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COVID19 - Concessions open at UA Hub Airports?

COVID19 - Concessions open at UA Hub Airports?

Old Jul 15, 20, 1:31 am
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COVID19 - Concessions open at UA Hub Airports?

Given that the on board services are so poor these days, I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread about where to buy food and drinks before boarding a UA flight. I'd like to keep this limited to restaurants either in UA hubs or close to UA gates at other airports. Such things that could be posted are the concession name, opening and closing hours, and any other comments that may be of interest, such as "Full Menu to Go."

While I don't have any information to share myself, we (family of 4) need to travel on a 7:00am departure from EWR in Mid-October and I'm concerned about what would be open in the airport that early in the morning during these times. I'm sure others would have similar concerns.

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Old Jul 15, 20, 7:37 am
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Obviously, the information will change by October but here is the current info:
Link to a PDF for ORD https://www.flychicago.com/SiteColle...nlocations.pdf
EWR: https://www.newarkairport.com/at-air...s-and-services
DEN: https://www.flydenver.com/concessions_updates
SFO: https://www.flysfo.com/open-dining
IAH: https://www.fly2houston.com/iah/dine/
IAD: https://www.flydulles.com/iad/adjust...rs-operation-0
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Old Jul 15, 20, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by phkc070408 View Post
need to travel on a 7:00am departure from EWR in Mid-October and I'm concerned about what would be open in the airport that early in the morning during these times.
There is absolutely no way to predict what (if anything) will be open three months from now. You should plan on bringing your own food with you to cover all bases.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 9:49 am
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The situation changes daily and, as we've seen in a number of states, there have been rollbacks, Thus, what is closed today may be open tomorrow and may then close again the day after. Not because people here are not helpful -- quite the contrary -- it is simply that things change rapidly.

I would check the various websites the day before travel and then decide whether what you want is available and then pack accordingly, If you have any concerns, I would simply pack my own food and not worry.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 9:52 am
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i'm flying through IAH sunday and can report back on what i see.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 11:57 am
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Would be very curious to know if the Pappadeaux at IAH is open. One of the best airside dining experiences in world, IMHO. Hyperbole? Judge not unless you have tried it.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tvhead View Post
Would be very curious to know if the Pappadeaux at IAH is open. One of the best airside dining experiences in world, IMHO. Hyperbole? Judge not unless you have tried it.
What makes it better then the other 40+ locations on the Pappas group?
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Old Jul 15, 20, 12:53 pm
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When I was in IAH on 7/5 it was almost exclusively fast food options. Almost all of the OTG options were closed.Some locations have shorter hours too, I know Landry's is one.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by jhayes_1780 View Post
What makes it better then the other 40+ locations on the Pappas group?
Because you have to go through TSA screening before dining.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jhayes_1780 View Post
What makes it better then the other 40+ locations on the Pappas group?
It's airside. I've eaten at that one in Terminal E a couple times. It's certainly worth the effort.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 3:03 pm
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After entering, transiting or exiting EWR - IAH - IAD - ORD - DEN - SFO - LAX in the last six weeks. EWR has the least amenities open and the UC is open for or information only and unless I've totally lost my memory all the other hubs had at least one UC that was functional..
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Old Jul 15, 20, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Dublin_rfk View Post
.... EWR has the least amenities open ...
NJ has had some of the strictest on site dining restrictions
Originally Posted by Dublin_rfk View Post
.... and the UC is open for or information only ...
As of 13 July 2020, reports have the C74 UC open at EWR
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Old Jul 15, 20, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
There is absolutely no way to predict what (if anything) will be open three months from now. You should plan on bringing your own food with you to cover all bases.
I totally realize that. I didn't create this thread to find out information for myself; I was thinking of the others who are traveling in the next week or so, with the hopes that we could keep it up to date as things change. I was merely stating that our trip in October is what gave me the idea to start the thread.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 5:02 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
NJ has had some of the strictest on site dining restrictions
As of 13 July 2020, reports have the C74 UC open at EWR
I stand corrected my info was from the 10th.
As reported on 'My first flight after being COVID. . .the UC was still closed in the AM.

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Old Jul 16, 20, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by jhayes_1780 View Post
What makes it better then the other 40+ locations on the Pappas group?
To my (limited) experience, it's the only one I've found airside. I was specific to that qualifier in my praise.
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