Ingredients for premium cabin meals

Old Feb 23, 17, 9:21 pm
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Ingredients for premium cabin meals

I've search high and low and only found the ingredients for meals in Economy (https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...gredients.aspx).

Does anyone know whether the ingredients list is published for meals in the premium cabin?
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Old Feb 24, 17, 6:04 am
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I'd doubt it would be feasible. The reason coach BoBs have the
information available is that they are pretty invariant, whereas
premium cabin meals change from time to time. The only way to
solve the issue with food sensitivities is to put in a request for a
special meal, which one can't do for waitlisted upgrades (for
example). Even asking the serving FA isn't going to be an
infallible solution. It's a BYO situation, but I've heard tell that an
upfront flyer can plead allergy and be given a snack box from the
back.
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Old Feb 24, 17, 6:15 am
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Am I the only one that has noticed that there are no allergy friendly meals in Economy? Even when I'm in Polaris (without ordering what is usually a sub-par special meal) or Domestic F I find it very difficult to eat with a dairy allergy.
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Old Feb 24, 17, 6:17 am
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UA doesn't do special meals up front. Strangely the only thing they can help you with is vegetarian, which isn't either an allergy or an intolerance, merely a lifestyle choice.
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Old Feb 24, 17, 6:25 am
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BOB is marked because food-packaging rules require it. These are pre-packaged items, no different than what you might purchase at a retail store.

Once a carrier plates meals, those restrictions go away.

If you order a special meal for any medical reason where contamination matters, e.g. peanut products and the like, do not rely on F/J plated food. The meal may well not contain any such product, but unless the meal comes separately wrapped on its own service item, it has sat in a cart and on plates used for other foods and handled by FA's handling those foods.

If your medical needs are severe, counting on anything from an air carrier is not worth it against the price of bringing onboard what you know you can eat and rely on.
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Old Feb 24, 17, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by lhrsfo View Post
UA doesn't do special meals up front. Strangely the only thing they can help you with is vegetarian, which isn't either an allergy or an intolerance, merely a lifestyle choice.
They do have gluten free...
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Old Feb 24, 17, 6:57 am
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I think the #1,2 and 3 ingredients are Salt, Cheese and Flour
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Old Feb 24, 17, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by entropy View Post
I think the #1,2 and 3 ingredients are Salt, Cheese and Flour
Salt, salt, and salt.
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Old Feb 24, 17, 7:11 am
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You would need to request a special meal, which are only available on INTL (Y/J), p.s., and HI flights (J). https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...l/default.aspx

The menus are vendors are just too variant to accurately print ingredients. I have noticed in Economy sometimes the meals have ingredients printed on the foil wrapper though.
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Old Feb 24, 17, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by lhrsfo View Post
UA doesn't do special meals up front. Strangely the only thing they can help you with is vegetarian, which isn't either an allergy or an intolerance, merely a lifestyle choice.
It's also much more common, and much less restricting from a culinary standpoint.
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Old Feb 24, 17, 12:05 pm
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You can ask the flight attendant to look on the food service sheet...its lists the ingredients of the main courses. (Its also what tells them how to cook the food, etc.)
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Old Feb 24, 17, 12:18 pm
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I believe that some European countries, perhaps the EU, require that meal providers to make their ingredients known to customers who request such information. I definitely recall seeing some language in a United publication (can't recall if it was a menu or Hemispheres magazine, or something else) that listed several European destinations - flights to/from Germany, Netherlands, perhaps elsewhere, where one could obtain the ingredients of the food provided onboard from staff.
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