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Quick question about UA meal service in Y

Mon May 14, 2018 6:56 pm

In a few months I'll be flying SFO-HNL in Economy on United. Given the departure time and length of the flight, I'll more than likely want something to eat during the flight. I know it's all buy on board, and I had a look at their Choice Menu and a few of the options look reasonably appealing to me so I'm leaning towards just buying something on the plane. However, I'll be seated towards the back of the 777 (I snagged a seat in the section where it narrows to 2-4-2), so I'm worried they'll be sold out of what I want by the time they get to me. Do they typically do meal service from front to back, or back to front?
 
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Re: Quick question about UA meal service in Y

Mon May 14, 2018 10:10 pm

There are lots of places to buy take-out food in the UA terminal at SFO. Go to the main rotunda and look around. I'd rather buy food I know I will like (at probably less cost) and just let UA provide the beverages. The flight is not so long that I would worry about food spoiling before it is eaten. Considering when the flight catering process starts you may be getting a fresher meal if you buy at the airport.
 
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Re: Quick question about UA meal service in Y

Mon May 14, 2018 10:48 pm

That was basically plan B. I've got approximately a one hour connection at SFO, so that ought to be enough time to grab some fast food on the way to the gate if everything's on time.
 
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Re: Quick question about UA meal service in Y

Tue May 15, 2018 4:43 am

I would not gamble on any UA BOB meals given their sterling reputation for quality and service. I'd buy something in the terminal before the flight and bring that on board.
 
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Re: Quick question about UA meal service in Y

Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 am

The <<buy-on-board>> product is risky in terms of availability, while airport dining can be time-consuming. I recommend grabbing a few sweet and savory items from your local grocery store prior to your trip.

For example, Trader Joe’s, sells a “Sweet, Savory, & Tart” trail mix priced at $5.99/bag. It is my favorite item to take onboard because it has a nice mix of peanuts, dried cranberries, golden raisins, caramel pieces, white & milk chocolate chips, etc.; it’s a delicious and hearty snack!
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