I recently tried the Asiago bagel sandwich on United Airlines and recommend it as a satisfying breakfast snack on morning flights.
Asiago Bagel Sandwich On United Airlines
United offers a “Bistro on Board” service in economy class for flights over 1,500 miles within the United States (except longhaul Hawaiian routes, which offer complimentary meals). That includes a selection of two breakfast offerings on flights which depart between 5:00AM and 9:59AM; currently an Asiago bagel sandwich or a chia seed pudding from Beatrix Market. Each costs $8, with a 20% savings if you use your United co-branded credit card from Chase. Premier 1K members receive one free food item when sitting in economy class.
When my upgrade did not clear on a recent flight, I chose the sandwich, which was described as a “cage-free egg patty, cheddar cheese, and bacon on an Asiago bagel.”
I’m pleased to report the bagel hit the spot. Rather than being lukewarm or soggy, the food was piping hot and the combo of eggs, bacon, and bagel with cheese quite satisfying.
The nutrition facts were not printed on the label…ignorance is bliss. Eating with the plastic fork and knife was difficult since the bagel was almost toasted so I ended up picking it up. That left my hands greasy, but I had saved the disposable wipe handed to me during boarding, which allowed me to clean up my hands after finishing the sandwich.
One other note. United continues to serves a pair breakfast sandwiches in first class on shorter flights and I wish this sandwich would be used instead, as it is much better than either option.
> Read More: United’s First Class Breakfast Sandwiches
While I always prefer it when my upgrades clear, at least Premier 1K members don’t go hungry in the back. I would order the Asiago bagel sandwich again. If you are traveling on United on a domestic flight over 1,500 miles, do consider this option and at $8 it probably is cheaper than most thing you’ll buy at the airport.