Safety updates to inflight dining

Your safety and the safety of our employees is our highest priority. To try and further limit potential exposure to COVID-19 on board, we made some changes to our inflight service.

  • We’ve moved to primarily serving covered or pre-packaged foods and sealed beverages.
  • We streamlined our services so we can serve more items in one step and decrease physical touchpoints.
  • We’re also unable to offer special meals except for Kosher meals on flights between the U.S. and Tel Aviv, New York/Newark and London Heathrow (starting July 1), and San Francisco and Sydney (starting August 1).

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on select flights, but you’ll need to save a form of payment before you board. To maintain a safer and more touchless travel experience, you won’t be able to use credit cards while in flight.

Beverage changes for all flights

We’ll be offering sealed beverages on various flights. Coffee, tea and non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary on all flights, and alcoholic beverages are complimentary in our premium cabins.

Domestic flights in United Economy

Domestic flights in United Economy
Flight length Beverages
Under 1 hour Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages available on request
Over 1 hour Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and beer, wine and hard seltzer are available for purchase

Domestic flights in United Economy

Under 1 hour

Beverages

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages available on request

Over 1 hour

Beverages

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, and beer, wine and hard seltzer are available for purchase

Domestic flights in our premium cabins

Domestic flights in our premium cabins
Flight length Beverages
Under 1 hour Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, beer, individual wines and spirits available on request
Over 1 hour Complimentary beer, individual wines, spirits, hard seltzer and sealed beverages

Domestic flights in our premium cabins

Under 1 hour

Beverages

Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, beer, individual wines and spirits available on request

Over 1 hour

Beverages

Complimentary beer, individual wines, spirits, hard seltzer and sealed beverages

International flights

Wine and beer are complimentary in United Economy® on long-haul international flights and poured wine will be available on select premium routes.

All beverages, including beer, wine, liquor, hard seltzer and non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary in United Premium Plus® and United Polaris® business class.

Food changes for all flights

The snacks and food options that are available on your flight may vary, but you’re always welcome to bring your own snacks on board. You’ll also be able to buy snacks and drinks again on select flights.

United Economy

United Economy
Flight length Food
Under 2 hours and 20 minutes Snacks aren’t available
Over 2 hours and 20 minutes Choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies
Over 4 hours Choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.
Premium transcontinental “All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.
Los Angeles and San Francisco flights to/from Hawaii “All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.
Long-haul flights to/from Honolulu and Kahului, Hawaii1 Covered entrée, sides, a dessert, and your choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.
Denver and Houston Intercontinental flights to/from Honolulu and Kahului, Hawaii Cold sandwich and your choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.
Flights to/from Kona and Lihue, Hawaii “All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.
Long-haul international Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, a snack and a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream.2 Mid-flight snacks and pre-arrival meals are available on select flights.

United Economy

Food

Snacks aren’t available

Food

Choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies

Food

Choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.

Food

“All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.

Food

“All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.

Food

Covered entrée, sides, a dessert, and your choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.

Food

Cold sandwich and your choice of pretzels, stroopwafel or Biscoff cookies. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.

Food

“All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks. Choice Menu snacks are also available for purchase.

Food

Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, a snack and a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream.2 Mid-flight snacks and pre-arrival meals are available on select flights.

Premium cabins

Premium cabins
Flight length Food
Under 1 hour Snacks aren’t available
Between 1 hour and 2 hours and 20 minutes “All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks
Over 2 hours and 20 minutes Choice between a selection of cold sandwiches and a snack box
Over 4 hours Covered entrée and sides
Premium transcontinental Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, mixed nuts, bread, a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream, and a pre-arrival snack2
Hawaii flights Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, mixed nuts, bread, a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream with a wrapped cookie, and a pre-arrival snack.2
Long-haul international Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, bread, a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream, a mid-flight snack, and a fresh, packaged pre-arrival meal.2

Premium cabins

Food

Snacks aren’t available

Food

“All-in-one” snack bag with an 8.5-ounce bottled water and two snacks

Food

Choice between a selection of cold sandwiches and a snack box

Food

Covered entrée and sides

Food

Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, mixed nuts, bread, a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream, and a pre-arrival snack2

Food

Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, mixed nuts, bread, a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream with a wrapped cookie, and a pre-arrival snack.2

Food

Covered entrée, a salad with salad dressing, bread, a sealed, single-serve cup of ice cream, a mid-flight snack, and a fresh, packaged pre-arrival meal.2

Temporary changes to complimentary snack and drink benefit for Premier 1K members

We’ve made some temporary changes to our inflight service, so we’re currently offering Premier® 1K® members seated in Economy a complimentary snack and beer, wine or hard seltzer on these select domestic flights:

  • On flights 2 hours and 20 minutes or longer, or on flights between our hubs, you can have a beer, wine or hard seltzer on us.
  • On flights over 4 hours, you can select a free snack from our Choice Menu.

Footnotes

Footnotes

  • For flights from Chicago O’Hare, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles to Honolulu and Kahului, and all flights from Honolulu and Kahului to the continental U.S.
  • Ice cream cups only available on select flights.