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United Economy dining

United Economy® dining features a variety of options based on the length and location of your flight. Selections range from Choice Menu snacks available for purchase to complimentary multi-course meals designed in consultation with our team of chefs. Soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages are complimentary worldwide.

Below is information about our United Economy dining options for flights on or after June 1, 2015. If you are flying before June 1, please see our current dining options.

Choice Menu
Routes Complimentary meal service Complimentary beer and wine Snack shop Bistro on board
Within North America and the Caribbean1    
Between the U.S. and most of Latin America1    
Between the U.S. and Peru and Venezuela      
Between the U.S. and Argentina, Brazil and Chile2  
Between the U.S. and Africa, Europe, India, Israel and the Middle East2  
Between the U.S. and Australia, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan2  
Intra-Pacific, including Micronesia      
Between Guam and Honolulu1    

1Choice Menu Snack Shop offers snacks and snackboxes for purchase throughout the day in United Economy on most United mainline and United Express flights over 800 miles. Choice Menu Bistro on Board offers freshly prepared meals available for purchase in United Economy on most United mainline flights over 1,200 miles departing before 8 p.m.

2Choice Menu Snack Shop offers snacks and snackboxes for purchase throughout the flight.

Complimentary meal service

On flights between the United States and Peru and Venezuela, and intra-Pacific flights including Micronesia:

Enjoy complimentary snacks or meals. Please see the inflight amenities section on united.com/flightstatus or the United app to see which service is scheduled on your flight.

On long-haul flights between the U.S. and Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Middle East and Taiwan:

On June 1, 2015, we will begin to offer enhanced dining options, designed by our team of chefs.

Our expanded food selection consists of a three-course meal service, including a light snack offered with the initial beverage service, a generous meal served with salad, artisan bread, and a premium dessert.

Along with the complimentary meal, we are pleased to offer complimentary beer and wine, and also a bottle of water. Half-bottles of premium wine are available for purchase along with our spirits.

Sample menu

Snack with your choice of beverage

During the initial beverage service we'll offer a snack, which may include cheese and crackers, baked whole-grain bruschetta chips or Kiri® cheese spread with crackers, depending on the flight.

Main course

The following are sample main course options that may be offered:

  • Home-style turkey meatloaf in spicy barbecue sauce, served with sweet potato mash, mixed vegetables, an artisan ciabatta roll and amaranth mango salad
  • Tuscan ravioli with roasted red pepper sauce, served with a petite artisan ciabatta roll and mixed-grain salad
  • Udon noodles with stir-fried vegetables and ginger soya sauce, served with a petit multigrain baguette roll and apple wheatberry salad

Premium dessert
Our premium dessert selection may include gelato, sorbet, ice cream, mousse or a regional specialty.

Mid-flight snacks
After your main meal, enjoy packaged snacks and snackboxes for purchase. Our Choice Menu Snack Shop will be available for the rest of the flight.

Pre-arrival offering
Depending on the flight, we will offer either a complimentary snack or meal prior to landing.

Meal and snack selections available for purchase before June 1, 2015

North America, Caribbean, and select intra-Pacific* and Latin America** destinations

Choice Menu Snack Shop and Bistro on Board offerings are available for purchase. We accept credit and debit cards only for all inflight purchases. Product availability may vary.

*Includes flights between Guam and Honolulu

**Includes Acapulco, Aguadilla, Antigua, Aruba, Belize City, Bermuda, Bogota, Cancun, Cozumel, Curacao-Willemstad, Freeport, Grand Cayman, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Leon, Liberia (Costa Rica), Managua, Mazatlan, Mérida, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Nassau, Panama City (Panama), Port of Spain, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Quito, Roatan, San Jose (Costa Rica), San Jose del Cabo, San Juan, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Santiago (Dominican Republic), Santo Domingo, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Tegucigalpa

Complimentary meal service

Latin America

With the exception of select flights departing after midnight, complimentary meals or snacks are served on flights to and from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Venezuela.

Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the South Pacific

Complimentary meals are served on all flights.

Intra-Pacific (Excludes flights between Guam and Honolulu)

Complimentary meals or snacks are served during meal times.

See the chart below for United Economy® meal options.

Flights** Choice Menu Snack Shop
(available all day)
Choice Menu Bistro on Board offerings
(available on flights scheduled to depart between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m.)
Complimentary meals
North America (including continental U.S. and Guam to/from Hawaii), Caribbean and select Latin America

Flight time: Scheduled 2 - 3.5 hours
North America (including continental U.S. and Guam to/from Hawaii), Caribbean and select Latin America

Flight time: Scheduled 3.5 hours or longer
Select Latin America, trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific (excluding continental U.S. and Guam to/from Hawaii) and intra-Pacific    

**Flight durations listed are based on average trip times (from gate departure at the origin city to gate arrival at the destination city). Actual flight times and service by market may vary.