United Airlines is upping the food service offerings in its United Club lounges. The company is adding oatmeal, bagel sticks(!?!?) and hardboiled eggs during breakfast hours. Afternoon and evening service will include hummus, sliced salami, soup and “healthy salads” along with Shelia G’s Brownie Brittle for those with a sweet tooth. Worth noting, I suppose, that the menu card in the photo calls out the eggs and salami as “limited time offering” items but no further details are listed.
— Airline Reporter (@AirlineReporter) March 3, 2015
The official announcement is coming on Wednesday but United hosted an event in Chicago on Tuesday where some folks got to taste the new options. A bit unfortunate that the company isn’t answering questions as part of the “sneak peek” given the conflicting info coming out from the event, but I suppose much of that will clear up tomorrow.
United fresh food offerings out in c16 in o'Hare tomorrow morning with clubs to follow all over US, Houston, Otg, etc pic.twitter.com/5adTgzU9Bt
— Chelsea Bryan (@flyaerogirl) March 3, 2015
Best I can tell from the mixed info I’ve seen is that Chicago gets the new food first and that it will be rolling out across the system from there. But no one at the company will confirm that yet.
The new items will be available at United Clubs at ORD beginning this week; at IAH, DEN, EWR, LAX, SFO and IAD by the end of summer; and at all other United Clubs worldwide by the end of the year.
This is definitely United playing catch-up to Delta, and to a lesser extent American, in terms of free “food” offerings in the clubs. I still wouldn’t depend on it for a real meal but it does offer the potential for snack time to be a bit healthier and tastier than the prior set of options.