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Let's Eat! - 2008 Business Class (Domestic and International) Edition

Let's Eat! - 2008 Business Class (Domestic and International) Edition

 
Old Dec 31, 07, 2:10 pm
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Let's Eat! - 2008 Business Class (Domestic and International) Edition

A New Year and time for a New Thread on UA's Business Class meal service.

With a nod to warreng24, the following reference for UA Business Class meal service:

Generally speaking, domestic flights with food service in Business Class can be broken down into two types:
1) p.s. flights
2) Mainline flights over 2.5 hours


1) P.S. flights: Passengers in Business Class can expect a meal to be served for all non-redeye flights. Redeye flights can expect a fruit & cheese plate.


2) Domestic mainline flights over 2.5 hours: Passengers in Business Class can expect meals according to the following scheduled flight departure times:[list][*]0500 - 1000 Breakfast[*]1001 - 1059 No Meal Service[*]1100 - 1300 Lunch[*]1301 - 1559 No Meal Service[*]1600 - 1900 Dinner[*]1901 - 0459 No Meal Service[/list

Business Class passengers on domestic United Airlines flights other then p.s. with durations under 2.5 hours in length will receive the "gold bag" of pre-packaged mixed nuts.

The one for Domestic and International First Class meals can be found at http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8979767
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Old Jan 11, 08, 3:46 pm
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I flew IAD-LHR in C the other night. Basically the same menu as it's been the last two months, and it is gross. I don't enjoy pork (other than in the form of harm, proscuitto, or bacon), and I think that's a much less appreciated main option than beef; plus all the Charlie Trotter's I've tried have been gross. Next, the chicken is in a curry sauce. Sure, I love curry just as much as the next guy, I had Indian food for dinner last night, but do you really want to be doing that to people on a plane? For starters, the smell is pretty gross, and secondly it can really test out the methane-absorption qualities of the UA seat. Also, UA pasta is gross, period, so that rules that out. I just skipped dinner. Actually, I had a bit of sushi beforehand at IAD (thank God for that thread), and it was really quite decent, both in taste and price.
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Old Jan 11, 08, 3:47 pm
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Departing From: San Francisco California (SFO)
Traveling To: J F K New York (JFK)
Date: January 3
Gate: 81
Departure Time: 12:45 p.m.
p.s. Business Class


to begin
T CITRUS-CURED SMOKED SALMON
Caramelized fennel citrus salad
with organic yuzu-miso vinaigrette

salad
FRESH SEASONAL GREENS
Classic Caesar or roasted garlic red wine vinaigrette



main course
T SEARED SEA SCALLOPS WITH ORGANIC GINGER-SOY-HIJIKI SAUCE
AND FRESH SOY BEANS

Poached tofu and shiitake mushrooms


T VEGETABLE SREW WITH FARFALLE PASTA

STUFFED CHICKEN WITH SPINACH AND RICOTTA
WITH RED PEPPER SAUCE

Red potato gratin and stir-fried vegetables


dessert

ICE CREAM
CHEESE PLATE WITH FRESH SEASONAL FRUIT
Jarlsberg, Reny Picot Fontina, St. Andre Triple Creme


prior to arrival

A SELECTION OF EXTRAORDINARY CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
FROM GAYETY'S CHOCOLATES.




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The menu still showed 12/07 and I tasted the same course before.
I guessed that the menu for 1/08 not came out yet on Jan 03, 2008.
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Old Jan 11, 08, 3:52 pm
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Any thoughts what I should expect in C IAD-MUC on Monday?
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Old Jan 11, 08, 3:56 pm
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I'd be interested in this as well and also FRA-IAD. Have both coming up soon. Anything changed on these routes lately? I flew both in November 2007.

Originally Posted by CMHtoORDtoAnywhere View Post
Any thoughts what I should expect in C IAD-MUC on Monday?
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Old Jan 13, 08, 4:08 pm
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What to expect: IAD-DEN Dinner Low-cal/low-fat

If I request the low-cal or low-fat meal for my 5:05 PM IAD-DEN dinner flight (UA903 on 777), any ideas what to expect. Thanks!
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Old Jan 16, 08, 10:54 pm
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UA 903, IAD-DEN, 1730 departure, 1/16/08

Date traveled: 16 JAN 2008
Flight Number: 903 (IAD-DEN)
Aircraft Type: B777-200
Class of Service: C (Domestic)
Mealtime: Dinner

Pre-departure beverage offered but only water due to delay

Drinks and nuts served after takeoff

Dinner Choices
Hot sandwich with turkey, pastrami and cheese. Served on single tray with roasted potatoes in dish with sandwich. Accompanied by cake that looked like banana flavored.

