Author Karen May
Want a bite in-flight? Your next in-flight snack purchase can satisfy your hunger – and that of needy individuals and families across the United States.
Last month, United introduced its new Choice Menu Bistro on Board, offering new fresh food items in United Economy on most flights scheduled for more than three-and-a-half hours within North America and to and from Central America.
For breakfast, you might enjoy a ham and Swiss baguette, sweet cheese pastry or our morning energy selection. (Morning energy: think protein!) For lunch or dinner, artisan cheeses; a caprese baguette; a bacon, lettuce and tomato wrap; a roast beef and cheddar baguette; and an Asian-style noodle salad may be on the menu. Certain Hawaii flights also offer warm skillet dishes.
If you’re looking for lighter fare, the Choice Menu Snack Shop offers three snack boxes plus candy, pita chips and hummus, granola bars, Pringles and Chex Mix.
Packaging for Choice Menu fresh options has changed as well, with environmentally friendly packaging replacing traditional packaging.
When you purchase items from the Choice Menu, you’re also helping those in need. Through the “Eat for Good” program, United donates a portion of the proceeds from Choice Menu sales throughout the year to
nonprofit organizations. For the month of September—Hunger Action Month—United will donate to Feeding America, a well-known hunger relief organization, and Common Threads, which provides nutrition education.