United to expand in-flight menu

Starting July 1, United will offer personal-size Uno´s Chicago-style deep-dish pizza on its in-flight menu, and it will expand its onboard beer list to include New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA beginning September 1, the airline said.

United customers will also have more Choice Menu options, including Bistro on Board items like the breakfast egg white flatbread; Thai-style chicken ciabatta sandwich; and the new, Mediterranean-inspired protein box, featuring a healthy mix of almonds, sesame sticks, roasted red pepper hummus, and cracked wheat salad.

United has also refreshed some of its popular Snack Shop items, including the tapas box, which now includes flatbread crackers, almonds, bruschetta, cheese spread, hummus, olive crackers, dried fruit, ginger mints and a sea salt dark chocolate caramel.

All new menu items and refreshed snackboxes will be available for purchase on flights within the US with a scheduled flight time of more than 3.5 hours and on all international flights from the US to Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

Snack Shop items are available on all flights over 1.5 hours within North America, including the Caribbean and select Latin American cities, Singapore, and Australia.

United´s popular cheeseburger and fries will remain on the menu.

Also starting July 1, United will provide customers seated in Economy Plus on its premium transcontinental routes (BOS-SFO, EWR-LAX, and EWR-SFO in both directions) a complimentary hot fresh entrée, dessert and fruit, a pre-arrival snack and alcoholic beverages. Sample menu selections include savory roasted chicken with a smoked barbecue sauce and butternut squash tortellini with sage cream sauce. Dessert options will include cheesecake, as well as a chocolate brownie and fresh seasonal fruit.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 335 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. The airline operates 737 mainline aircraft and its United Express partners operate 483 regional aircraft, and is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines.