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 for the other breakfast selection(s). Plus, if I have to taste that lukewarm turkey sausage patty one more time I think I’ll puke. (I do like the potato gratin thing, if that’s any consolation.)
Anyway, on my flight from Sydney to San Francisco last week I decided to be daring and request the omelette for breakfast, knowing it was prepared and catered in Australia. Here’s the description from the menu
Tomato salsa, bacon and chicken sausage
And here’s what I got:
It was by far the driest, crustiest and most tasteless thing I think I’ve ever had on United. I’m going to blame the flight attendants for excessively overheating it, as I bet it looked decent prior to popping it in the oven. If there was cheese in it, it had hardened to a brick or fused into the “egg” and I couldn’t find a moist bite out of it. The tomato salsa did little to improve it.
I know, this is a #firstworldproblem to the extreme, but I bet what coach received was far better. This was just nasty.
I’ll have a full trip report of my Oz excursion in the future, but first I realize that I need to finish the last installment of my Million-Mile Trip Report. Stay tuned!
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