According to this Flyertalk thread, United will once again prioritize meals in premium cabins for 1Ks (and Global Services, of course). An email was sent to flight attendants on November 27th with new prioritization as follows:
1/ Global Services (GS): our invitation-only membership program exclusively for our top members.
2/ Premier 1K customers (1K): 100,000 Premier qualifying miles or 120 Premier qualifying segments.
3/ All other revenue customers
4/ Pass riders
The effective date is November 30.
I’m a bit surprised they didn’t add in full-fare passengers after 1Ks and before “all other revenue customers,” as was the case on pre-merger United. Still, it’s a marginal improvement for those of us 1Ks a bit miffed when meal service switched to a front-to-back system. Rather… whatever system the crew decided to use on any given flight.
Now we’ll have to see if it’s actually followed.
Hat tip: Matthew