United Airlines tweaks first class meal policy

No longer will United Airlines first class passengers have to buy something off the coach menu if they don't like the regular meal choice. Photo: United Airlines.

No longer will United Airlines first class passengers have to buy something off the coach menu if they don't like the regular meal choice. Photo: United Airlines.

Admittedly, this affects few of you, but starting Nov. 1, United Airlines will start giving free coach meals and snacks to first class passengers who decline the regular meal options. 

Previously, first class passengers who did not like what was offered had little choice. They could accept the regular meal, or buy something off the coach menu. This is definitely an enhancement for any of you who fly United domestic first class. 

One slight problem for coach fliers: First class passengers may have first crack at the coach buy-on-board options, so if you're in the back, it's possible the airline might run out of your first choice earlier than usual. 

We're seeing United invest in its premium cabins, with the airline recently improving many of its meals. United is also starting serve food in first class on more of its flights, including ones that do not depart during traditional meal times. United has had some menu tastings recently, though I have not been invited, so I don't know how good the food is. 

Have you tried any of United's new food? How is it?


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