3 new food and drink items to be excited about on United flights - United Hub

3 new food and drink items to be excited about

By The Hub team, April 29, 2016

Whether you're heading home from a business trip or embarking on a vacation with the family, we're building an inflight experience of comfort and familiarity — with food and beverages playing a small but important role. Starting May 1, you'll be able to enjoy new food and beverage options on your next flight.

Garrett Popcorn

Indulge in a taste of Chicago

Garrett Popcorn has been a Chicago tradition since 1949 and many customers make travel plans to fly through Chicago just to stop at the Garrett location in the O'Hare Airport. Now you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the Garrett Mix® of CheeseCorn and CaramelCrisp® at 30,000 feet. The popcorn will be available for $3.99 on all flights over two hours in the United States, Caribbean, Latin America and Guam.

United Ben Flying Bear

Ben Flyin' is back with snacks

With the Ben Flyin' Snackbox, kids can enjoy an assortment of delicious options including a turkey stick, animal crackers, fruit snacks and apple sauce while playing fun games featuring our Adventure Bear and the popular Wikki Stix toy. The snackbox will be available for $4.99 and offered on all flights over two hours in the United States, Caribbean, Latin America and Guam. Ben Flyin' Adventure Bear is not part of snackbox purchase.

Traveler Grapefruit Shandy

Sip on a refreshing craft beer

Now that summer is approaching, it's the perfect time to enjoy a seasonal favorite, the Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy. The craft beer will be available in United Economy® for $7.99 and complimentary in premium cabins on all flights through July. Cheers to warmer weather.

And don't forget, illy's delicious signature scuro dark roast is coming on board flights in July. It will be the perfect complement to our free stroopwafel now offered to all United Economy customers on morning flights within North and Central America.

Visit united.com or use the United app to give these new options a taste on your next flight.

United Makes it Easier for Customers to Find and Use Travel Credits

The airline offers customers the most transparent and user-friendly options in the industry to encourage and simplify using travel credits
By United Newsroom, September 23, 2021

CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United today announced it is giving customers even more flexibility when they need to rebook their travel by helping them to find and use their travel credits. United is the only airline to make it easy for customers to use their credits by automatically displaying them as a payment option during the checkout process. This functionality will be available for MileagePlus® members first and the airline is working to roll it out to all customers in the near future. Also, beginning next week, United will be the first to let customers use their travel credits for extra legroom seats and to pre-pay for checked baggage.

United Airlines Plans to Begin Flights Between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria in November

United to operate the first ever nonstop flight between Washington, D.C. and Lagos and offer more flights between D.C. and Africa than any other carrier
By United Newsroom, September 17, 2021

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval). The airline will operate three weekly flights connecting the U.S. capital to Nigeria's largest city, which is also the top Western African destination for U.S-based travelers. Tickets will be available for sale on united.com and the United app this weekend.

United, Honeywell Invest in New Clean Tech Venture from Alder Fuels, Powering Biggest Sustainable Fuel Agreement in Aviation History

United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years - which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced SAF commitments combined
By United Newsroom, September 09, 2021

CHICAGO and DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United and Honeywell today announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. When used together across the fuel lifecycle, the Alder technologies, coupled with Honeywell's Ecofining™ process, could have the ability to produce a carbon-negative fuel at spec with today's jet fuel. The goal of the technologies is to produce fuel that is a 100% drop-in replacement for petroleum jet fuel.

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