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Now Boarding on United Airlines: Breakfast Tacos, Barbecue Sandwiches and More

United becomes first airline to serve Stella Artois; Ghirardelli sundae toppings now available
April 26, 2018

CHICAGO, April 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning May 1, United Airlines will offer customers several new dining, snacking and beverage options in its Choice Menu including egg and chicken chorizo tacos for breakfast and a barbecue chicken sandwich for lunch and dinner. On United's premium transcontinental flights between Los Angeles and New York/Newark and between San Francisco and Boston and San Francisco and New York/Newark, customers will also enjoy new dessert and beverage selections. United will also become the first airline to offer Stella Artois aboard domestic and international flights this summer.

"We are continually developing menu selections that follow current food trends and emerge from the many destinations we serve," said Charlean Gmunder, Vice President of Catering Operations. "We hope that our customers enjoy these new selections just as much as we enjoyed creating them using valuable feedback that was provided by customers and our employees."

Breakfast, lunch and dinner: new selections for spring/summer

United is excited to announce the launch of egg and chicken chorizo tacos, a delicious new breakfast offering inspired by the exciting street food and food truck trends across the country. The tacos were in development for more than a year as the airline worked to create an authentic tasting breakfast taco. Using input from more than 800 customers and flight attendants - who sampled different recipe variations - the egg and chicken chorizo taco was the clear winner with taste-testers enjoying the taco's spicy, yet subtle, chorizo flavor. The order of two (2) egg and chicken chorizo tacos features scrambled eggs, chicken chorizo, made with a mix of Monterey Jack and Swiss American cheeses, charred chipotle salsa and chives, served on corn and flour tortillas. For lunch/dinner United is introducing a new barbecue chicken sandwich that features pulled smoked chicken, barbecue sauce, cheddar jack cheese and a dill pickle plank served on a focaccia roll.

New craft beers take their spot and Stella Artois takes its first flight

Lagunitas Sumpin' Easy Ale will be available onboard beginning May 1 along with a new craft IPA from New Belgium®, the Citradelic Tangerine IPA. The new offerings have been added in response to ongoing customer interest in craft style beers offered by some of the top microbreweries in the U.S.

Stella Artois, the well-known Belgian pilsner, will also be available in a can on domestic and international flights beginning this summer. United will be the first airline to feature Stella Artois on its flights, which is one of the world's best-selling beers and is enjoyed in more than 80 countries.

New dessert, signature cocktail on premium transcontinental service

Beginning May 1, customers seated in United Business can enjoy Ghirardelli sundae toppings on premium transcontinental flights. The toppings include Barista Dark Chocolate Mini Chips, Ghirardelli Hot Fudge sauce, Ghirardelli Caramel sauce and Barista Caramel Flavored Mini Chips. A new signature cocktail – the Old Fashioned – made with whiskey and bitters and served with a classic orange rind garnish is also now an item offered on United's premium transcontinental service. The Old Fashioned will also be complimentary in United Economy Plus and available for purchase in domestic Economy.

New and Updated Choice Menu Selections – Full Details

New Breakfast Items

May 1

Price

Details

Egg and chicken chorizo tacos

$8.99

Scrambled eggs, chicken chorizo,
Monterey Jack and Swiss
American cheeses, charred chipotle
salsa and chives in corn and flour
tortillas; two tacos per order.

New Lunch/Dinner Items

May 1

Price

Details

Barbecue chicken sandwich

$9.99

Pulled smoked chicken, barbecue
sauce, cheddar jack cheese and a dill
pickle plank on a focaccia roll.



New Beers Onboard
May 1

Price

Lagunitas Sumpin' Easy Ale

$7.99

New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA

$7.99

Stella Artois (June 1)

$7.99

New Premium Transcontinental Menu
Items

Details

Ghirardelli Ice Cream Toppings

Barista Dark Chocolate Mini Chips

Ghirardelli Hot Fudge sauce

Ghirardelli Caramel sauce

Barista Caramel Flavored Mini Chips

The Old Fashioned

Classic bourbon Old Fashioned made with a
touch of vanilla and orange by On the Rocks
Premium Cocktails.

All new Bistro on Board menu items will be available for purchase on most domestic flights with a scheduled flight time of more than three hours. Beer is complimentary in United Economy® on trans-Atlantic flights; flights between the United States and Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; trans-Pacific flights between the United States and Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. Learn more about your inflight dining options here: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/economy/menu.aspx. Inflight beverage selections can be reviewed here: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/dining/beverages/default.aspx.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 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 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 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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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.

United Advances Innovation Through Corporate Venture Capital Fund

United Airlines Ventures will invest in high-potential companies focused on sustainability, aerospace, and other innovative technologies
June 10, 2021

CHICAGO, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines launched a new, corporate venture fund today – United Airlines Ventures – that will allow the airline to continue investing in emerging companies that have the potential to influence the future of travel. The new fund will concentrate on sustainability concepts that will complement United's goal of net zero emissions by 2050 - without relying on traditional carbon offsets - as well as revolutionary aerospace developments and innovative technologies that are expected to create value for customers and United's operation.

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