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.
Hello @united flyers. Recently, @united made some cuts to first class meal service. The internet — or a small subset of the internet that frequents @FlyerTalk — revolted. I'm pleased to report the cuts will be reversed June 1. Democracy in action, folks. United's statement: pic.twitter.com/DLjJs04JR2
— Brian Sumers (@BrianSumers) May 18, 2018
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.