United Airlines launches free sandwich test

United Airlines has announced that, beginning March 1, it will introduce free sandwiches in the economy class on flights from Chicago O´Hare, Newark Liberty International, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Denver International Airport and Dulles International Airport, as well as Guam, the company said.

The move comes after United tested the free economy cabin sandwich on flights from O´Hare to Honolulu last spring. The positive feedback from that test apparently prompted United to expand the free offering.

United´s financials are now vastly improved, and the carrier is competing aggressively for customers with legacy rivals that include American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL).

Internationally, United recently upgraded its Kosher food service to Tel Aviv after receiving considerable customer feedback. Delta launched an enhanced international economy cabin product that could pave the way for food upgrades on domestic flights.

United declined to say what kind of sandwiches will be offered in the expanded test.