New long haul meals for economy?

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  1. trobb49

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    I received my monthly MP email statement which featured this 'news':
    Savor your flight experience
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    Now enjoy multi-course dining and complimentary beer and wine on select long-haul international flights.​

    However the "Learn more" link just took me to information about Economy service in general, rather than further information about the long haul menu. Is there anything new here?

    http://www.united.com/web/en-us/content/travel/inflight/economy/dining.aspx
     
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  2. Newscience

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    FWIW, complimentary beer and wine in coach seating on UA long-haul is a surprise. My experience on TATL flights has been complimentary alcoholic beverages on all foreign carriers, and you pay for them on UA.
     
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    Hey, let's face it - we've had frozen tv dinners that looked more appetizing than this! But how much is UA losing by not charging for alcoholic beverages? It will all make UA coach long haul travel a tad more enjoyable, and that is very welcome for those traveling in those seats!
     
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    I am not complaining. I am also not booking :)
     
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    Once upon a time United used to offer free booze in Y on TPAC and intra-Asia flights but not on domestic or TATL flights, and then they quit offering it altogether even on TPAC flights. From a 2010 UA website entry cached somewhere:
    What they seem to have done is to bring back free booze in Y not just for TPAC but also for previously excluded long-haul destinations. What good are the 1K drink chits now (not that I have had much use for mine to start with)?
     
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    This is the UA I'm familiar with, as my long haul travel was all in TATL coach seating. Based on many such experiences, AF, LH, TK, OS all had friendlier crew, better food and free booze than UA in coach seating.

    Are the drink chits not useful for short haul and in-US flights?
     
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    Which of course is the majority of passengers.
     
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    In coach seating? Surely not on Milepoint! :p
     
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    It depends on how short is short-haul. LGA-ORD? Too short for booze. TCON? Long enough but for me those are usually part of a longer haul TPAC trip and my upgrade success rate has been quite high (which is why I have not had much use for my chits sitting in BF). With the p.s. gone, it looks like my connection to the outside on UA will now be through ORD, so I will not have much use for the chits since out of preference LGA-ORD drinks are out of question for me even if they were offered for chits...
     
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    Really, a flight too short for booze? :D Actually, I do understand. I don't use half of my FF drink chits on WN, as they are worthless on short-haul flights where I need to drive from the airport.

    O.K., how about Ebay for those leftover drink coupons? Or else "gift" them on Milepoint? :)
     
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    Not if you purchase F :(or consistently get upgraded on flights over 30 minutes.:D
    Beaten:oops:
     
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    As above, gift away! :)
     
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    I guess so, but we shouldn't forget passengers out there without MP membership. :)
     
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    Are those TOBB members? :p
     
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    Unless in BC I will still bring my own meals on board when flying to Europe or Asia, after all I generally dislike anything that the masses like, or think they like, guess perhaps I am bit to discerning and no I am not a snob.
     

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