In a rather daring move, United Airlines will start offering crinkle-cut French fries with its first class cheeseburgers starting later this month. Will United be able to pull off decent French Fries?
French Fries On United Airlines
The domestic first class meals will largely be staying the same this month, though with one important addition on select flights. When taking a look at the menu for an upcoming United Airlines flight, I noticed that the usual cheeseburger was available as a pre-order option, but included French fries! There was even a picture (above).
I thought I’d write about this once I tried it, but someone shared a memo with JonNYC on these French fries, which give us a bit more insight:
- French fries will be available starting on May 10th
- These will only be available via pre-order and only on hub-to-hub flights
- French fries will be placed in a box wrapped in oven-safe plastic in the onboard ovens
- The meal tray will include an empty bowl for flight attendants to place the French fries in
— 🇺🇦 JonNYC 🇺🇦 (@xJonNYC) May 4, 2023
United Airlines does cheeseburgers well and I enjoyed one last week on my way to the Freddies.
The addition of French Fries will sadly mean the elimination of salad with the burger option, though a side of lettuce, tomato, and pickles will be offered.
I’ve had French fires in the air a number of times. Most recently it was on Air Serbia on a flight from Istanbul to Belgrade. The French fries came out soft, but were still quite enjoyable.
United Airlines will start offering French fries with its crowd-pleasing cheeseburger in the first class cabin of select flights later this month. At this point, I’m quite curious and will reserve praise or judgment until I try them. But I do appreciate the effort. It’s worth a try…
Have you ever had good French fries on an airplane?