Cheese tortellini in tomato sauce. Accompanied by cake that looked like banana flavored.

I pre-ordered the low-calorie meal

Salad: iceberg lettuce with 2 tomato slices and lemon wedge (F/A got me asian sesame dressing from FC)
Roll with country crock spread
Breast of chicken, cup of tomato sauce, sauteed spinach and heaping serving of mushroom risotto
Vegan chocolate chip cookie

Great dinner and very filling! Will definitely order from now on.

Drinks were refilled often throughout flight by great crew.

Orders were taken:

11 A B D then she crossed over to 11 E F H G then she crosssed back to
12 A B D then she crossed over to 12 E F H G then she crossed back to

well, you get the point...

Also had a medical situation on board which the crew handled very swiftly and professionally...
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Old Jan 20, 08, 2:05 am
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to begin
Lemon grass skewered shrimp and Genoa salami; whole grain
mustard sauce

Fresh seasonal greens; Ranch or Asian sesame ginger dressing

main course

Korean barbecue beef with bulgogi sauce; steamed rice and
broccoli

Spice-rubbed chicken with vodka sauce; potato pierogis and
Swiss chard

Pan-fried ginger marinated salmon with garlic black bean
sauce; steamed rice and Chinese broccoli with garlic oyster
sauce

dessert

International cheese selection: Manchego, Rosenborg Noble
Blue

Eli's Caramel Apple Cobbler

midflight snack

Sandwiches, Lay's baked chips, Ghirardelli chocolate,
granola bars and other assorted snacks

Hot noodles are available upon request

prior to arrival

Pesto ciabatta with mesquite turkey; flame-roasted potato
medley

Fresh seasonal fruit plate with creamy yogurt

Champagne
Philipponnat NV Brut Royale Reserve
Pommery Brut Royal NV

White wine
Chateau De Tracy "Mademoiselle De T" 2005 Pouilly Fume
Guy Saget Les Logeres 2006 Pouilly Fume
Estancia Pinnacles Chardonnay 2005 Monterey
Hawk Crest Chardonnay 2006 California

Red wine
Taurus Roble 2004 Toro (Tempranillo)
Capcanes Mas Donis 2005 Montsant (Tempranillo/Garnacha)
Aquinas Merlot 2004 Napa
Pedroncelli Bench Vineyards Merlot 2005 DCV
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Old Jan 20, 08, 2:06 am
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to begin
Fresh seasonal greens - cucumber, tomatoes and roasted
sunflower seeds; French dressing

main course
Hunan-style chicken with Chin-kiang vinegar sauce; stir-
fried Chinese noodles and sauteed broccoli

Grilled cod with lemon dill butter sauce; Basmati rice with
vegetables, sauteed spinach with enoki mushrooms

dessert
Apricot cheesecake with apricot coulis

quick and lite meal
In lieu of our formal meal presentation,
we offer a complete service for the lighter appetite.

Fresh seasonal fruit

Warm crispy bacon, apple and celery wrap served with
horseradish sauce

Apricot cheesecake with apricot coulis

[wines same as LAX-HKG]
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Old Jan 20, 08, 2:51 am
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to begin
Fresh seasonal greens - cucumber, tomatoes and roasted
sunflower seeds; French dressing

main course
Hunan-style chicken with Chin-kiang vinegar sauce; stir-
fried Chinese noodles and sauteed broccoli

Grilled cod with lemon dill butter sauce; Basmati rice with
vegetables, sauteed spinach with enoki mushrooms

dessert
Apricot cheesecake with apricot coulis

quick and lite meal
In lieu of our formal meal presentation,
we offer a complete service for the lighter appetite.

