Those of us who fly often tend to settle into a routine. Admit it. Same security line, same seat in the lounge, same seat onboard, same meal. For my Meal of the Week segment this week, I pay homage to the airline meal I’ve had more often than any other.
My MillionMiler status on United Airlines did not come overnight: it took a decade of flying on United. From 2004-2013 nearly every non-award flight I took was on United and the loyalty paid off. I now have Star Alliance Gold Status for life, or at least until United decides to rescind it.
Over those years I took many, many breakfast flights and rarely deviated from ordering eggs. From the time of the merger in 2011 to last year, the dish always looked the same—
Ah yes, the cheese omelet with cheesy potatoes, a circular puck of pork sausage, fruit, yogurt, and a cinnamon roll.
People on Flyertalk would often complain about this breakfast, but I never minded it. In fact, I looked forward to it…every time. What’s not to like about fat and carbs?
United has updated its breakfast menu and now rotates it more often. That’s probably more pleasing to more people, but sometimes I miss this breakfast.
What is the airline meal you have eaten most often over the years?