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2022 Let's Eat - United First, United Business, & Premium Transcon Service

2022 Let's Eat - United First, United Business, & Premium Transcon Service

Old Jul 4, 22, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by bsb7140 View Post
Pre-order not showing up. We're inside 5 days and when you go into the reservation on the app you can see the pre-order selection grayed out but then disappears after about 2-3 seconds.
Widebody?
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Old Jul 5, 22, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
Widebody?
Nope - 737. I was able to snap a screenshot of it before it disappeared.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 12:13 am
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Originally Posted by bsb7140 View Post
Nope - 737. I was able to snap a screenshot of it before it disappeared.
That's so odd.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by Hipplewm View Post
Post Jun does it matter if the flight is normally UAX or not?

I have a EWR-MIA and a MIA-IAD legs coming up - all on mainline (A319 and A320 respectively) but IAD-MIA is typically UAX I think.

Will I still get hot meal options? Do they double cater the MIA-IAD flight?...
If UX operated, no ovens, no hot meals
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Old Jul 5, 22, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
If UX operated, no ovens, no hot meals

Yeah, I get that - what I mean is it is normally UAX and has a UAX flight number of 6XXX but it is mainline and operated by an A320 - I asked and was told pilot shortages mean they substitute mainline planes sometimes......

That is what I meant by will it be a hot meal or not, because the plane is mainline but technically it should be UAX
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Old Jul 5, 22, 1:11 pm
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SAN-IAH 3 July 1209 pm 739 seat 2E

PDB of water or “champagne”.

Same two choices of Impossible meatballs or za’atar chicken. Tried the latter, first time hot. I actually prefer it cold.

Beverage service preceded main.



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Old Jul 5, 22, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by st530 View Post
PDB of water or “champagne”.

Same two choices of Impossible meatballs or za’atar chicken. Tried the latter, first time hot. I actually prefer it cold.

Beverage service preceded main.

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I prefer the meatballs, and I only had the chicken hot once. But that time, I thought the lemon was too strong. It is more balanced when cold, since the acidity isn't as pronounced.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
I prefer the meatballs, and I only had the chicken hot once. But that time, I thought the lemon was too strong. It is more balanced when cold, since the acidity isn't as pronounced.
I haven't tried the chicken z cold, only hot, but that's what the very strong accent on that dish was - the lemon. It is definitely pronounced and I was a bit surprised it was so strong. I would go with the meatballs again going forward, and it has a vegetable (broccolini) with it. If only the chicken was left, I'd take it.

It is a sad commentary on Polaris International catering when it appears that the domestic F impossible meatball dish might make a better entree than what UA appears to be serving in some instances.
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Old Jul 6, 22, 4:19 am
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EWR > SFO Spinach and Kale Egg White Bites

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Old Jul 7, 22, 12:53 pm
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Hmm, I guess they figured out we get food - still no email, but the option to select a meal showed up right at 48 hours prior to flight time.
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Old Jul 7, 22, 3:31 pm
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Impossible Meatballs or Zaatar Chicken on DEN-LAX last night.

I went for the former, and honestly, it was decent. As others have observed, better than some of the international premium cabin stuff going around currently. However, and this is a big however for me, I think it is completely unreasonable for this to be the only vegetarian option on board. I'm not a vegetarian, but if I were, I'd want vegetables, not something trying its hardest to be meat. Impossible and co. are squarely aimed at getting meat eaters to eat less meat. They are not, by and large, something that vegetarians choose.

Perhaps the veggies out there will disagree, but I know the ones I know all stay well away from beyond/impossible/etc.
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Old Jul 8, 22, 8:11 am
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So PHL-ORD in F gets a tiny snack bag. In Y, I can get a snack box if I'm lucky.
Just flew EWR-IAD in F and got my choice from a snack basket (alot better than the snack bag)

I think UA needs to sort this out. It's bad when you can get better food in Y vs F.
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Old Jul 8, 22, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by eng3 View Post
So PHL-ORD in F gets a tiny snack bag. In Y, I can get a snack box if I'm lucky.
Just flew EWR-IAD in F and got my choice from a snack basket (alot better than the snack bag)

I think UA needs to sort this out. It's bad when you can get better food in Y vs F.
you can request anything available in Y if you're sitting in F
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Old Jul 8, 22, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by eng3 View Post
So PHL-ORD in F gets a tiny snack bag. In Y, I can get a snack box if I'm lucky.
Just flew EWR-IAD in F and got my choice from a snack basket (alot better than the snack bag)

I think UA needs to sort this out. It's bad when you can get better food in Y vs F.
Yes, since AA and DL have both brought back the snack basket in F on short-haul flights, UA needs to do the same. Of course "back in the day" PHL-ORD got a full meal in F!
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Old Jul 9, 22, 8:10 pm
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Thoughts on what we can expect for meals in first class?
  1. MKE - DEN (896 miles) - UX flight - "Snack" - departs 7AM
  2. DEN - SFO (947 miles) - UA flight - "Lunch"
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