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North America premium cabin dining

North America, Caribbean and Latin America

Inflight dining is an important part of your overall travel experience. We are pleased to offer fresh, sweet and savory menu choices. After consulting our team of chefs, we carefully selected restaurant-quality meals for our premium cabin customers on mainline United and United Express® flights.

Pictured clockwise from top:
Mango sorbet
Spring mix side salad
Goose IPA
Chicken and sausage jambalaya with white rice and green onions
Pretzel roll

Mainline United onboard meal service

Approximate flight duration Scheduled departure time Meal service details
Under 1 hour 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Premium biscotti
10:01 a.m. or later Premium snack mix
1 hr. to 2 hrs. 19 min.1

See exceptions and notes

5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Refreshments, which may include scones, muffins or pound cakes
10:01 a.m. or later Refreshments, which includes a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
2 hrs. 20 min. to 3 hrs. 59 min. 5 a.m. to 1:29 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A full meal service with two entree choices

See sample breakfast menu

1:30 p.m. to 3:59 p.m., and 8:01 p.m. or later Refreshments, which includes a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
4 hrs. to 5 hrs. 19 min. 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full meal service with three entree choices

See sample lunch menu

8:01 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snack, which includes a sandwich or wrap, soup, and chocolate truffle
9:01 p.m. or later Refreshments, which includes a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
5 hrs. 20 min. or longer2
(Transcontinental and Hawaii flights to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver)

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5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Multi-course meals with three entree choices

See sample dinner menu

8:01 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snack, which includes a sandwich or wrap, soup, and chocolate truffle
9:01 p.m. or later Refreshments, which includes a selection of packaged snacks and fresh fruit
5 hrs. 20 min. or longer3
(Hawaii flights to/from Chicago O'Hare, Houston Intercontinental, New York/Newark and Washington/Dulles)

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5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Multi-course meals with three entree choices
8:01 p.m. or later Snack, which includes a sandwich or wrap, soup, and chocolate truffle
p.s.® Premium Service4
(between New York JFK and Los Angeles or San Francisco)

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5 a.m. to 8 p.m. International-quality, multi-course meals with three entree choices

See sample p.s. dinner menu

8:01 p.m. or later Snack, which includes a sandwich or wrap, soup, and chocolate truffle

Mainline United sample menus

Breakfast (for flight duration of 2 hrs. 20 min. to 3 hrs. 59 min.)
Southwestern Houston Skillet entree with cage-free scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, sauteed pepper mix, sliced New Mexico sausage, potato gratin and fire-roasted pepper sauce, served with fresh fruit and warm biscuits

Lunch (for flight duration of 4 hrs. to 5 hrs. 19 min.)
Lobster Macaroni and Cheese entree with a baked crumb topping and a side of broccoli rabe, served with a spring mix salad featuring strawberries, oranges and feta cheese, a warmed nine-grain bread stick and a raspberry sorbet for dessert

Dinner (for flight duration of 5 hrs. 20 min. or longer)
Salad appetizer course with a mix of greens, julienned jicama, red and yellow bell pepper batonnets, curried chickpeas and couscous served with warmed multi-grain bread, followed by a Tamale Stuffed Chicken entree featuring chicken wrapped in a corn husk with creamy corn sauce, roasted red and yellow tomatoes and yucca sticks; and chocolate chip gelato for dessert with two toppings of your choice

p.s.® Premium Service dinner
Smoked salmon and sesame-coated tuna appetizer served with a fresh, seasonal green salad and warmed premium breads, followed by a Tenderloin of Beef entree with Delmonico's® steak sauce, rosti potatoes, green beans and roasted tomatoes; and a signature ice cream sundae with six topping choices for dessert


United Express onboard meal service

Pictured clockwise from top:
Tri-color quinoa salad
Goose IPA
Barbecue pulled chicken and coleslaw on a pretzel roll
Otis Spunkmeyer triple chocolate chip cookie


Approximate flight duration Scheduled departure time Meal service details
Under 1 hour 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Premium biscotti
10:01 a.m. or later Premium snack mix
1 hr. to 2 hrs. 19 min.1

See exceptions and notes

5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Refreshments, which may include scones, muffins or pound cakes
10:01 a.m. or later Refreshments, which includes a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
2 hrs. 20 min. or longer 5 a.m. to 1:29 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Full meal service with two entree choices

See sample menus

1:30 p.m. to 3:59 p.m., and 8:01 p.m. or later Refreshments, which includes a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

United Express sample menus

Breakfast
Greek yogurt, cereal, muffin and fresh fruit

Lunch
Barbecue chicken and coleslaw sandwich on a pretzel roll with a tri-color quinoa side salad, and Otis Spunkmeyer® chocolate chunk cookie served as dessert

Dinner
Asian-style ginger beef and pickled vegetable salad with Asian sesame dressing, side of fresh fruit, and Otis Spunkmeyer® chocolate chunk cookie served as dessert


Our signature onboard service elements for United and United Express

Signature onboard service elements include:

  • A ramekin of nuts with a beverage of your choice offered during lunch and dinner services on all flights
  • Prosecco sparkling wine served on all mainline United flights
  • Premium snack baskets featuring a variety of premium brands and fresh whole fruit
  • Cookies with custom signature flavors made by Otis Spunkmeyer are baked on board on mainline United flights

Special meals on flights within North America

Special meals are available in premium cabins on the following routes:
  • Between New York JFK and Los Angeles or San Francisco
  • From the continental U.S. to Hawaii
  • From Honolulu and Maui to the continental U.S.

Exceptions and notes

  1. United and United Express serve meals or snacks on flights shorter than 2 hrs. 20 min. only on the following routes:

    • Between Chicago O'Hare and Hartford, New York LaGuardia and New York/Newark
    • Between Houston Intercontinental and Mexico City
    • Between New York/Newark and Atlanta


  2. Refreshments are served prior to arrival.

    • Morning arrivals offer scones, muffins or pound cakes
    • Afternoon and evening arrivals offer premium snacks and fresh fruit or a cookie, baked on board


  3. Refreshments, which includes a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit, are offered as a mid-flight snack. A snack is served prior to arrival.

    • Morning arrivals offer a fresh fruit plate, Greek yogurt, granola and a biscuit
    • Afternoon and evening arrivals offer a sandwich or wrap, soup, and chocolate truffle


  4. Refreshments are served prior to arrival.

    • Morning arrivals offer scones, muffins or pound cakes
    • Afternoon and evening arrivals offer a cookie, baked on board