When you’re rushing out the door to catch a flight – one of the first things on the chopping block is the luxury of enjoying a nutritious and healthy breakfast at home before your flight.
After all – who has time to cook when you’re scrambling to get all the kids in the car (making sure to count heads so you don’t have a Home Alone situation).
And while you hope your hunger pains will be somewhat satisfied by the in-flight stale pretzels or crackers – one airline has upped their snack game and just wait until you see what they have to offer!
United Airlines has broken the mold and is now offering snacks unmatched by other airlines – at least for now.
According to The Points Guy, here is what you can expect on your next United Airlines flight:
- Dark chocolate and sea salt chocolate crisps by Undercover Snacks, starting March 1.
- Apple and mango fruit bars by That’s it, starting April 1.
- Savory snack mix by Summer Harvest, starting April 1.
It’s about time healthy snacks are available to all passengers, including those with dietary restrictions.
With the new on-flight snack options, you can choose a kosher, gluten, or allergen-free snack option (that doesn’t taste like cardboard) and actually has some nutritional value.
And don’t worry about hitting the ATM before your flight either (as if you had time) because unlike Spirit Airlines and Alaska Airlines, these snacks are complimentary – even if you purchased a basic economy fare.
This could save you thousands if you are like the woman who packed two egg McMuffins in her carry-on bag and was fined $1,874.
United Airlines knows their snack cart is a major part of their flight operations – as they claim to hand out 12 million snacks a month!
The Points Guy reported.
“We know the snack cart is often the highlight of a flight, so getting it right is very important to us. With the addition of Undercover Snacks, That’s it. Fruit Bars and a classic Savory Snack Mix, we’re confident there’s something for everyone,” Aaron McMillan, managing director of hospitality and planning, said in a statement.”
Sadly, the new snacks are the only highlight United Airlines has to offer.
Cabin meals continue to get poor ratings and have not been upgraded since the pre-pandemic era (if you can remember a time before the mandate mania).
And in a desperate attempt to appear “inclusive”, United Airlines rolled out the first ever entirely LGBT flight, where all staff, including the pilot, “identified” as LGBT.
But travelers could care less about rainbow masks – they just want an on-time flight and decent food with less sodium than a bottle of soy sauce.
Zach Griff, The Points Guy, urged United on Twitter to improve their meals as their next big move:
The Chicago-based airline has been taking all the requests to heart and has opened a test kitchen near its Willis Tower headquarters.
While flying is not completely stress-free (and likely never will be), we can still celebrate the little wins like fun snack options to pass the time on a boring flight!
What are your favorite airline snacks?
What snack do you wish airlines would offer passengers?
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