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2019 Let's Eat - United First, United Business, & Premium Transcon Service

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Old Nov 20, 19, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
Sriracha makes travel bottles, same size as purel little bottles
Tabasco has a 75 ml bottle - been my carry-on buddy for years!
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Old Nov 20, 19, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik View Post
What is that?

It looks like something one could encounter along the curbside at 2am downtown.
Slop on a plate!

Really, dogs could turn up their noses at something that unappealing!
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Old Nov 20, 19, 11:06 pm
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Same choices as IAH-EWR 2 days earlier. I thought they mixed up the midcons depending on direction. In any event, in lieu of yet another Thai chicken noodle I got the Cobb salad which wasn’t bad except for the two embarrassingly tiny slices of hard-boiled egg. Between them they may have totaled about 1/4 of one hard-boiled egg. I can imagine Kirby’s bean counters tallying up the savings from using 1/4 of an egg for each Cobb salad instead of 1/2 or (gasp!) a whole egg.



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Old Nov 21, 19, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by st530 View Post
I can imagine Kirby’s bean counters tallying up the savinga from using 1/4 of an egg for each Cobb salad instead of 1/2 or (gasp!) a whole egg.
I had this same exact experience, but via one of the lower revenue routes to Central America. These catering issues are getting ridiculous, but apparently it's smarter to compensate disappointed FF's while keeping said issues rather than to save money by simply preventing the issue. Kirby logic
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Old Nov 26, 19, 5:08 pm
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Choices were lobster mac and cheese or the ubiquitous lentil chili. I am not a big shellfish fan and the idea of previously cooked shellfish in cheese that is then reheated on an airplane isn't very appetizing. The lentil chili was OK, nothing to write home about but I've had worse too.



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Old Nov 26, 19, 5:11 pm
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Choices were "thai chicken" or a salad with (cold) chicken. I wanted a hot meal so I got the thai chicken and it was pretty good actually. A prime example of something heating up better in airplane kitchens than others. A few people elected to get the burger from the back.
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Old Nov 26, 19, 11:36 pm
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Lunch











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p.s. Found breakfast menu for t.p.s. in the magazine slot for 1B:

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Old Nov 29, 19, 7:18 pm
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IAH-EWR Breakfast protein plate. I thought this was a bit lacking. The other choice was a pastry.

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Old Nov 29, 19, 7:26 pm
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Is there a flight minimum length for getting ice-cream in first? I've flown from ORD to SFO a number of times during meal service (lunch and dinner) and only have ever had cake...
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Old Nov 29, 19, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by A Little Cow View Post
Is there a flight minimum length for getting ice-cream in first? I've flown from ORD to SFO a number of times during meal service (lunch and dinner) and only have ever had cake...
Domestically, it seems coast-to-coast and to/from Hawaii, so maybe 5 hours or so?
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Old Nov 30, 19, 1:21 am
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Originally Posted by oopl View Post
IAH-EWR Breakfast protein plate. I thought this was a bit lacking. The other choice was a pastry.

(bolding mine)

Well, it looks like you got a whole egg all to yourself: that's almost unheard of on United!
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Old Dec 3, 19, 7:19 am
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PDB, warm ramekin with nuts, and another choice of lobster mac & cheese or salad with chicken slices and dinner roll already on the tray.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 8:54 am
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Canadair CRJ-700, Snack


After pictures of shrink-wrapped cheese products for Express snacks, I was actually pleasantly surprised at this offering.



The slaw has green apple in it, and the chicken was tasty. As usual with daytime Snack flights, it's hardly a replacement for a meal, but it does hit the spot if all you wanted was a little bite to eat. If only this could replace the snack basket...
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Old Dec 3, 19, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
If only this could replace the snack basket...
Is it just me or has UA seriously downgraded the snack basket in recent months? There have only been like four options the last several times I've seen it - banana, potato chips, gummy bears, and some kind of cracker. Much weaker than what I've been offered on DL, AA, or B6 recently.
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Old Dec 3, 19, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Is it just me or has UA seriously downgraded the snack basket in recent months? There have only been like four options the last several times I've seen it - banana, potato chips, gummy bears, and some kind of cracker. Much weaker than what I've been offered on DL, AA, or B6 recently.
I usually ignore the snack basket on UA without even looking, but I do agree that the DL one is noticeably better. Haven't flown other US carriers recently.
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