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2024 Letís Eat ó United First, United Business, & Premium Transcon Service

2024 Letís Eat ó United First, United Business, & Premium Transcon Service

Old Feb 4, 2024, 10:19 am
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Tried the Asian noodle salad with beef on the side (LAX-BOS) - pretty bad. Did not touch the pie (desert), nor the rock hard bread.

Alaska has a noodle dish with beef (photo below)...tastes like what you would be served at a Chinese restaurant, with a lot of flavor. The United's version is simply a mess.

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Old Feb 4, 2024, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by Repooc17
Tried the Asian noodle salad with beef on the side (LAX-BOS) - pretty bad. Did not touch the pie (desert), nor the rock hard bread.

Alaska has a noodle dish with beef (photo below)...tastes like what you would be served at a Chinese restaurant, with a lot of flavor. The United's version is simply a mess.

I saw the picture first and thought UA was stepping up. Then I read post and saw Alaska salt/pepper packets. Cruel.
Just occurred to me - United cuts corners figuratively (cost/time) and literally (serving ware, which helps them in the figurative sense)
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Old Feb 4, 2024, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee
You're getting pre-flight options on a widebody?

Nothing for us on LAX-HNL next week on the 772.
Preorder should be open on most flights now, including widebody. If you didn't get the email notification, the preorder link is kinda hidden away (not really hidden, but in a bad position of the reservation).

Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
I saw the picture first and thought UA was stepping up. Then I read post and saw Alaska salt/pepper packets. Cruel.
Even the photo version (for the UA noodle salad) look bad
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Old Feb 4, 2024, 7:01 pm
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Trying to eat healthy and reduce sodium and sugar intake, my choices for the upcoming flight are:
  • Ropa vieja beef enchiladas
  • Tomato and burrata manicotti
  • Asian noodle salad
  • Vegetarian chili polenta cake
  • Fruit and cheese plate
There are pros and cons with each of the the above (there is the cheeseburger option is not included for obvious reasons),

Been seeing Chili and Asian Noodle salad getting bad reviews. The enchiladas and manicotti may be loaded with sodium.

which one would you recommend?
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Old Feb 4, 2024, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer
Trying to eat healthy and reduce sodium and sugar intake, my choices for the upcoming flight are:
  • Ropa vieja beef enchiladas
  • Tomato and burrata manicotti
  • Asian noodle salad
  • Vegetarian chili polenta cake
  • Fruit and cheese plate
There are pros and cons with each of the the above (there is the cheeseburger option is not included for obvious reasons),

Been seeing Chili and Asian Noodle salad getting bad reviews. The enchiladas and manicotti may be loaded with sodium.

which one would you recommend?
Iím a vegetarian, so i normally stick to the chili or manicotti. But Iíve always really enjoyed the chili. May have less sodium since it has other spicesÖalways found it very flavorful.
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Old Feb 5, 2024, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by KabAir


Based on mostly positive reviews, I tried the brisket yesterday. I found it to be pretty good, maybe ever so slightly bland, but with a little salt and pepper it was quite nice. I actually really liked the spinach which surprised me. Potatoes were fine. Salad was great, roll was warm. We did get nuts before the meal was served. Service was excellent overall.

The dessert surprised me, it was an apple pie. And it was really, really good. Maybe my favorite desert Iíve had on a UA domestic flight. Which Iím sure means Iíll never see it again.

Iíd definitely recommend the brisket, even if it did need a touch of the salt and pepper. Especially for a transcon. Itís very filling/ satisfying. I boarded very hungry, and still felt quite full 5 hours later when we landed.
Yes to that apple pie. Its definitely better than you'd expect from looking at it. It is made by Eli's Cheesecake (the same manufacturer as the pie in the sky), and you can buy it by the case if you want https://www.foodservicedirect.com/el...se-145716.html
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Old Feb 5, 2024, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by KabAir (Post #163)


Based on mostly positive reviews, I tried the brisket yesterday. I found it to be pretty good, maybe ever so slightly bland, but with a little salt and pepper it was quite nice. I actually really liked the spinach which surprised me. Potatoes were fine. Salad was great, roll was warm. We did get nuts before the meal was served. Service was excellent overall.
Hear, hear! Spinach is one of the best items on the UA catering menu. It is hard to prepare it incorrectly.
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Old Feb 5, 2024, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer
Trying to eat healthy and reduce sodium and sugar intake, my choices for the upcoming flight are:
  • Ropa vieja beef enchiladas
  • Tomato and burrata manicotti
  • Asian noodle salad
  • Vegetarian chili polenta cake
  • Fruit and cheese plate
There are pros and cons with each of the the above (there is the cheeseburger option is not included for obvious reasons),

Been seeing Chili and Asian Noodle salad getting bad reviews. The enchiladas and manicotti may be loaded with sodium.

which one would you recommend?
The manicotti was pretty good on my recent flight. Did not taste like it was loaded with sodium.




