Each month United tinkers with its buy-on-board menu, offering a “Snack Shop” on all flights over two hours and a “Bistro on Board” for flights over 3.5 hours.
This month, one of my favorites is back — cheeseburgers! I know, I know: the visualization of an airline cheeseburger may not be pretty, but United has historically pulled off cheeseburgers very well in both business and economy class.
The cheeseburger will cost $11.99 and is “served with a pretzel bun, lettuce, tomato, pickles and a side of French fry chips”.
This items will replace the roast beef sandwich, which was tasty but seemed to get soggy when cooked in the oven.
Maybe I have a constant craving for hamburgers because I am on a strict diet at home, but I hope I happen to be on a flight this month that has them. (I am not so desperate that I will book a flight just for the hamburger!)
Some other changes:
- The rotating craft beer this month is Sam Adams (cost = $7.99)
- The breakfast menu is changing:
- The fruit and cheese tray and maple ham and cheese sandwich will be eliminated
- Instead, there will be three new items:
- Chobani Greek yogurt and fresh cut fruit, served with whole-grain oat granola (cost = $5.99)
- Jimmy Dean egg, sausage and cheese breakfast sandwich with fresh fruit cup (cost = $9.99)
- “Power-Start Breakfast” combo including a chicken sausage and egg skillet served with Chobani Greek yogurt and fruit (cost = $12.99)
While American Airlines and Delta Air Lines do not offer hot meals for purchase in economy class, Untied (and Alaska) continue to offer it. I do try to eat healthy and cheaper on the ground when I can, but if I have a tight connection or get to the airport late, I greatly appreciate being able to eat more than a snack box or cold wrap on a transcontinental flight if I am not upgraded.