Free snacks are back for United Economy

Old Jul 7, 2016, 2:53 pm
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On a recent flight, in F, my companion requested a stroopwafel from coach instead of a cinnamon roll. The FA not only brought him 2 of them, but offered to heat them up in the oven and then served the gooey goodness on a plate.

I'm not sure she's really supposed to do that, but very nice service.
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Old Jul 15, 2016, 6:44 pm
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I had the zesty snack mix IAD-ORD this week. While it's definitely better than nothing, the inclusion of soy nuts makes it pretty gross in my opinion.

Actually I think it's the same snack mix HP was serving in 2006 IIRC.
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Old Jul 15, 2016, 7:51 pm
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Not sure if the snack mix I got on my last flight in Y is the same everyone else is talking about here, but a small bag like that is nothing to write home about. I would not consider this a "snack". It was very disappointing to see that small purple bag.
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Old Jul 15, 2016, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by altbg
Not sure if the snack mix I got on my last flight in Y is the same everyone else is talking about here, but a small bag like that is nothing to write home about. I would not consider this a "snack". It was very disappointing to see that small purple bag.
No, nothing to write home about, though I do think the Asian snack mix tastes pretty good.

As to comparing to other US carriers, I don't know what AA serves these days, but IIRC, these are similar in size to the snacks served DL in Y. It's been a long time since I've flown them, but believe last I flew them they offered a choice of peanuts )roughly the same size), small pack of biscoff cookies (2) and one other option, maybe pretzels? Also, I'd put these mixes as much better then the buttery pretzels AC served for years (I think they went back to regular pretzels now), which tasted really fake/artificial.
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Old Jul 15, 2016, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by villox
On a recent flight, in F, my companion requested a stroopwafel from coach instead of a cinnamon roll. The FA not only brought him 2 of them, but offered to heat them up in the oven and then served the gooey goodness on a plate.
Well, according to multiple sources on the internet as well as the source vendor of the stroopwafels for UnitedContinental, the Dutch warm them by putting a stroopwafel on top of a hot beverage in the right size cup - and waiting 5 minutes so that you then get the gentle aroma of cinnamon and sugar before you eat.

Here's one: http://www.foodpr0n.com/2010/03/23/h...a-stroopwafel/

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Old Jul 16, 2016, 3:52 am
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Do they not serve these snacks in TATL Y? Flew EWR-LHR on Monday. No snack, they just started serving the microwaved meals two hours in. The pre-arrival snack was a turkey sandwich. The flight departed at 8AM, so I was hoping to get a stroopwafel, but the meal served was lunch, not breakfast, so that might have had something to do with it.
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Old Jul 16, 2016, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by DELee
Well, according to multiple sources on the internet as well as the source vendor of the stroopwafels for UnitedContinental, the Dutch warm them by putting a stroopwafel on top of a hot beverage in the right size cup - and waiting 5 minutes so that you then get the gentle aroma of cinnamon and sugar before you eat.

Here's one: http://www.foodpr0n.com/2010/03/23/h...a-stroopwafel/

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Was UnitedAirtime one of them? That's how they promoted warming them when they originally announced them.

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Do they not serve these snacks in TATL Y? Flew EWR-LHR on Monday. No snack, they just started serving the microwaved meals two hours in. The pre-arrival snack was a turkey sandwich. The flight departed at 8AM, so I was hoping to get a stroopwafel, but the meal served was lunch, not breakfast, so that might have had something to do with it.
They're supposed to serve the stoopwafels on every flight departing before 9:45, I believe - doesn't matter how short or long(though I personally think they should serve them until 10:30 or so). I haven't flown international since the introduction of the snacks, though based in CVG, I almost always start out with a very short flight to ORD (although sometimes IAD or EWR) and have usually gotten them. I say usually because there have been a handful
Of flights where they just don't serve them. My guess is either a miscater or a potentially lazy crew.
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Old Jul 16, 2016, 8:42 am
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Probably a miscater then. The crew was very proactive in drink service, trash collection, and on top of it all, they were all very nice.
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Old Jul 16, 2016, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by Nimitz
I really love the the stroopwafels
Yes me too. And I hate the Asian mix. The old mix with bagel chips produced by King Nut was much better.

But for the stroopwaffel (paired with Illy!!) I will book early AM flights with glee.

Do they serve the stroopwaffel before landing on ps red eyes?
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Originally Posted by altbg
Not sure if the snack mix I got on my last flight in Y is the same everyone else is talking about here, but a small bag like that is nothing to write home about. I would not consider this a "snack". It was very disappointing to see that small purple bag.
Yep, that's the one. And I agree with you

Originally Posted by emcampbe
No, nothing to write home about, though I do think the Asian snack mix tastes pretty good.

As to comparing to other US carriers, I don't know what AA serves these days
AA serves a bag of pretzels so it's about on par with them.
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Old Jul 16, 2016, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer
Do they serve the stroopwaffel before landing on ps red eyes?
No.
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
No.
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Old Aug 13, 2016, 9:51 pm
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Finally got to try my first stroopwafel on a UAX flight today (EWR-STL). Have to say that I am impressed by the quality - definitely tastes better than the other pre-packaged stroopwafels I have had.

You may not want to take a look at the nutritional facts, though.
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
Finally got to try my first stroopwafel on a UAX flight today (EWR-STL). Have to say that I am impressed by the quality - definitely tastes better than the other pre-packaged stroopwafels I have had.

You may not want to take a look at the nutritional facts, though.
Probably don't want to look at the nutrition facts on a lot of stuff these days, particularly anything served on an aircraft.

I had this for the first time a week ago and I was impressed too. I haven't been flying many morning flights this year. On the return from YVr though (6:30am departure, to boot), they served down sort of Peak Freans cookies instead. Not sure if that's normal, but I was a bit disappointed, to say the least. I'll be doing a morning flight out of YYZ later this month - hope the Peak Freans aren't a Canadian departure thing.
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Old Aug 15, 2016, 9:55 pm
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ORD-RDU at 9:11 PM last night and no snacks, hopefully just a hiccup and not an actual change.
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