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Old Sep 20, 18, 3:22 pm
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Almond / Soy / Oat Milk Availability on UA

Hello UA Friends - Flying UA J to SIN (via NRT and NH) on Saturday. Will be my first time trying the new Polaris in-flight and lounge product. Curious to know if UA offers almond / soy / oat / any other dairy alternatives either in the air or on the ground. Many thanks!
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Old Sep 20, 18, 3:38 pm
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Polaris lounge in SFO had both Soy and Almond milk this morning.
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Old Sep 20, 18, 3:48 pm
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Polaris lounge in SFO had both Soy and Almond milk this morning.
Excellent. Thanks very much!
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Polaris lounge in SFO had both Soy and Almond milk this morning.
Don't recall seeing them. Were they on the coffee/tea table in the buffet area on the second floor?
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Originally Posted by erickliu View Post
Don't recall seeing them. Were they on the coffee/tea table in the buffet area on the second floor?
Yes. There were 4 jugs, each with a label on them. Half+Half, Milk, Soy Milk, Almond Milk. On the coffee table as you say, at about 10am (no idea if they change that table up during the day).

I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't needed to look at the 3 others before I got to the standard milk...
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I flew a breakfast flight in December where they had cereal that I wasn't interested in until I saw that they had a "non-dairy" milk carton (whatever type it was was written much smaller and I didn't see, probably oat). It was regular F on on RJ out of IAH, not Polaris.
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Old Sep 22, 18, 9:10 pm
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PSA for those still following this thread:

(1) Confirmed that SFO Polaris Lounge has almond and soy milk at the coffee station (I was there in the morning).
(2) On the other hand, no dairy alternatives are available in flight (at least based on UA837 SFO-NRT in J).

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Originally Posted by capedreamer View Post
PSA for those still following this thread:

(1) Confirmed that SFO Polaris Lounge has almond and soy milk at the coffee station (I was there in the morning).
(2) On the other hand, no dairy alternatives are available in flight (at least based on UA837 SFO-NRT in J).
I don’t believe UA ever offered dairy alternatives onboard. The only way this might be possible is if you ordered a special meal (vegan).

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Originally Posted by capedreamer View Post
... (at least based on UA837 SFO-NRT in J).
Although I wouldn't expect UA to cater non-dairy "milk" onboard either, I would expect it even less on Asian carriers, including NH. Not even soymilk, because Western soymilk that you put into coffee is not the same soymilk that Asians consume (it essentially turns into tofu in coffee because it is not processed with additives to make it act like milk).

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Originally Posted by kluau88 View Post
I donít believe UA ever offered dairy alternatives onboard. The only way this might be possible is if you ordered a special meal (vegan).
Or do what I do to get my Sprite Zero fix on the plane - steal it from the Polaris lounge before you board

That said, I'm not sure exactly how you'd go about doing that easily with milk... It's a little easier with a soda can.
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Originally Posted by kluau88 View Post
I donít believe UA ever offered dairy alternatives onboard. The only way this might be possible is if you ordered a special meal (vegan).
Originally Posted by sinoflyer View Post
Although I wouldn't expect UA to cater non-dairy "milk" onboard either, I would expect it even less on Asian carriers, including NH. Not even soymilk, because Western soymilk that you put into coffee is not the same soymilk that Asians consume (it essentially turns into tofu in coffee because it is not processed with additives to make it act like milk).
I guess I'm spoiled as a regular flyer of AC, which offers almond milk in J.

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Or do what I do to get my Sprite Zero fix on the plane - steal it from the Polaris lounge before you board

That said, I'm not sure exactly how you'd go about doing that easily with milk... It's a little easier with a soda can.
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Ha...trying to load the lounge milk into an empty bottle might be a bit conspicuous... :P
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United doesn't even stock non-fat milk. I'd be very surprised if they ever considered plant-based milks.
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I don't drink milk and think it would be great if non-dairy alternatives were available in-flight. I would even be open to the cereal breakfast option, which I always decline. I've tried in the past bringing a small 8 oz. container with me, but it won't get past TSA. I can claim it as medicinal, but then they require you open the container to test the contents (which obviously defeats the purpose).

Has anyone ever seen travel size non-dairy milk for sale in an airside shop? In EWR, the OTC shops have all kinds of odd food items, but I don't recall ever seeing this.
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
I don't drink milk and think it would be great if non-dairy alternatives were available in-flight. I would even be open to the cereal breakfast option, which I always decline. I've tried in the past bringing a small 8 oz. container with me, but it won't get past TSA. I can claim it as medicinal, but then they require you open the container to test the contents (which obviously defeats the purpose).

Has anyone ever seen travel size non-dairy milk for sale in an airside shop? In EWR, the OTC shops have all kinds of odd food items, but I don't recall ever seeing this.
I keep In my checked bags a couple of S/S steel thermal containers. Their primary use is for backpacking but the smaller sizes could be used for your need.
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Old Sep 23, 18, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Has anyone ever seen travel size non-dairy milk for sale in an airside shop? In EWR, the OTC shops have all kinds of odd food items, but I don't recall ever seeing this.
I've seen almond and soy milk sold airside at SFO and YYZ (that come to mind).
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