North America premium cabin dining


Spanish paella

North America, Caribbean and Latin America

Inflight dining is an important part of your overall travel experience, and we are pleased to offer flavorful dining options in partnership with The Trotter Project. United's team of chefs alongside alumni chefs of Charlie Trotter's legendary Chicago restaurant and their culinary peers have carefully selected restaurant-quality meals for our premium cabin customers on mainline United and United Express® flights.

Mainline United onboard meal service

Flights under 1 hour duration
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. Premium biscotti
10 a.m. or later Premium pretzels
Flights with durations of 1 hr. to 2 hrs. 19 min.
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. Refreshments, which may include scones or muffins
10 a.m. or later Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
Flights with durations of 2 hrs. 20 min. to 2 hrs. 59 min.
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 3:59 p.m. Meal service which includes fresh fruit on morning flights or a chilled plate with chocolate on afternoon flights
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A full meal service with two entree choices
8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
Flights with durations of 3 hrs. to 3 hrs. 59 min.1
Scheduled departure time
Meal service details
5 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full meal service with two entree choices
8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
Flights with durations of 4 hrs. to 5 hrs. 19 min.
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full meal service with two entrée choices. See sample lunch menu
8:01 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snack, which includes a hot sandwich and chocolate
9:01 p.m. or later Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
Flights with durations of 5 hrs. 20 min. or longer2 (Transcontinental and Hawaii flights to/from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver)
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Multi-course meals with two entree choices. See sample dinner menu
8:01 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snack, which includes a hot sandwich and chocolate truffle
Flights with durations of 5 hrs. 20 min. or longer3 (Hawaii flights to/from Chicago O'Hare, Houston Intercontinental, New York/Newark and Washington/Dulles)
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
All day Multi-course meals with three entree choices
Premium transcontinental service4
(available on select transcontinental routes)
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 9 p.m. International-quality, multi-course meals with three entree choices. See sample premium transcontinental service dinner menu
9:01 p.m. or later Snack, which includes a hot sandwich and chocolate truffle

5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.

Meal service details

Premium biscotti

10 a.m. or later

Meal service details

Premium pretzels

5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.

Meal service details

Refreshments, which may include scones or muffins

10 a.m. or later

Meal service details

Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

5 a.m. to 3:59 p.m.

Meal service details

Meal service which includes fresh fruit on morning flights or a chilled plate with chocolate on afternoon flights

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meal service details

A full meal service with two entree choices

8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m.

Meal service details

Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Meal service details

A full meal service with two entree choices

8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m.


Meal service details

Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meal service details

A full meal service with two entrée choices. See sample lunch menu

8:01 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Meal service details

Snack, which includes a hot sandwich and chocolate

9:01 p.m. or later

Meal service details

Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meal service details

Multi-course meals with two entree choices. See sample dinner menu

8:01 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Meal service details

Snack, which includes a hot sandwich and chocolate truffle

All day

Meal service details

Multi-course meals with three entree choices

5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Meal service details

International-quality, multi-course meals with three entree choices. See sample premium transcontinental service dinner menu

9:01 p.m. or later

Meal service details

Snack, which includes a hot sandwich and chocolate truffle

Mainline United sample menus

Breakfast

Brioche apple soufflé with vanilla cream sauce, mixed berry sauce and chicken sausage, served with fruit, yogurt and breakfast breads

Lunch

Thai chicken with coconut ginger sauce, rice noodles and vegetables, served with an Asian-style slaw with edamame, a bread roll, butter and cheesecake for dessert

Dinner

Four-cheese ravioli with yellow beets, sauteed leeks and lemon vinaigrette, served with a spinach salad with grape tomatoes, black olives and mozzarella cheese, a bread roll and cheesecake for dessert

Dinner on premium transcontinental routes

Appetizer course with smoked duck and lemon-dill potato salad, salad course with a spinach, watermelon and feta salad served with warmed premium breads, followed by grilled salmon with coconut red curry, ramen noodles and baby bok choy, and a signature ice cream sundae with a choice of toppings for dessert

Note: The mainline meal service varies by flight. The sample menus may not be indicative of the actual meal served on your flight.

United Express onboard meal service

Flights with a duration of under 1 hour
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. Premium biscotti
10 a.m. or later Premium pretzels
Flights with durations of 1 hr. to 2 hrs. 19 min.
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. Refreshments, which may include scones or muffins
10 a.m. or later Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
Flights with durations of 2 hrs. 20 min. to 2 hrs. 59 min.1
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 3:59 p.m. Meal service, which includes fresh fruit and breakfast bread on morning flights or a chilled plate with chocolate on afternoon flights
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. A full meal service with two entree choices
8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit
Flights with durations of 3 hrs. to 3 hrs. 59 min.1
Scheduled departure time Meal service details
5 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full meal service with two entrée choices
8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.

Meal service details

Premium biscotti

10 a.m. or later

Meal service details

Premium pretzels

5 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.

Meal service details

Refreshments, which may include scones or muffins

10 a.m. or later

Meal service details

Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

5 a.m. to 3:59 p.m.

Meal service details

Meal service, which includes fresh fruit and breakfast bread on morning flights or a chilled plate with chocolate on afternoon flights

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meal service details

A full meal service with two entree choices

8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m.

Meal service details

Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meal service details

A full meal service with two entrée choices

8:01 p.m. to 4:59 a.m.

Meal service details

Refreshments, which include a selection of premium snacks and fresh fruit

United Express sample menus

Breakfast

Chilled coconut oatmeal with diced mango, served with fruit, Greek yogurt and a scone

Lunch

Grilled chicken wrap with sriracha cream cheese spread, romaine, vegetable slaw and cilantro, served with a side salad

Dinner

Asian-style ginger beef and sweet chili glass noodle salad with jicama, cucumber, red peppers and sesame dressing, a side of fresh fruit and a snickerdoodle cookie for 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 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:

  • Premium transcontinental service
  • From the continental U.S. to Hawaii
  • From Honolulu and Maui to the continental U.S.

Exceptions and notes

Footnotes

  • Full meal service is available on flights between Chicago O'Hare and Denver, New York/Newark, Houston Intercontinental and New York LaGuardia
  • Refreshments are served prior to arrival.
    • Morning arrivals offer scones or muffins
    • Afternoon and evening arrivals offer premium snacks and fresh fruit or a cookie, baked on board
  • Refreshments, which include 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 breakfast bread
    • Afternoon and evening arrivals offer a hot sandwich and chocolate truffle
  • Refreshments are served prior to arrival, including a selection of tasty snacks and freshly prepared wraps.