As United Airlines continues to restore services to a pre-pandemic level, complimentary snacks in economy class will return to all but the shortest flights.
United Airlines Adds Complimentary Snacks On Shorter Flights In Economy Class
In a memo to flight attendants reviewed by Live and Let’s Fly, United announced that it will add free snacks to economy class flights over 301 miles, starting on January 1, 2023:
Providing our customers with the best Inflight experience possible is one of our top priorities, and our complimentary snack and beverage service plays an important part. To help elevate our service, we’re adjusting our current snack offering on our short domestic flights.
On January 1, domestic and United Express flights starting at 301 miles or more will receive complimentary snack offerings along with a beverage service. Snack selections will vary based on AM and PM flights.
Current United Airlines snack service policy limits complimentary snacks to flights over 800 miles:
For flights under 800 miles long, we won’t have complimentary snacks available, but you’re always welcome to bring your own snacks on board.
Flights over 500 miles will also have additional products like snack boxes, and flights 1500 miles and over have Bistro on Board items available for purchase.
Thus, the new policy not only expands which flights include free snacks, but also applies to United Express flights.
Current sections include pretzels, stroopwafels, and biscoff cookies. I’ve done well in resisting these treats this year and bringing them home for my kids. It will be nice to receive them even on shorter flights that I frequent between Southern California and the Bay Area.
United Airlines is adding free snacks to economy class on flights between 300-800 miles, expanding the flights that are eligible for free snacks. Those who love a sweet or savory treat with their onboard beverage should celebrate this news.
When it comes to snacks on United, what is your favorite treat from the selection of onboard offerings?