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2022 Let's Eat - Economy Class (Worldwide) & Premium Plus (Domestic)

2022 Let's Eat - Economy Class (Worldwide) & Premium Plus (Domestic)

Old Dec 31, 21, 9:05 pm
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2022 Let's Eat - Economy Class (Worldwide) & Premium Plus (Domestic)

The latest UA in-flight meal and beverage guidance is here:
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...g-changes.html

In General -
Complimentary Meal Service is available in Economy (and Economy Plus) and Premium Plus (aka Premium Economy) for the following:
  • Trans-Atlantic flights
  • Trans-Pacific flights
  • Intra-Pacific/Oceania/Micronesia flights, except between Guam and Honolulu
  • South American flights
Complimentary Meal Service is available in Economy Plus for the following:
  • Premium transcontinental service flights Has been suspended
Also,Finally some free food in Y on long haul Hawaii (non-WestCoast) UA flights 1 Aug 2021

Buy on Board (snack menu here and bistro menu here) only is featured in Economy for the following based on flight length:
  • North American flights (all 50 US States, Canada, and Mexico)
  • Intra-Pacific flights between Guam and Honolulu
  • Caribbean and Latin America flights (not South America)
For the curious folks, the 2021 thread is here:
2021 Let's Eat - Economy Class (Worldwide) & Premium Plus (Domestic)

With that, Let's Eat 2022!

Last edited by WineCountryUA; May 31, 22 at 3:14 pm Reason: Updates
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Old Jan 16, 22, 7:47 am
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Just to confirm that I'm reading the United Bistro page accurately: the snacks/snackboxes are available to Mexico, but they do not have the "bistro on board items" on those flights, no matter the flight length, correct?
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Old Jan 16, 22, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by lowfareair View Post
Just to confirm that I'm reading the United Bistro page accurately: the snacks/snackboxes are available to Mexico, but they do not have the "bistro on board items" on those flights, no matter the flight length, correct?
Correct, AFAIK.
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Old Jan 17, 22, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by warreng24 View Post
Complimentary Meal Service is available in Economy Plus for the following:
  • Premium transcontinental service flights
I don't think UA will ever bring back meals in E+ on PTS flights, especially given the similarity in meals between J and PE.
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Old Jan 18, 22, 3:27 pm
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Bring your own food!!

Jan 2022
EWR - HNL
11 hours

Flight attendants announced that a light meal would be served on this flight!!
It was really light!! Hunger Game light!!
The largest portion was the napkins!!

Can anyone let me know why UA served a piece of lime wage with pineapple? And what was that butter there for?

Please remember bringing your own food!!



United Premier Hunger Service!!
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Old Jan 18, 22, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by pigx5 View Post
Jan 2022
EWR - HNL
11 hours

Flight attendants announced that a light meal would be served on this flight!!
It was really light!! Hunger Game light!!
The largest portion was the napkins!!

Can anyone let me know why UA served a piece of lime wage with pineapple? And what was that butter there for?

Please remember bringing your own food!!



United Premier Hunger Service!!
Better than several years ago when UA was the ONLY major US airline to not serve food gratis in coach. Count your tiny blessings.
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Old Jan 18, 22, 3:33 pm
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Better than several years ago when UA was the ONLY major US airline to not serve food gratis in coach. Count your tiny blessings.
I feel blessed now!! Lol
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Old Jan 18, 22, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by pigx5 View Post
Jan 2022
EWR - HNL
11 hours

Flight attendants announced that a light meal would be served on this flight!!
It was really light!! Hunger Game light!!
The largest portion was the napkins!!

Can anyone let me know why UA served a piece of lime wage with pineapple? And what was that butter there for?

Please remember bringing your own food!!



United Premier Hunger Service!!
Maybe try spreading it on the bar or biscotti? Probably United's way of giving the extra calories for the long flight cheaply as possible.
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Old Jan 18, 22, 5:05 pm
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That's a clear catering error - definitely write in with the picture.

Economy is supposed to serve a cold entree along with the items on that tray.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 10:00 am
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New BOS-LHR Flight - Meals are Not Offered for this Flight

Hi folks:

I'm loving that UA is starting the new non-stop flight from BOS to LHR in April.

I'm looking at potentially booking these for a summer holiday.in July or August and was suprised to see that both the outbound and return flights are showing "Meals are Not Offered For This Flight" for economy tickets.

Is this just a typo or system issue, or is UA really considering not offering a meal on a transatlantic flight in economy class?

I've got a kid with Celiac disease so was looking at Gluten Free meal options when I noticed there was zero meal options for these flights.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 10:11 am
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I can't answer for sure, but I believe its a typo.

However, IIRC UA's only special meal available right now is kosher. So no GF option can be pre ordered... So pack for the little one
https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...g/special.html
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Old Mar 8, 22, 10:12 am
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Definitely a typo or other system error.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by ualboston1k View Post
...I'm loving that UA is starting the new non-stop flight from BOS to LHR in April.

I'm looking at potentially booking these for a summer holiday.in July or August and was suprised to see that both the outbound and return flights are showing "Meals are Not Offered For This Flight" for economy tickets.

Is this just a typo or system issue, or is UA really considering not offering a meal on a transatlantic flight in economy class? ...
Very likely typo, has occurred before in error
I believe all TATL flights have hot economy food

Originally Posted by ualboston1k View Post
...II've got a kid with Celiac disease so was looking at Gluten Free meal options when I noticed there was zero meal options for these flights.
UA is not offering any special meals at this time other than Kosher
Special Meals - Questions, Experiences,... [Consolidated] Presently only Kosher meals

and I would not trust any airline for a serious food issue
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Old Mar 8, 22, 11:57 am
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Thanks team. UA's website says special meals like GF are returning in Q2. So should be fine for summer.

My concern is since the system says 'No Meal" there isn't even an option to order a special meal should I want one.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by ualboston1k View Post
Thanks team. UA's website says special meals like GF are returning in Q2. So should be fine for summer.

My concern is since the system says 'No Meal" there isn't even an option to order a special meal should I want one.
to be fair, meal listings on long haul flights have been an issue…always. Display of these is not good. ive seen everything from ‘snack’ on TATL to “1” (or some other number code) on TPACS. Long-haul TATL/TPACS have always included a meal, and highly suspect these are not going away (IIIRC, Pre-merger (I think)) UA did at some point announce they were going to pilot getting rid of free hot meals on IAD-EU and replace with a BOB - but that never even started due to all the negative feedback and so it got rescinded pretty quick.

glad to see they have updated the special meal page - as recently as last week or so I checked -and it talked about how they were planning to introduce Kosher meals on all long-haul flights on some date in January - it was only available on TLV and a few other long-haul routes before then. I want to hope that AVMLs would be back in time for our April 1 flight to LHR - which is typically what my wife and kids have - though I suspect ‘Q2’ means sometime in the quarter, as late as end of June - but hopefully they will at least have a veggie option as one of the options - I think they typically do on TATLs - or at least used to. If they aren’t back as we plan to book a trip to S. India for June - this very well may push us to book on SQ (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) or LH instead.
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