The butt of many jokes for many years, United Airlines is retiring its (in)famous pre-arrival premium class meals on transatlantic westbound flights.
Why does this merit a post? Because we’ve been served something like this for five years, with no exception–
As reported on Flyertalk, the hot sandwich/wrap/burrito has been replaced with two cold options, such as a cheese plate (going back to legacy United days) or grilled salmon. Here’s a menu from a flight from Milan to Newark yesterday:
Prior to arrival
Soba noodle salad and teriyaki sauce
Cheese and Charcuterie Plate
Grapes, caramelized onion chutney and crackers
I won’t criticize or praise it until I have sampled it, but the old wraps were not befitting of first class and the change is welcome.