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United Brought the Meals Back!

United Brought the Meals Back!
Meg Butler

First, they re-instated tomato juice. Now United officials have confirmed that the severe cuts that they made to onboard meals in coach have been rolled back again thanks to popular demand — or, as Brian Sumers put it, demand from “a small subset of the internet that frequents FlyerTalk.

For those just catching up on the culinary controversy, United had previously “streamlined” their food offerings for flights under four hours.

On some routes, hot breakfasts were replaced with fruit plates and muffins. The usual filling lunches were replaced with wraps and chocolate squares.

They also nixed Sprite Zero, Jim Beam, Courvoisier, Amaretto and, of course, tomato juice (which was replaced by Mrs. T’s Bloody Mary mix until United passengers refused to take the switch lying down.

Noted one anonymous flight attendant, “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.”


Hopefully now that United has put things back the way they were, full apology mode will no longer be necessary.


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  1. Centurion

    May 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    The Gov needs to go after Brian Summers and United. This is clear modern day smoke signaling to two other USA carriers to see if they will cut back do the same. Just like the fare change signals that happen at odd hours. They need to be hit with a lawsuit. Can you say Qui Tam lawsuit? Yes some private citizen can make a fortune on behalf of USA citizens.

  2. liracobopu

    May 21, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I suppose it’s something, but they’ve already downgraded the meals since late last year. I’ll be taking my business elsewhere.

  3. docklander

    May 22, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Come fly the friendly skies 🙂

  4. nycityny

    May 22, 2018 at 8:45 am

    The article begins by discussing cuts to meals in “coach” while the reality is that United is apologizing for cuts in First Class meals as evidenced in their own tweet.

  5. flyerCO

    May 22, 2018 at 9:15 am

    There’s no law that prohibits what you describe. Also DL has been going the opposite and adding meals for awhile. This was nothing more then airline going too far and having customers spend elsewhere.

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