If you’re wondering what to order for lunch or dinner on an upcoming flight in United Airlines first class, I do find the cheeseburger a very safe option…it remains quite satisfying.
United Airlines Cheeseburger: Still A Safe Bet
I was flying from Chicago to Los Angeles and had a number of pre-order options to choose from (pasta, enchiladas, noodle salad, grain bowl), but ordered the cheeseburger with French Fries…is this still a safe option?
Dinner included “four-cheese skillet burger” with caramelized onion and jalapeño served with a side of crinkle-cut fries, a side of lettuce, tomato, and pickle, bread roll, and slice of cake.
The burger is always perfectly acceptable.
The French Fries, however, were somehow crispy but cold. I know there is a way to make these crispy and hot, but I think more training is necessary…
Note that if you do not pre-order your meal (between five days and 24 hours before travel), a cheeseburger is not offered onboard. It is exclusively a pre-order item.
Currently, my favorite meal in the rotation is the Ropa Vieja enchiladas, which are always a safe bet. I had these on the same Chicago – LA flight a week before and quite liked them:
There’s a beef brisket currently in the rotation that I am keen to try, but have not been on a flight yet that has offered this.
Bottom line: the French Fries are not great, but the burger is always a safe choice.
My Meal of the Week feature examines an airline meal from my travels over the years. This may be a meal from earlier in the week or it may be a meal served over a decade ago.