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2021 Let's Eat - United First, United Business, & Premium Transcon Service

2021 Let's Eat - United First, United Business, & Premium Transcon Service

Old Jan 9, 2021, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by TWA Guy
...Choice of two sandwiches or classic snackbox but only 4 sandwiches loaded so we were stuck with snackbox in Row 3
The cheese tomato sandwich is so bad, I'd take any snack box instead.
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Old Jan 10, 2021, 12:15 am
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Originally Posted by fumje
Maybe DELee can open his old tapas box for us?
I still dream of an archaeological taste test in LAS. 😅
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Old Jan 10, 2021, 1:19 am
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Breakfast

I asked for a Tapas box to take to-go after eating at the Priority Pass restaurant at IAH. Seatmate had the sandwich with the seeded loaf. Very mediocre service, flight attendant just going through the motions.

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Old Jan 10, 2021, 1:36 am
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Originally Posted by fumje
Maybe DELee can open his old tapas box for us?
Originally Posted by SPN Lifer
I still dream of an archaeological taste test in LAS. 😅
Just let me know when the next LAS DO is and the tasting is on!

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Old Jan 10, 2021, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by zeer0
IAH-SFO, UA 2372, 1/8/20
B737-900
Breakfast

I asked for a Tapas box to take to-go after eating at the Priority Pass restaurant at IAH. Seatmate had the sandwich with the seeded loaf. Very mediocre service, flight attendant just going through the motions.
and this is what flying F is becoming... have an ok meal at the airport prior to flying.

At least Ive rediscovered my Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass benefits and enjoyed a halfway decent breakfast at Landrys @ IAH the other day... an overlooked benefit that Im now planning on utilizing more
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 9:45 am
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Haven't flown in a few months, are PDBs being served again?
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj
Haven't flown in a few months, are PDBs being served again?
No. If you are flying PS (EWR-SFO/LAX) they will probably hand you a bottle of water, but that is pretty much it; nothing on any other route in F.
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj
Haven't flown in a few months, are PDBs being served again?
Not that I have observed - but then again, it is no longer a published benefit
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer
Not that I have observed - but then again, it is no longer a published benefit
None of my flights from/to FL have had any PDBs
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj
Haven't flown in a few months, are PDBs being served again?
Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer
Not that I have observed - but then again, it is no longer a published benefit
Note that it went away as a published benefit quite a while before pandemic service modifications.

But it well and truly went away in practice with the pandemic. Not optimistic it ever comes back, but I still hope one day.
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by fumje
...Not optimistic it ever comes back, but I still hope one day.
I may be weird, but the time w/ my PDB always seemed to me to be the best part of my flights. Just nice to be through the airport hubbub, security, boarding, stowing and to be handed a rum and coke to relax with...I really miss it.

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Old Jan 11, 2021, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
I may be weird, but the time w/ my PDB was always seemed to me to be the best part of my flights. Just nice to be through the airport hubbub, security, boarding, stowing and to be handed a rum and coke to relax with...I really miss it.
Wholehearted agreement! I'm sure I am weird, but I loved time with my PDB watching all the bags get heave-ho'd onto the conveyer up to the hold.
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Old Jan 11, 2021, 8:29 pm
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Only two of us upfront on this 25 minutes hop. Water bottle handed out then offered a PDB at the gate. No inflight service.

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Old Jan 11, 2021, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by fumje
No cheese spread.

By my calculation, without the cheese spread, the tapas box comes in at 500 Calories (now that the flatbread crackers have been downsized). With it, perhaps total of 550-600 Calories? A bit lower than the sandwich's 680 Calories, I suppose. Probably there is a bit more fibre in the tapas box foods than in the chicken sandwich, in any case.
I entered everything in the box into my calorie counting food diary and came up with this:


If I recall, the classic box and select boxes have a little less calories and like half the salt. Classic has alot more saturated fat, select alot of sugar

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Old Jan 11, 2021, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by eng3
I entered everything in the box into my calorie counting food diary and came up with this:


If I recall, the classic box and select boxes have a little less calories and like half the salt. Classic has alot more saturated fat, select alot of sugar
Neat. What do you consider 'everything' for the boxes? The contents vary, inexplicably.
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