New Economy “Bistro on Board” Menu Choices for United

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If you’ve gotten bored with the same-old, same-old in United Economy, check out the new “Bistro on Board” options that just became available January 1st on flights over three and a half hours. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all get new options including a ham and cheddar baguette, Asian-style noodle salad, a chicken wrap, and more. The full announcement is below:

Beginning January 1, new Choice Menu “Bistro on Board” fresh food options will be available for purchase in United Economy® on most flights scheduled for more than three-and-half hours within North America and to Latin America.

New breakfast “Bistro on Board” selections include a ham and cheddar baguette and a morning energy selection of a hard-boiled egg, cheese, grapes, wheat roll and almond butter.  New lunch and dinner selections include an artisan cheese selection; Asian-style noodle salad; roast beef and cheddar baguette; and chicken wrap with creamy sesame ginger sauce.

Vegetarian “Bistro on Board” options include the morning energy selection and an artisan cheese selection.

In addition, a bistro scramble – featuring scrambled eggs, potatoes, ham, bell peppers and cheddar cheese – and a lunch and dinner chicken stir fry – made with chicken breast, zucchini, carrots and green onions over steamed rice – are available on flights between Hawaii and Chicago, Newark, Houston and Washington, D.C.

Along with “Bistro on Board”, we continue to offer Choice Menu “Snack Shop” items for purchase all day in United Economy on most North America and Latin America flights scheduled for more than two hours.

A portion of the Choice Menu proceeds will support charities through the Eat for Good program. For more information, visit View a complete listing of Choice Menu selections and pricing on or in Hemispheres magazine, which customers will find in the seatback pockets of our aircraft.

The new stuff sounds interesting, although not really groundbreaking. If you want to see a revolution in the making, check out the comments on United’s “Hub” community here:



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    • While I don’t fly United often, you seem to have misread the information. The link you posted mentions the new menu items that were available on October 1st. The menu I’m writing about is brand new as of January 1st. I know it seems hard to believe, but UA appears to be changing their menu fairly regularly and I think that’s a very, very good thing. Thanks for reading! I’ll try to keep you posted on the next wave of new menu developments at UA as well. If they follow the same schedule, we’ll be getting new options in April.

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