United Airlines Is Bringing Back Free Snacks In Economy Class

United Airlines and Free Snacks

United Airlines has announced plans to bring back its free snacks program to customers flying in economy.

The snacks will debut in February 2016 on United flights within North America and Latin America.

Flights that depart before 9:45 a.m. will serve stroopwafel — a Dutch, caramel-filled waffle.

Flights later in the day will have savory snack mixes, including one with rice crackers, sesame sticks and wasabi peas, and another that has mini pretzel sticks, Cajun corn sticks and ranch soy nuts.

United Airlines stopped offering free snacks in 2008 and briefly re-introduced the snacks shortly after merging with Continental, only to cancel the program again in 2011.

While free snacks have not been offered in years, the company has continue to offer complimentary soda, water, and coffee.

“We’re refocusing on the big and little things that we know matter to our customers and shape how they feel about their travel experience,” said Jimmy Samartzis, United’s VP of food services.

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The company will still offers additional snacks and a la carte items via its “Choice Menu.”

Written by Peter Mondrose

Peter Mondrose

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