United Airlines will soon add a new sparkling water drink onboard from AHA…and also cut an existing passenger-favorite.
United Airlines Adds AHA Sparkling Water
A flight attendant let Live and Let’s Fly know that United will discontinue Dasani Lime Sparkling Water onboard and replace it AHA Orange Grapefruit Sparkling Water. No reason was given for the change. United will still offer Dasani still water onboard in individual bottles as well as Seagrams Seltzer Water.
This will be a soft crossover, so expect to see the Dasani Lime Sparkling Water for several more weeks, perhaps with the AHA Orange Grapefruit Sparkling Water on the same flight.
I’m just one customer, but I am a big sparkling water fan (thank living in Germany for that…). Personally I never order the Dasani Lime Sparkling Water because even though there is no sugar added, the lime tastes too “fake” to me. Prior to the pandemic, I would always order seltzer water and just add a real lime (or lemon) wedge.
I will give the AHA water a try, but strongly doubt I will find an orange/grapefruit-flavored water any more appealing. That said, I am happy to see United add sparkling water versus sugary soft drinks or juices. These are far better alternatives and contain no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.
United caused great uproar when it silently discontinued tomato juice, only to bring it back after sufficient customer feedback. While more people are drinking sparkling water these days, I’m not sure we’ll see the same “save our Dasani Lime” campaign we saw with tomato juice…
Do you prefer AHA Orange Grapefruit Sparkling Water over Dasani Lime Sparkling Water?