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User currently offlineAirmaleJUM From United States of America, joined May 2009, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8735 times:

I remember people asking questions about UA's first class product. These are some pictures of United's domestic first class meals.
Breakfast. DEN-LGA

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Continental Breakfast (Business 1 flights and flights around 2 hours) LGA-ORD
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Snack (Business 1 flights and flights between 1.5 and 2 hours. longer flights on off meal times.) ORD-LGA
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Lunch Salad (Domestic Lunch) DEN-BWI
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Lunch Sandwich (Domestic Lunch) DEN-BWI
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Warmed Nuts (comes with lunch and dinner service) IAD-DEN
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Roast Chicken Dinner IAD-DEN
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Pasta Shells Dinner (Dinner service on flights between 2 and three hours) ORD-DFW
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Chocolate cake desert (no more ice cream  Sad . . . ) IAD-DEN
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User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8537 times:

AirmaleJUM, Thanks!

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19927 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 8499 times:

Is it just me or do the dinners look identical to a Y-meal for an international flight served on plates rather than in disposable containers?

User currently offlineCairo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8413 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
Is it just me or do the dinners look identical to a Y-meal for an international flight served on plates rather than in disposable containers?

Exactly.

Except for the salad, which looks pretty good, everything is what used to be domestic Y class meal quality up until 8-10 years ago. Fruit and bread for breakfast with no hot item and a cold sandwich for lunch? Its like riding in economy on any US airline over the ocean - not exactly horrible but where does the premium part of premium class reveal itself?

Cairo


User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1697 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8385 times:

The food looks so....average, and the layout and presentation is so basic. I've seen meansl in Y that look just as good, and even better.
American carriers should drop all the pretensions associated with their First Class, and call it Business Lite or something along those lines.


User currently offlineATTart From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8345 times:



Quoting Directorguy (Reply 4):
The food looks so....average, and the layout and presentation is so basic. I've seen meansl in Y that look just as good, and even better.
American carriers should drop all the pretensions associated with their First Class, and call it Business Lite or something along those lines.

Well then when you become CEO of a USA Carrier you can name the classes of service what ever you like.



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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31101 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8327 times:
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Quoting Directorguy (Reply 4):
American carriers should drop all the pretensions associated with their First Class, and call it Business Lite or something along those lines.

It's been First Class since the airlines were founded - in many cases many, many decades ago. New carriers tend to go with Business Class to describe their "premium" product, but the older legacy airlines continue to call it First Class because it's a legacy nomenclature.


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8271 times:

pasta shells look good. They should add ice cream back to the brownie. It's really not that big of a deal to bring that back.


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User currently offlineDavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8211 times:

Not at all impressive. Mind you lucky they got anything to eat at all! On a recent ORD-YYC flight there was nothing in economy, nada, not even for purchase. If you look at it this way its even worse:
A 3hr 10min international flight with nothing to eat at all. Now, I can survive three hours without eating but we should be warned. I had just caught very tight connection, got lost in ORD and just made it to the gate. On board and in flight I thought I would buy a snack, "sorry sir we have nothing to offer on this flight"!
Mmmm? Even EsayJet and Ryan Air offer some snacks for purchase.....What has happened to aviation in North America?

[Edited 2009-06-05 17:29:12]

User currently offlineWeAreUnited From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8185 times:



Quoting DavidYYC (Reply 8):
Not at all impressive. Mind you lucky they got anything to eat at all! On a recent ORD-YYC flight there was nothing in economy, nada, not even for purchase. If you look at it this way its even worse:
A 3hr 10min international flight with nothing to eat at all. Now, I can survive three hours without eating but we should be warned. I had just caught very tight connection, got lost in ORD and just made it to the gate. On board and in flight I thought I would buy a snack, "sorry sir we have nothing to offer on this flight"!
Mmmm? Even EsayJet and Ryan Air offer some snacks for purchase.....What has happened to aviation in North America?

This is a United Express route. Not really a shocker that they didn't have food for sale. Only so much room in the galleys. I'm sure most aren't surprised by this.


User currently offlineJQFlightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 1001 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8161 times:

im sorry but none of that food looks remotely appealing, i give them points for still having food, but the quality of the food looks a little 'iffy'
I fly quiet alot in QF Domestic Business class if paxing to another based to work, and whether its a 55min sector MEL - ADL or a 2 hr sector BNE - CNS the business class meal is consistently nice, even on QFLink flights on Dash 8's the meal service is good!