Originally Posted by SPN Lifer
Hear, hear! Spinach is one of the best items on the UA catering menu. It is hard to prepare it incorrectly.
Well, technically it's creamed spinach. That makes all the difference.
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Old Feb 5, 2024, 11:23 am
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Does anyone know what kind of food I can expect in United First YYC-IAH (breakfast) and DEN-YYC (snack)?
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Old Feb 5, 2024, 3:08 pm
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I had the manicotti last night EWR-FLL and it was an ok change, as noted two posts above. Ignore the presentation, the pasta was pretty tender and the tomato/burrata filling pretty decent.

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Old Feb 5, 2024, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by SPN Lifer
Hear, hear! Spinach is one of the best items on the UA catering menu. It is hard to prepare it incorrectly.
Oh, they'll find a way ...
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Old Feb 5, 2024, 8:49 pm
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This was my morning TPA to SFO breakfast. My Brie French Toast meal also included yogurt. The fruit was quite good this round...



breakie.
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Old Feb 6, 2024, 12:08 am
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer
Trying to eat healthy and reduce sodium and sugar intake, my choices for the upcoming flight are:
  • Ropa vieja beef enchiladas
  • Tomato and burrata manicotti
  • Asian noodle salad
  • Vegetarian chili polenta cake
  • Fruit and cheese plate
There are pros and cons with each of the the above (there is the cheeseburger option is not included for obvious reasons),

Been seeing Chili and Asian Noodle salad getting bad reviews. The enchiladas and manicotti may be loaded with sodium.

which one would you recommend?
Enchiladas. That's what I went with this weekend. They were edible. See below.

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Old Feb 6, 2024, 12:14 am
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IAD-SFO, 773, Dinner flight

United sent the order in advance options email. I chose the enchiladas. For those that didn't preorder, they had 3 choices: enchiladas, beef noodle salad, and manicotti.

No PDB. Perhaps they were trying to get the flight out on time due to late arrival+cleaning. They nuts came out with my drinks. There was hot towel service as well. Food was fine. I do like this new peach blueberry custard cake better than the blueberry crumble cake being served. This one at least doesn't taste overly sweet and manufactured from the first bite.

Lovely service from Yvonne. She noted that this was my 1 million miler flight (made sure to fly in a Polaris suite) and had then gave me a nice handwritten card later in the flight. I did not get a medallion, but I think I missed out on that due to a reroute earlier in my journey. I think it was on the first flight I was supposed to take. I have some photos and will give the details in the million miler thread that we already have going.




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Old Feb 6, 2024, 5:55 pm
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02/04 | SFOĖSAT | 08:50 dep | Skywest E175

Being UX there was no pre-order, choice, or description. Simply, “Do you want breakfast?” after the initial round of drinks. Appears to be the same Yogurt Granola Bowl recently shown in mainline pre-order options. As an egg-averse pescatarian, I found the entree fine. Significantly better than the cold cereal on UX prior to the pandemic. Yogurt wasn’t overwhelming sweet so it must have been plain given the large amount of honey holding the pumpkin-seed granola and berries in place. Fresh fruit bowl was also welcome. But the croissant-shaped roll with strawberry jam, cinnamon streusel biscotti, and banana-walnut breakfast cookie were just too much sugar load. I wish I’d limited myself to just the roll with butter and taken the packaged cookies for later.

First-class FA was perfunctory at best. No PDB despite a nearly 1-hour gate hold thanks to high winds that reduced SFO operations to a single runway for both arrivals and departures. It was particularly irritating given the captain pointed out the seatbelt sign would be off when announcing the hold. No hot towels. And an hour prior to landing when I asked for another black coffee, I got an eye roll and reply that she’d just thrown it out so I’d have to wait while another pot brewed.

Can anyone explain why a breakfast tray got a wine glass yet cold beverages were served in the hefty plastic tumblers used for Polaris PDB?


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