When you’re loyal to one airline, you tend to the run into the same meal often. Sometimes that is a curse, sometimes that is a blessing. In the case of United Airlines, the cheeseburger continues to be a blessing. After another great meal, I cannot help but to feature it once again in this week’s Meal of the Week segment.
I flew Air Serbia to New York JFK on Tuesday and had a business class connection back to LAX on United for a flight leaving at 9:35p. I arrived into JFK at noon and figured I would have plenty of time to get across town to Newark (EWR).
The journey to Newark took much longer than I expected, but I arrived at 5pm. By then, I just wanted to get home. Doing something I rarely do, I gave up my business class seat to fly standby on a flight leaving at 5:30p. Why? Well, to get home early of course. Also because I figured I would be more productive working for five hours on the flight then going to bed rather than working in the lounge, sleeping on the flight, then waking up to drive home.
But there was one other reason as well: I knew I could still have my hamburger. Honestly, that made the choice to fly coach on the earlier flight a little easier. While not served on a porcelain dish over a cloth placemat with real silverware, it was the same delicious burger. And unlike in first class, you get these amazing French Fry/crisps in economy class.
Look, you can laugh at me for having so much affinity for a terribly unhealthy airline cheeseburger, but let me tell you: I am not the only one!