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User currently offlineDavidYYC From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8161 times:



Quoting WeAreUnited (Reply 9):
This is a United Express route. Not really a shocker that they didn't have food for sale. Only so much room in the galleys. I'm sure most aren't surprised by this.

Well I was surprised, as I said, if I had known I would taken something of my own. So does being a United Express route make this OK? That service (or lack of) makes it worse then many other low cost airlines. Compared to South West or West Jet. Yet it had a 'front' or business section and a 'premium economy' section.


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8160 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):
Is it just me or do the dinners look identical to a Y-meal for an international flight served on plates rather than in disposable containers?

and the menu hasn't changed since I last flew UA in F, J or Y+...all those meals I sampled 3+ years ago, appalling!



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User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8133 times:
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Quoting DavidYYC (Reply 8):
Not at all impressive. Mind you lucky they got anything to eat at all! On a recent ORD-YYC flight there was nothing in economy, nada, not even for purchase. If you look at it this way its even worse:
A 3hr 10min international flight with nothing to eat at all. Now, I can survive three hours without eating but we should be warned. I had just caught very tight connection, got lost in ORD and just made it to the gate. On board and in flight I thought I would buy a snack, "sorry sir we have nothing to offer on this flight"!
Mmmm? Even EsayJet and Ryan Air offer some snacks for purchase.....What has happened to aviation in North America?

I've done that flight (actually Skywest rather than United). Last time I was on it, the F/A in the front did one drink service just after takeoff -- then disappeared the rest of the flight.

On the SFO-YYC United Express flight, the gate agent gives you fair warning, and then a stream of people head out to the F concourse food court.

Last time I did Air Canada out of Calgary (actually, YYC-YVR-YYZ), I got upgraded to first-class, as a UA Premier-Exec, where we had three full courses plus warm nuts, cheeses, and liqueurs.

Beats Skywest service with a stick.  goodvibes 


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8106 times:

All looks pretty foul to me, especially the "roast chicken" which looks like an awful ready meal.

I've stopped paying to fly United up front domestically since I was on a non-premium transcon flight at the end of last year. The meal service on a 5hr+ segment was just bad, even compared to a similar route on AA. American are hardly fantastic on the catering side but it certainly beats what UA have to offer, hopefully my flights tomorrow continue the tradition.



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User currently offlineATTart From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7999 times:

It is just food people!!! What a bunch of elites a-net people!!! If, I want fine dining, then go to a 5 Star Restaurant in the city you are visiting..


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7959 times:

At least UA gives you a meal for free up front. I'm not exactly looking forward to the day I fly UA GSO-IAD-SEA, leaving GSO around 6:00 AM, having just barely a 1 hour layover, and then flying all the way to SEA, where I then have to transfer to Alaska in a short period and the continue on to FAI, all in Y. Fortunately I'm traveling for the Air Force and will be on per diem so I won't have to feel too bad about forking over the money for B.O.B.

The only real plus is this will be my first time flying UA, and I am looking forward to Channel 9.

Quoting AirmaleJUM (Thread starter):

Chocolate cake desert (no more ice cream Sad . . . ) IAD-DEN

We got ice cream on Delta in Y coming back from FRA to CVG last summer.


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7872 times:

Some of it is actually not that bad. The steak salad is pretty tasty, and I actually like the deli plate they serve as a snack on the midrange and biz 1 flights.

NS


User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7820 times:

The chicken is exactly what you would have gotten in Y class back in 2000 or so.

The worst is the LGA-ORD continental breakfast


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7641 times:



Quoting ATTart (Reply 15):
It is just food people!!! What a bunch of elites a-net people!!! If, I want fine dining, then go to a 5 Star Restaurant in the city you are visiting..

I think the point, though, is that since the fare for first class is significantly higher than the fare for coach, flyers--not just Anetters, but general first-class flyers--expect a higher level of service, including the quality of food. I think flyers know it's no longer going to be a five-star dining experience, but still, since they're paying so much, they expect something at least decent.



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User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7622 times:

You have something decent, lots of legroom, a comfortable seat, constant service, and free "average" food and drinks.

User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31101 posts, RR: 85
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7622 times:
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Quoting Soxfan (Reply 19):
I think the point, though, is that since the fare for first class is significantly higher than the fare for coach...

It is significantly higher then the cheapest discounted Economy Class fares, but I often pay as little as $25 more for unrestricted First Class over unrestricted Economy Class on carriers like UA, AS and CO making it a good bargain.


User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1697 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7561 times:



Quoting ATTart (Reply 5):

....and here's to wishful thinking!  biggrin 


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