United cooking up new inflight food offerings

SHARE United cooking up new inflight food offerings

Chicken and sausage jambalaya with white rice and green unions. | United Airlines

Maybe United Airlines sees the way to a passenger’s heart is through the stomach.

The Chicago-based airline is preparing a multimillion-dollar upgrade of its inflight food offerings beginning Feb. 1. Most of the changes are coming for passengers in the first-class seats. And meal service is being expanded to include flights of at least 800 miles or 2 hours and 20 minutes during mealtimes.

Examples from the new menu is cage-free scrambled eggs prepared skillet style, lobster macaroni and cheese; and chicken and sausage jambalaya. Fresh-baked cookies will be available on some flights.

“Our customers tell us they want greater options and fresh, savory dining choices when they fly with us,” said Lynda Coffman, United’s vice president of food services. “With these latest enhancements, we will offer restaurant-quality cuisine that enriches their in-flight experience.”

United Express will replace snack boxes with foods prepared inflight for its premium passengers too.

The Latest
The man was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries from the crash, but wasn’t struck by the shots, police said.
The victims were standing in the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue when someone in a passing car fired shots.
After 15 years at Carlyle Lake, the Illinois High School Association is finally moving the state finals for bass fishing . . . to Lake Shelbyville for the next five years.
As MLB celebrates Father’s Day this weekend, Mark Leiter Jr. shares stories about growing up in major-league clubhouses with his dad.
Couple considers leaving longtime hometown, and all the friends and neighbors there, to be more involved with their children and grandchildren.