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United Airlines to Upgrade Inflight Dining

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United Airlines has enhanced its lunch, dinner and beverage choices for domestic first-class passengers, offering travelers chef-inspired meals and premium beverages that elevate the inflight experience.

The changes include:

New, premium salads beginning this month for customers flying United First and United Business within North America;

New, premium sandwiches and wraps, beginning 1 September, for United First and United Business customers within North America;

Addition of Prosecco sparkling wine in premium cabins beginning this fall;

Introduction of premium-cabin meals to flights of shorter duration, beginning in 2015; and

Fresh meal options for premium-cabin customers on United Express flights, beginning in 2015.

Premium-Cabin Refresh

Earlier this month, United began offering customers in premium cabins on North America flights four new salad entre choices a Southwestern salad, an Asian-style noodle salad, a seasonal greens with roast beef and blue cheese salad and a Strawberry Fields salad replacing the previous chicken and shrimp salad options.

In September, premium-cabin customers on flights within North America will be able to enjoy new chilled sandwiches and wraps Italian prosciutto on tomato focaccia, a Thai-style chicken wrap, Cobb salad wrap and caprese on Asiago baguette as well as new warmed options turkey and Swiss on cranberry baguette, ham and Swiss on pretzel baguette, chicken and mozzarella on tomato focaccia and roast beef and cheddar on Asiago baguette.

Designed by Uniteds team of chefs, the new salads and sandwiches will be made fresh daily and paired with a gluten-free soup, along with Uniteds signature service elements, including warmed nuts, premium snacks and warmed cookies.

On transcontinental flights and on longer mid-continental dinner flights, the airline will continue to offer customers a choice between a pasta dish and a chicken or beef option.

These changes mark the beginning of an extensive overhaul of our North America and international food service, offering travelers a level of service above that offered by our peers, said Lynda Coffman, Uniteds vice president of food services. Our new selections offer customers more of what they tell us they want when they travel variety, bold flavor combinations and higher quality.

Additional Food and Beverage Changes

Beginning this fall, United will add Prosecco sparkling wine to its premium-cabin beverages on mainline North America flights.

By mid-2015, United will further enhance its inflight dining by:

Launching completely redesigned menu concepts and expanding premium-cabin meals within North America to flights that are more than two hours and 20 minutes, or 800 miles;

Upgrading premium-cabin meal service on domestic and international United Express flights, replacing snack boxes with freshly prepared food; and

Significantly enhancing United Economy meals and beverages on long-haul international flights.

United offers inflight meals and snacks depending on flight duration, departure time, origin and destination.

Customer Investments

The airlines food and beverage enhancements are Uniteds latest investment in its customers onboard experience. The company also offers:

Premium-cabin, flat-bed seats on every long-haul international flight to and from the continental United States;

Wi-Fi on more than 290 aircraft, including the airlines entire Airbus and Boeing 747 fleets;

Personal device entertainment on dozens of aircraft; and

Live television on more than 200 aircraft.

United Airlines, Business Class, Gourmet, Wine, First Class

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