If you’ve got a redeye flight coming up in United First, do yourself a favor: avoid the sandwich and order yourself a special meal.
Since UA enhanced their meal service earlier this year, gone is the fruit and cheese plate on redeye flights and in is a hot sandwich, wrap, or pannini with a side salad, chips, and cookie.
The sandwich, though not horrible, leaves much to be desired so if my upgrade clears at least 24 hours before my flight, I order a special meal. Prior to the meal enhancements, all special meals would be cold (as was the fruit and cheese plate), but now that sandwiches have been rotated in, full hot special meals are served.
I usually return to Philadelphia Sunday night from Burbank via San Francisco, so the three pictures below are all from UA29, the 10:55p flight from SFO-PHL.
And the special meals don’t just look good: they actually taste good. It is my hope that special meals on domestic flights will not be a thing of the past once the merger is complete…