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

Old Nov 23, 2021, 11:12 am
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Originally Posted by fumje
I think the LAX club lemon bars aren't the same as the onboard dessert. The gooey-ness seems different to me.
Agreed. LAX's lemon bars are actually lemony.

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Old Nov 23, 2021, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by seat38a
Hasn't United and Eli's been in cahoots for a long long time?
Yes, being that they are both Chicago-based companies. PMUA used to serve the cheesecake as dessert at one point.

Originally Posted by fumje
I think the LAX club lemon bars aren't the same as the onboard dessert. The gooey-ness seems different to me.
Originally Posted by DELee
got the same type of (gooey) cake on the same flight two weeks ago:

Looks like it might be mochi cake? That would make the dessert gluten-free.
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Old Nov 23, 2021, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by PTahCha
Looks like it might be mochi cake? That would make the dessert gluten-free.
Nope - had a rock hard shortbread crust.

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Old Nov 23, 2021, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by PTahCha
Yes, being that they are both Chicago-based companies. PMUA used to serve the cheesecake as dessert at one point.





Looks like it might be mochi cake? That would make the dessert gluten-free.
Originally Posted by DELee
Nope - had a rock hard shortbread crust.

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Agreed, I think it has wheat flour.

I am fond of mochi cake, but I imagine it wouldn't survive airline catering it would wind up grainy and leaden.
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Old Nov 23, 2021, 3:23 pm
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Lemon is salad not dessert, dangit.
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Old Nov 23, 2021, 7:25 pm
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Thumbs up on the vegetarian ravioli ( SFO-EWR) yesterday. Salad with balsamic cup (same dressing as served in Y). Pretzel bread and cookie.

Quantity wise it isnt much more than used to be served in Y though
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Old Nov 23, 2021, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj
Lemon is salad not dessert, dangit.
Agreed. Lemons are lemons.

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Old Nov 24, 2021, 12:24 am
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SFO-KOA 7pm dinner

Is it the same chicken katsu or pineapple fried rice heading to the island? I vaguely remember a different offering westbound for dinner. Thanks.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by seat38a
Hasn't United and Eli's been in cahoots for a long long time?
Originally Posted by seat38a
If my memory serves me correctly, the LAX one didn't taste like lemon but it was allegedly lemon. But it probably all comes from the same custard batch and they just add whatever artificial flavor to it and call it a day.
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Yes, being that they are both Chicago-based companies. PMUA used to serve the cheesecake as dessert at one point.
I have certainly had that lemon cake multiple times over the past quarter century.

And I am not even a particularly frequent flyer.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer
I have certainly had that lemon cake multiple times over the past quarter century.

And I am not even a particularly frequent flyer.
Just a SPN UA Lifer.

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Old Nov 24, 2021, 5:20 am
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Geography has its gastronomic advantages.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 5:23 am
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Geography has its gastronomic advantages.
And flying UA can give one gastronomic challenges as well.

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Old Nov 24, 2021, 6:00 am
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Fortunately, that delicious lemon cake is not one of them.

Biba United Air Lines!

Happy Thanksgiving (in one hour).
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 2:57 pm
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November 22, UA 487, SFO to IAD, Polaris 787, Lunch service. Choice of chicken or pasta dish. The chicken was very good as was its warm veggie side. Pretzel bread was warmed. Crew was on point, but for a Polaris Trans-con cabin...no amenity kits? Confirmed with crew that PDBs return on the 23rd of November, as has been reported.
I flew DCA - SFO back in June and I got an Olympics themed amenity kit. Pillows and blankets aren't on trans-cons anymore because of COVID?
Former 7 year 1K, back to flying in 1st again. No pre-arrival cookies either? Lots has changed.
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Old Nov 24, 2021, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ExCrew
November 22, UA 487, SFO to IAD, Polaris 787, Lunch service. Choice of chicken or pasta dish. The chicken was very good as was its warm veggie side. Pretzel bread was warmed. Crew was on point, but for a Polaris Trans-con cabin...no amenity kits? Confirmed with crew that PDBs return on the 23rd of November, as has been reported.
I flew DCA - SFO back in June and I got an Olympics themed amenity kit. Pillows and blankets aren't on trans-cons anymore because of COVID?
Former 7 year 1K, back to flying in 1st again. No pre-arrival cookies either? Lots has changed.
SFO-IAD is not a premium transcon/Hawaii route. No amenity kits. Standard domestic first meals. No pillows and blankets either
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