Free snacks return to United Airlines flights

United Airlines said it will be offering free snacks in United Economy on thousands of daily flights within North America and Latin America beginning in February 2016.

The free snacks come as United continues preparations to bring illycaffe´s signature scuro dark roast coffee to United Club locations at the airline´s mainland US hubs beginning this month and to flights worldwide next summer.

Customers on flights departing before 9:45 a.m. will receive a morning stroopwafel, a Dutch, caramel-filled waffle that pairs perfectly with coffee or tea.

Flights departing after 9:45 a.m. will offer packaged savory snacks, such as an Asian-style snack mix of rice crackers, sesame sticks and wasabi peas or a zesty-ranch mix of mini pretzel sticks, Cajun corn sticks and ranch soy nuts.

Passengers will continue to enjoy United´s Choice Menu items for purchase on flights that offer these options today. United joined with The Trotter Project this year, as the airline designed new chef-inspired, fresh Choice Menu options.

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 352 airports across six continents. In 2014, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 138 million customers.