United Declares War on American, Introduces Free *Real* Food in Lounges

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    United has fired the first salvo in the upcoming lounge war with American and it looks like we’re all going to benefit. Let’s just forget that Delta exists for a second — sorry, Rene — and focus on these two legacy carriers. United and American have been battling for the US market since their auspicious beginnings as air mail carriers in the late ’20s/early ’30s. Now, they go nose-to-nose daily to claim supremacy as America’s most valuable carrier. As of the beginning of March, though, United has officially declared itself the lounge to beat. United Clubs will now be offering complimentary REAL food in their lounges. This is a stark departure from American’s Admirals Clubs, with which I have been less than impressed. Instead of the yogurt pretzels and wasabi peas of American’s lounges, United has decided to give their guests food that could actually constitute a real snack that doesn’t seem like it came out of a vending machine. Mediterranean salads? Hot oatmeal? Real, actual soups? I must be dreaming. It’s not the full meal goodness that you’ll find in international lounges (I miss you, The Wing by Cathay Pacific), but this is a great step in the right direction. The new menu is already available in Chicago at O’Hare and by the end of the summer, they’ll be in LAX, SFO, IAD, DIA, EWR, and IAH. At the end of 2015, every United Club across the globe will feature the new, healthier items. American, the ball is in your court. United has stepped up their lounge game and it’s time for you to follow suit. Check out the new items below: New Morning Food Selections New Afternoon Food Selections Hot Old-Fashioned Oatmeal -assorted toppings- mixed fruit, granola, cinnamon, raisins, honey, brown sugar Fresh Bagel Sticks plain and everything bagel sticks with cream cheese, assorted jams Fresh Hummus -assorted toppings- pita thins or pretzel crisps, Greek olives, freshly sliced red bell peppers Mediterranean Salad wheat berries, peppers, tomatoes, black olives Greek Vanilla Yogurt -assorted toppings- mixed fruit, granola, cinnamon, raisins, honey, brown sugar Cage-Free Hard- Boiled Eggs served with fresh chives and paprika Soup du Jour hearty garden vegetable soup Cured Salami and Cheddar Cheese served with hearty wheat crackers Scones flavors rotate between cinnamon vanilla, blueberry, cranberry orange Spicy Bloody Mary Trail Mix with pretzel sticks and assorted nuts (peanut-free) Healthy Fitness Trail Mix with assorted dried fruit and seeds (peanut-free) Salty Ranchero Trail Mix with sesame sticks (peanut-free) Assorted Cereals + Milk Corn Flakes®, granola, 2% milk, skim milk Fresh Fruit apples + bananas Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle™ Artisan Breads The post United Declares War on American, Introduces Free *Real* Food in Lounges appeared first on Fly&Dine.

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