The Friendly Skies Meals will continue to be boarded until all of the supplies have been depleated. Therefore, some stations may have the Friendly Skies Meal, while others will have the United Kids Meal.
As far as what is being cut from flights, be very careful when reading the following, as there are VERY SPECIFIC flights which the supplies are being cut from, and the changes DO NOT effect all flights.
NORTH AMERICA MEAL SERVICE CHANGES
-McDonald's Friendly Skies Meals no longer offered. United will board the standard children's meal currently used at non-McDonald's locations. Apparently, the company is working on a special United-designed children's meal and packaging that they "hope to introduce later this year."
-Removing Mrs. Fields cookies in UF on pre-arrival service flights. This is the second service warm cookie. However, the cookies will still be boarded when it's the primary dessert on short haul flights.
-Removing grapefruit juice, olives, and lemon peels from the beverage units.
-Removing Godiva chocolates from all flights.
-Changing ratios and choices from beef to pasta on lunch and dinner flights in Economy. This reduces the amount of the beef and chicken entrées and increases pasta.
-Removing refresher towels in all cabins on North America flights LESS THAN 3.5 hours long.
-Removed United First tray table linens on flights LESS THAN 3.5 hours. Passenger meal trays will now be placed directly on seat tray tables.
INTERNATIONAL MEAL SERVICE CHANGES
-Reducing refresher towels by one in most cabins. EVERYONE will still receive a refresher towel!
-Removing Godiva and all chocolates from United First and United Business in all international markets.
-Replacing Dalwinnie/Glenmorangie with Johnnie Walker Black in United First and United Business.
-Removing the welcome page from international menus for UF and UB.
-Eliminating cheese and cracker from tray setup in Economy.
-Removing United Economy menus in all Atlantic markets.
-Removing the soup course (FC/BC) from trans-Pacific, Narita-Singapore and Narita-Bangkok flights.
-Changing Mexico City to San Jose, Costa Rica, from full lunch and dinner service to a snack.
-Removing United Economy menus in all Latin America markets.
-Boarding videos will no longer be provisioned and United will be returning to standard boarding music. FYI...boarding videos are the videos that have pictures of fish, etc. playing...
-United will go back to twice a month short subject programming for North America flights. Still better than most airlines.
-The second movie will be eliminated on westbound Transcon flights.
-The children's wings, playing cards, coat tags, portfolio paper and children's activity kits will be eliminated. Intra-Asia amenity kits will be eliminated
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