek.
Yes & No. I mean, of course hard product is important when purchasing, but for $2500 one way, that doesn't mean soft product should be ignored.
I have to admit though, the best transcon I ever had was when I picked up some charcuterie in Napa (from here: http://fattedcalf.com/) before driving down to SFO and boarding. Yes, the TSA gave me sh*t about my triple cream brie being a liquid. (I won) And yes, it was a hassle to haul it all down to the airport. But on board it was GREAT. I asked the FA for linens, plates & napkins. I got very jealous looks from the other pax around me.
So, the question is, why can't UA spend $30 on an awesome meal?
I've done likewise with Burger King, and got similar looks.
I would doubt you get a jealous look... I can see how you might be prone to misinterpretation of the disgusted look.
To be fair, it'd be just as nutritious.
The meal I had flying Araiana Afghan Airlines (FG) from KBL - SHJ resembled a neat row of dog excrement. I have the photo at home somewhere. I will post it here when I dig it up. It was the first photo I ever took of an airline meal
:UA: and :BJ: ;-)