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Complimentary Food & Beverage for Global Services & 1K Members when Seated in Economy

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One way that we're enhancing the inflight experience for our most frequent flyers is by offering MileagePlus members with Premier® 1K® status free alcoholic beverages and snacks in United Economy®. If you’re a member with Premier 1K status, you'll receive one free alcoholic beverage and one free Choice Menu food item when traveling in United Economy on any United- or United Express®-operated flight system-wide, subject to availability on your flight.
Before ordering, make sure your flight attendant knows that you’re a member with Premier 1K status, and show your digital MileagePlus membership card, available in the United app, or your Premier membership card or boarding pass.

Please note that customers can request any alcoholic beverage except half-bottles of premium wines (375 mL)

All Choice Menu options, both Snack Shop and Bistro on Board items, are included

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Complimentary items are offered only to GS/1K members, regardless of other passengers who may share the same PNR.

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Old Jan 20, 16, 1:32 pm
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Complimentary Food & Beverage for Global Services & 1K Members when Seated in Economy

Hi everyone,

Beginning today, January 20, 2016, we will be offering Premier 1K and Global Services members 1 complimentary beverage and 1 complimentary Choice Menu food item when seated in United Economy for all UA/UAX flights within North America (all 50-state U.S. flights, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America).

As many of you noted back in October 2015, we began offering 1 complimentary drink to our Global Services and Premier 1K members seated in Economy, and this is an expansion of that program to recognize and show appreciation for your business. We are communicating these changes to our internal teams now and an email communication with more details will also be sent to eligible members in the coming days. Before ordering, let your flight attendant know that you are a Global Services or Premier 1K member and show your digital MileagePlus membership card, Premier membership card, or boarding pass.

As always, we appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,

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Old Jan 20, 16, 1:33 pm
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This is awesome (although slightly annoying that we have to show proof but that's a minor detail)! Thanks UA Insider!
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Old Jan 20, 16, 1:34 pm
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well done....

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Old Jan 20, 16, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by UA Insider View Post
Hi everyone,

Beginning today, January 20, 2016, we will be offering Premier 1K and Global Services members 1 complimentary beverage and 1 complimentary Choice Menu food item when seated in United Economy for all UA/UAX flights within North America (all 50-state U.S. flights, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America).

As many of you noted back in October 2015, we began offering 1 complimentary drink to our Global Services and Premier 1K members seated in Economy, and this is an expansion of that program to recognize and show appreciation for your business. We are communicating these changes to our internal teams now and an email communication with more details will also be sent to eligible members in the coming days. Before ordering, let your flight attendant know that you are a Global Services or Premier 1K member and show your digital MileagePlus membership card, Premier membership card, or boarding pass.

As always, we appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,

-UA Insider

Now that is a change! Thanks Oscar.
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:00 pm
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Bravo for another step in the right direction.

Question: Does this apply to family members traveling on the same PNR, like E+ seating access?
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:07 pm
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This is a great change, and I'm glad it's finally codified.
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:12 pm
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Bravo for another step in the right direction.

Question: Does this apply to family members traveling on the same PNR, like E+ seating access?
Nice to see an optimist. You get 1 drink and one Choice item. How you distribute is your choice...

Awesome announcement - now I don't have to do the "Will I or will I not get the upgrade today and do I need to eat beforehand just in case" game.
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
Bravo for another step in the right direction.

Question: Does this apply to family members traveling on the same PNR, like E+ seating access?
Thanks for asking. Complimentary items are offered only to GS/1K members, regardless of other passengers who may share the same PNR.

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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:14 pm
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wow that's a change I like!
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by UA Insider View Post
Hi everyone,

Beginning today, January 20, 2016, we will be offering Premier 1K and Global Services members 1 complimentary beverage and 1 complimentary Choice Menu food item when seated in United Economy for all UA/UAX flights within North America (all 50-state U.S. flights, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America).

As many of you noted back in October 2015, we began offering 1 complimentary drink to our Global Services and Premier 1K members seated in Economy, and this is an expansion of that program to recognize and show appreciation for your business. We are communicating these changes to our internal teams now and an email communication with more details will also be sent to eligible members in the coming days. Before ordering, let your flight attendant know that you are a Global Services or Premier 1K member and show your digital MileagePlus membership card, Premier membership card, or boarding pass.

As always, we appreciate your feedback.

Thank you,

-UA Insider
So this doesn't include international TATL or TPAC flights???

If so this is very disappointing as there are many 1k and GS members in economy on these flights
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:21 pm
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I'll also thank Oscar. This is a change I like! (Although I wish us fellow Plats could also participate.)
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:21 pm
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When you notice the traveler shaking his/her cup somewhere in E+, that's a platinum asking for 1K/GS drink chits.

I'm happy for you guys, I promise!
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:22 pm
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So this doesn't include international TATL or TPAC flights???

If so this is very disappointing as there are many 1k and GS members in economy on these flights
Huh?????

Free food is already provided to everyone across the ponds...
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:29 pm
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Awesome announcement - now I don't have to do the "Will I or will I not get the upgrade today and do I need to eat beforehand just in case" game.
Yes, exactly!

A change I like! My RPU for HNL-EWR this march hasnt cleared yet. If I really get stuck in E+, at least I'll get some food. Another example of a minor "cheap" change that goes a long way.
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Old Jan 20, 16, 2:32 pm
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Does this mean any item off of the menu?

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...nomy/menu.aspx
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