SFO to JFK Red Eye Question

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  1. DrinkingCoffee

    DrinkingCoffee Silver Member

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    Good Evening Everyone,

    I am flying from SFO to JFK later this month. Out of scheduling necessity, I have to take the red eye, so I did some research and picked seat 1E.

    My reservation says "snack." I have tried doing all kinds of research as to what snack means (besides more inedible UA food), but most of the posts regarding this flight deal with when upgrades will clear.

    Does anyone have any insight or experience with the SFO to JFK red eye?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. genemk2

    genemk2 Gold Member

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    It'll be a cold plate at best. Or might even be just a snack basket. Nothing substantial or tasty. Eat before you board.
     
  3. kevberhow

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    A few months ago I did the SAN to IAD red eye and it was a cold plate shortly after takeoff and a warm scone before landing. Cold plate was basically just appetizer type food.
     
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  4. Garp74

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    Most redeyes on UA do not serve any meal. No dessert. No snack basket with chips, bananas, etc.

    BYOF.
     
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    Snack = cold plate.

    Refreshments = snack basket.
     
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  6. radonc1951

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    My flight from SFO-IAD Sat night featured a chicken wrap snack according to my FA.
    However, I am unable to confirm as I slept the entire trip. (But UA insider said menus were changing).
    My prior experiences with snack plates have been either a nasty set of deli meats and cheeses, or a less nasty veggie type plate with hummis and veggies.

    In my opinion, take Garp's advice ;)
     
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    Took the LAX-JFK p.s. redeye in C last week and they offered a snack of chicken wrap with some fruit. I just needed some sleep so I passed on it but the person next to me got it and it didn't look half bad.

    I would just grab something at SFO though.
     
  8. DrinkingCoffee

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    Thanks for all of your help!
     
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  9. DrinkingCoffee

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    As a follow up, the snack was the chicken wrap and chips (no fruit :(). They also gave us a scone before landing. Thanks for the advice of grabbing dinner beforehand!

    And for the record, red eyes were much, much easier when I was in my early 20s!
     
  10. genemk2

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    Well, your increase in age is offset by the significantly more comfortable seats ;)
     
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    I'll take being able to magically don my early 20's body for travel over those BusinessFirst seats!
     
  12. desamo

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    Just did SFO-EWR and this is exactly what it was, except the "cold plate" was a warm wrap with beef, rice, and cheese.
     
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    Sounds edible over the usual grub. :D
     
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  14. WilliamQ

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    It actually sounds nice :)
    Does it look like this?
    [​IMG]
     
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    No come on this is United we are talking about. ;)


    image-3452263750.jpg
     
  16. WilliamQ

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    Are those not used bandages?
     
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    If you can at all I strongly suggest taking a flight departing at 4:30 PM that gets you in JFK at 1 AM. You will can have a decent dinner, 2-4 hours of sleep on the plane plus almost full night's rest in the bed. I live by this combo weekly. At that time there is no traffic so getting to the city takes 30 min. You can be comfortably at work at 9 AM the next day.
    If you have to go on a read eye do your self a favor and go to Centurion Lounge, have a dinner and couple of drinks and sleep the whole way. The food on redeye is not worth staying up for.
     

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