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Farm to (Tray) Table Options Take Off on United Airlines' Spring Menu

Organic snacks, meals offer customers greater variety; United also announces Wheatley Vodka beginning this summer
March 01, 2018

CHICAGO, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, United Airlines has expanded menu selections for the Snack Shop and Bistro on Board and created a brand new menu for customers flying from Canada to the U.S. Additionally, starting this summer, the exclusive vodka brand offered on all of the airline's flights worldwide will be Wheatley Vodka, a craft distilled vodka created by the same makers as the award-winning Buffalo Trace bourbon.

"We want every customer onboard to find something that catches their appetite and feel good about their purchase," said Charlean Gmunder, vice president, catering operations at United. "Offering natural, conscientious brands, like Think Jerky®, make our menu stand out and cater to a wider variety of customer tastes. We are excited to give our customers the opportunity to try new and exciting brands and menu selections."

Organic Jerky Among New Snack Shop Offerings

United will be the first airline to feature Think Jerky as one of the newcomers onboard with their Sweet Chipotle beef flavor. Think Jerky, which only uses grass-fed beef, was added to the menu in response to customer requests for a new meat-based snack onboard. A new organic nut mix from Nuts.com, along with an updated Cheese and Crackers Box that contains items like Everything ParmCrisps™ and two cheese options round out the new Snack Shop items. Customers who enjoy United's snackboxes can now purchase a newly designed Classic Snackbox that has been updated to have a more 'Americana' flavor with items like a SMASHMALLOW® root beer float marshmallow, pretzels, Oreo cookies, and Twizzlers.

Bistro on Board Features New Breakfast, Lunch Options

New breakfast and lunch meal choices are now available on the Bistro on Board menu. The biscuit breakfast sandwich, another United exclusive, is a hot entrée selection that features a 100% cage-free home style fried egg. For customers who prefer a cold breakfast entree, the new Mixed Berry Breakfast Bowl comes with fresh ingredients like berries, pecans, and granola and is served with a Chobani® Mixed Berry Greek yogurt drink. For lunch, the Mezze Sampler has been updated with a new wheat berry salad that comes with quinoa, edamame and corn.

New Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Menu Created for Canada

In response to customer requests for meals made with regional flavors, United worked with chefs in Canada to create selections inspired by local ingredients. For breakfast, a Maple Ham Breakfast Sandwich that pairs Black Forest ham with maple butter on a croissant is now available.  For lunch or dinner, a Hummus Sampler and a Forty Creek Barbecue Burger that features Forty Creek whiskey barbecue sauce are also available along with a Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Wrap. These options are served on most flights over three hours from Canada to the U.S.

Craft Distilled Vodka Boarding This Summer

Beginning this summer, United is excited to serve Wheatley Vodka, an award-winning handcrafted vodka made from the same master distiller who produces Buffalo Trace, the popular bourbon the airline currently serves onboard. Buffalo Trace Distillery, considered the world's most award-winning distillery, uses the same wheat to produce Wheatley Vodka as is used to produce legendary bourbons such as Pappy Van Winkle and Weller.

Vodka is the number one-selling spirit served on United flights. Wheatley Vodka will be available for purchase in the economy cabin on flights where a beverage service is offered. Customers flying in United's premium cabins may enjoy the spirit at no cost. 

New and Updated Choice Menu Selections – Full Details

New Snack Options

March 1

Price

Details

Nuts.com CB&J Mix

$4.99

Butter toffee cashews, roasted salted cashews,
dried strawberries, raisins, sliced cranberries

Think Jerky

$4.99

Sweet Chipotle Grass-Fed Beef Jerky

Updated Snackboxes

March 1

Price

Details

Cheese and Crackers Snackbox

$6.99

Bagel chips, roasted poblano cheddar dip,
chocolate square, Everything ParmCrisps™,
vintage cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese

Classic Snackbox

$9.59

Cheddar spread, Oreo's, pretzel crisps, root beer
float marshmallow, salami, Twizzlers

New Breakfast Items

March 1

Price

Details

Biscuit breakfast sandwich

$7.99

100% Cage-free homestyle fried egg, smoked
Canadian bacon and cheddar cheese on a
buttermilk biscuit.

