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The Most Disgusting Airline Omelette Ever

The omelettes United Airlines serves on domestic and international flights catered here in the U.S. are actually pretty tasty. It can vary slightly being a cheese fold-over or in some cases more of an herbed scrambled egg. But having had it probably hundreds of times, I’ve grown completely tired of it and whenever possible, opt…

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New United Airlines ‘Bistro on Board’ Items Look Pretty Tasty

United today introduced an updated Choice Menu to include new “Bistro on Board” fresh food items… and they look pretty darn good. They’ll be available on flights within North America and to/from Central America that are more than 3.5 hours in length. For breakfast, new “morning energy” selections are available, one of which features a…

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World’s Best Airline Meals and My Top 5 Picks

You don’t hear as many jokes these days about airplane food as you did years ago when airlines served a hot meal – to all passengers – on just about every flight lasting more than 1.5 hours. But airline food remains a popular topic and I’ve been assigned the task to come up with a…

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Flight Review: United Airlines Global First, San Francisco to Tokyo Narita

I flew an eight-segment mileage run last month that included a roundtrip from Boston to Tokyo via San Francisco. And due to an unadvertised promotional first class fare (about $3,000) out of select U.S. origins to Tokyo (or Beijing), I was able to fly in comfort and nabbed my favorite seat onboard any United aircraft…

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United’s Inconsistent First Class Meal Catering

In the past two months I’ve had a rather random assortment of meals on United Airlines that differ from what’s advertised. It’s not that big of a deal, but I’ve received what I consider a “snack” for dinner and “lunch” for a snack. On pre-merger United I could always count on a hot meal for…

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“Book the Cook” on Singapore Airlines

I’m very happy to soon be flying on my first Airbus A380 in Business Class with Singapore Airlines, and tonight took another look at my reservation as it shows up on their website. I’ve heard about the “Book A Cook” option that allows you to pre-select your meals, and this evening I did just that.…

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Behind the scenes at United Airlines’ test kitchen

Last week, the Chicago Tribune published an insightful article focused on a United-Continental merger related item not often reported in such detail – the consideration given to airline meals and galley equipment. Reporter Gregory Karp spent a day at the United Airlines test kitchen in suburban Chicago speaking with chefs, executives and other staff who…

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Qantas shuts down, third quarter airline financials, inflight food, premium traffic growth slows, Google adds OTAs to Flight Search and café diversions

In other airline, hotel and travel industry news this week… [Edited last minute to include:] Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has taken severe action and cancelled all flights in response to continued pressure by three union groups at the airline. He states, ”They are trashing our strategy and our brand. They are deliberately destabilising the company…

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Vintage Airline Menu: United Airlines Business Class – Paris to Chicago 1991

In 1991 I flew from Chicago to Paris to spend a couple of weeks with the family of an exchange student I befriended in high school. It was my first international trip (besides Canada) and I was so excited to finally leave North America. On the day of departure I got a phone call advising…

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Review: American Airlines pre-order onboard food offer for premium JFK routes

Last week I had a work trip to New York and flew American Airlines instead of my favorite United Airlines p.s. flights between LAX and JFK since I’m taking the challenge to achieve Platinum status in the AAdvantage program. I’ve been fortunate to have always flown in United’s Business Class on this route, so this…

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