Say goodbye to tomato juice on short haul United Airlines flights.
The savory beverage has found itself on the chopping block (along with Sprite Zero, Jim Beam, Courvoisier and Amaretto) as United Airlines looks to “streamline” it’s service on flights that are under four hours long.
“But what about my bloody Mary’s?”
United is replacing tomato juice with Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix, a decision that has left those who like tomato juice for tomato juice’s sake feeling slighted.
@united heard a rumor tomato juice (and diet sprite) soon to be discontinued. Blood Mary Mix is not a substitute! Everyone knows tomato juice tastes better on the plane and is popular. Google it. Please reconsider. Don’t race to the bottom!
— akagai1 (@akagai1) May 7, 2018
@united Please, bring back Mott’s Tomato Juice, it’s probably absurd but it brings me joy and comfort on my flights and I can’t stand Mrs. T’s bloody mix!
— Jason Marsden (@jcmarsden) May 8, 2018
@united Swing and a miss again. Bought the TV service and it cut out a number of times and guess what? No tomato juice again.. just spicy bloody Mary mix. I'm pretty sure that I'm no longer going to fly United. Definitely frustrated and I don't feel I get my money's worth.
— Patrick Ryan (@PatrickRComedy) May 5, 2018
Noted one “source” to CNBC: “We are once again in full apology mode now onboard our flights, although the issue (of the disappearing tomato juice) is a more minor one compared to the forced removal of customers or suffocating dogs.”
But, added another United flight attendant, the airline will be adding Ghiradelli ice cream toppings (although on the usual ice cream) to United flights. So, at least there’s that.
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