Mixed berry breakfast bowl

$6.99

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, slivered
pecans, sunflower seeds and vanilla granola
served with a Chobani® Mixed Berry Greek
yogurt drink

Updated Lunch Item

March 1

Price

Details

Mezze Sampler

$9.99

Wheat berry salad with quinoa, edamame
and corn, sun-dried tomato basil hummus, almonds
and triangle pita pieces

New Menu Items (Canada)

March 1

Price

Details

Maple ham breakfast sandwich

$7.99

Black Forest ham, cheddar cheese and maple
butter on a croissant

Hummus sampler

$9.99

Carrot edamame salad, red pepper hummus
and herbed pita wedges

Forty Creek barbecue  burger

$9.99

All-beef patty, white cheddar cheese and Forty
Creek whiskey barbecue sauce on a pretzel bun

Sun-dried tomato pesto chicken wrap

$9.99

Chicken, Havarti cheese, lettuce and sun-dried
tomato pesto in a tortilla wrap

All new menu items and refreshed snackboxes are available for purchase on flights within the U.S. with a scheduled flight time of more than 3.5 hours and on all international flights from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Snack Shop items including the Tapas, Classic, Select and Ben Flyin' Kid's snackboxes are available on all flights over 1.5 hours within North America, including the Caribbean and select Latin American cities and flights to and from Singapore and Australia. Canadian menu items are available on flights from Canada to the U.S. over 3 hours. Learn more about where you can get your snacks here.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

 

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Touchdown! United Airlines Adds 74 Flights for College and Professional Football Games This Fall

United to fly new routes, add additional flights and operate larger aircraft to get more fans than ever to the best football games this season
August 04, 2021

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As football fans across the U.S. get ready to cheer on their favorite teams on the road this fall, United is adding new routes, more flights and flying planes with more seats to give diehard fans every chance to get in on action on their rival's home turf. To meet an expected increase in demand for fans to travel to watch their favorite teams in person this season, United is adding 74 flights, including 52 new direct flights between college towns and professional football markets on gameday weekends this September through November. The airline will operate three times more direct flights to college towns this year than it did in 2019.

United Awards Free Flights for a Year to Winners of "Your Shot to Fly" Sweepstakes

Grand prize winners live in Bradenton, FL; Cleveland, OH; Goodyear, AZ; Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA
July 29, 2021

CHICAGO, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the five lucky grand prize winners of its "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes, who will each get to fly anywhere in the world United flies with a companion over the course of the next year. The winners of the "Your Shot to Fly" sweepstakes are:

  • Ashley Cronkhite from Bradenton, FL
  • Robert Simicak from Cleveland, OH
  • Sean Husmoe from Goodyear, AZ
  • Lauren Aldredge from Oakland CA
  • Lauren M. from San Francisco, CA

The sweepstakes was in support of the Biden administration's ongoing national effort to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccination and encouraged United's MileagePlus® loyalty members to upload their vaccine records to United. In less than a month, more than one million MileagePlus members uploaded their vaccine cards to the United app and website for a shot to win one of the grand prizes. In June the airline awarded 30 first prize winners with a pair of roundtrip tickets anywhere United flies.

United First U.S. Airline to Offer Economy Customers Option to Pre-Order Snacks and Beverages

New pre-order option builds on the airline's contactless payment technology and is another example of the customer experience transformation underway at United
July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today on select flights, all United customers – no matter what cabin of service they're flying in – can use the airline's award-winning mobile app and website to pre-order meals, snacks and beverages up to five days before they're scheduled to travel. United is the first and only U.S. airline to offer economy customers the option to pre-order snacks and beverages, a reflection of the customer experience transformation underway at the airline.



United Airlines to Operate More than 40 Weekly Flights as England Re-Opens to U.S. Travelers

In August, United is adding a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. to London
July 28, 2021

CHICAGO, July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's announcement of England reopening to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. beginning Aug 2, United Airlines is making it easier for business and leisure customers to jet across the pond with the addition of flights to London. In August, United will have six daily flights between the U.S. and London, including a second daily flight from Washington, D.C. and increasing service from Houston to daily. United looks forward to resuming additional London service in the coming months as well as launching new nonstop service between Boston and London. Customers traveling to England must be fully vaccinated in the U.S. with vaccines that have been approved by the FDA and must take a test before departure as well as a PCR test within the first two days of arrival. Passengers vaccinated in the U.S. will also need to complete a passenger locator form prior to traveling to England and provide proof of U.S. residency.

