United Airlines Upgrades Premium Dining Options
CHICAGO, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — United Airlines introduces new menu options in its premium cabins beginning tomorrow. Customers on long-haul international flights traveling in United Global First and United BusinessFirst can choose from high-quality, restaurant-style entrees, including selections of beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian-style pastas.
“The changes come after many months of input from customers and from our Congress of Chefs, as well as taste-testing sessions,” said Sandra Pineau-Boddison, vice president of Food Services for United. “Our goal is to deliver a better and more-consistent experience for our customers, while offering greater variety and choice.”
Premium-cabin customers begin their dining experience with warm nuts accompanied by a spirit, beer, wine or champagne. United Global First customers receive a six-course meal of an appetizer, soup, salad with gourmet breads, entree, cheese and fruit, and dessert. For United BusinessFirst customers, the airline offers a five-course meal with an appetizer, salad with gourmet breads, entree, cheese and fruit, and dessert.
Regional specialties include sushi appetizers and Japanese meals on flights to and from Tokyo and Osaka, and hot noodle soup as a mid-flight snack on flights to and from China.
All premium-cabin meals conclude with made-to-order ice cream sundaes, liqueurs, world-class port wine and freshly brewed coffee.
United offers these options on long-haul international flights between the United States and Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America, Asia and Australia.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,605 flights a day to 375 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other airline in North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for more than 125 new aircraft deliveries from 2012 through 2019, including 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 25 Airbus A350XWBs. United was rated the world’s most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine’s 2012 airline-industry list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United’s MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 190 countries via 25 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
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