Fresh seasonal fruit

Warm crispy bacon, apple and celery wrap served with
horseradish sauce

Apricot cheesecake with apricot coulis

[wines same as LAX-HKG]
That sounds good and pretty authentic.
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Old Jan 22, 08, 12:47 am
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to begin
Your selected entree will be accompanied by fresh fruits
and breakfast breads

main course

Herb omelette with grilled chicken sausage; Lyonnaise
potatoes and oven-baked tomato with Parmesan cheese

Braised beef brisket with egg noodles; Chinese black
mushrooms, choy sum and spring onions

Continental breakfast; selection of fresh seasonal fruits,
cereal and yogurt

prior to arrival
Fettuccine with dill cream sauce; grilled zucchini, fresh
mushrooms and chopped tomatoes with herbs

or

Chicken Caesar salad; pan-seared chicken strips,
romaine lettuce, fresh tomato wedges, croutons and
Caesar dressing

dessert
Apple cake with vanilla sauce
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UA 903, IAD-DEN, 1730 departure, 1/21/08

Date traveled: 21 JAN 2008
Flight Number: 903 (IAD-DEN)
Aircraft Type: B777-200
Class of Service: C (Domestic)
Mealtime: Dinner

NO pre-departure beverage service.

Drinks and nuts served after takeoff, about 30 minutes into the flight. Warm moist towelette followed.

Dinner Choices
Hot sandwich with turkey, pastrami and cheese. Served on single tray with roasted potatoes in dish with sandwich. Accompanied by key-lime pie.

Cheese tortellini in tomato sauce. Accompanied by a slice of key-lime pie and a roll with butter.

I had the cheese tortellini. Something about a sandwich on a "dinner" flight just doesn't sit right with me. The tortellini was excellent, though I know others are not fans of it. The sandwich, at least in the mini-cabin, seemed to be the popular choice on this flight. The tortellini came with a roll with butter, while the sandwich did not.

Drinks were refilled often throughout flight by great crew. Service was slow to get started, but once it got started, it was great. My red-wine was re-filled several times without having to ask.
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Old Jan 23, 08, 2:41 pm
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to begin
Grilled smoked salmon, prosciutto bruschetta;
vegetable sushi and pickled ginger

Fresh seasonal greens; Creamy Caesar or soy vinaigrette

main course
Pan-seared filet mignon with Madeira sauce; baked potato
wedges and herbs with green beans, carrot, pepper saute

Chicken Florentine with smoked Gouda and tomato basil sauce;
mushroom risotto and asparagus saute

Washoku zen selection
Appetizers of salmon sushi with fish eggs, roasted lime-
flavor beef with miso, quick-blanched tuna, broiled salmon,
sansho-flavored sweet smelt, seaweed-flavored flounder and
somen noodles topped with sweet egg
A main course of barbecued eel kabayaki, shrimp and
scallop flavored with sake and seaweed, marinated broiled
sea bass, steamed tofu and assorted vegetables served with
steamed rice and Japanese pickled vegetables
Served with green tea
Items in this meal may contain traces of MSG

dessert

International cheese selection: Red Cheddar, Coulommiers

Eli's praline cheesecake

prior to arrival

Scrambled egg and Red Cheddar crepe with mushroom cream
sauce; Canadian bacon

Fresh seasonal fruit plate with creamy yogurt

Today's menu features beef from Australia.

When making reservations on future flights to and from
Japan, you may secure the Japanese meal by preordering.

We apologize if occasionally your choice is not available.

[wines same as on previous Pacific flights noted here]
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Old Jan 23, 08, 7:09 pm
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Date traveled: 19 JAN 2008
Flight Number: 946 (LAX-IAD)
Aircraft Type: B777-200
Class of Service: C (Domestic)
Mealtime: Breakfast


Choice between spinach and feta omelette and fruit plate. I went with the omelette, which was VERY good.

Simply put BEST CREW EVER, although more details to follow in the trip report.
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Old Jan 23, 08, 7:11 pm
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Date traveled: 20 JAN 2008
Flight Number: 947 (IAD-LAX)
Aircraft Type: B777-200
Class of Service: C (Domestic)
Mealtime: Dinner


Choice between Chicken Curry, "Shortribs," pasta, or kids meal. Took the meat, which was good.

Once again most ridiculously good crew ever, with details to follow in the trip report.
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