United Releases Second-Quarter Financial Results; Expects Profitability* in the Third Quarter and Beyond

Airline projects positive adjusted pre-tax income(1) in second half of 2021
July 20, 2021

CHICAGO, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today announced second-quarter 2021 financial results. The company now expects positive adjusted pre-tax income¹ in the third and fourth quarters of 2021 as travel demand rebounds.

The company's second quarter performance largely exceeded original expectations as international long haul and business travel accelerated even faster than anticipated, together with continued yield improvement. Looking ahead, the company expects continued gains as more businesses return by end of summer and into 2022, with a full recovery in demand anticipated by 2023.

Electric Aircraft Set to Take Flight by 2026 Under New Agreements with United Airlines Ventures, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Mesa Airlines, Heart Aerospace

United Airlines signs agreement to acquire 100 of Heart Aerospace's ES-19 aircraft, a 19-seat electric airliner that has the potential to decarbonize regional air travel
July 13, 2021

CHICAGO, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines Ventures (UAV) announced today it, along with Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Mesa Airlines, has invested in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft that has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles before the end of this decade. In addition to UAV's investment, United Airlines has conditionally agreed to purchase 100 ES-19 aircraft, once the aircraft meet United's safety, business and operating requirements. Mesa Airlines, United's key strategic partner in bringing electric aircraft into commercial service, has also agreed to add 100 ES-19 aircraft to its fleet, subject to similar requirements.

United Adds Nearly 150 Flights to Warm-Weather Cities This Winter

United adds service to cities in Mexico, Caribbean and Central America plus warm U.S. destinations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia and Nevada;
July 09, 2021

CHICAGO, July 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand for travel continues to build, United Airlines is expecting the resurgence to continue for winter holiday travel and is planning ahead by increasing service to cities in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline will add nearly 150 flights to warm-weather destinations across the U.S and is increasing service to Latin beach and leisure markets by 30% compared to 2019. The airline will fly 137 more flights than it did in 2019 to places like Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada starting this November through next March.

United to Hold Webcast of Second-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

July 07, 2021

CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will hold a conference call to discuss second-quarter 2021 financial results on Wednesday, July 21 at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available at ir.united.com. The company will issue its second-quarter financial results after market close on Tuesday, July 20.

United Unveils Campaign Featuring Team USA Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

"Time to Let Yourself Fly" campaign stars athletes Simone Biles, Kolohe Andino, Julie Ertz, Jessica Long and Oz Sanchez
July 07, 2021

CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United, the official airline sponsor of Team USA, debuted its new advertising campaign featuring five of the world's most accomplished and decorated Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Driven by the tagline "Time to Let Yourself Fly," the campaign highlights Team USA's return to the Games and honors the feeling many Americans have as they consider returning to travel. Customers traveling with United this summer will experience touches of the Team USA collaboration through signage displayed throughout United terminals and limited-edition amenity kits and pajamas available on select flights.

United Adds 270 Boeing and Airbus Aircraft to Fleet, Largest Order in Airline's History and Biggest by a Single Carrier in a Decade

"United Next" includes addition of 200 Boeing 737 MAX and 70 Airbus A321neo as well as plans to retrofit 100% of remaining mainline, narrow-body fleet to transform the customer experience and create a new signature interior - a roughly 75% increase in premium seats per North American departure, larger overhead bins, seatback entertainment in every seat and industry's fastest available WiFi;
June 29, 2021

CHICAGO, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft - the largest combined order in the airline's history and the biggest by an individual carrier in the last decade. The 'United Next' plan will have a transformational effect on the customer experience and is expected to increase the total number of available seats per domestic departure by almost 30%, significantly lower carbon emissions per seat and create tens of thousands of quality, unionized jobs by 2026, all efforts that will have a positive, ripple effect across the broader U.S. economy.

United Airlines to Host 'United Next' Investor Event to Discuss Company Strategy

June 22, 2021

CHICAGO, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will hold an investor event to provide an update on the Company's strategy. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 29 at 8:00 a.m. EDT and a live, listen-only webcast of the presentation will be available at ir.united.com.

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