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  • Joe Breitfeller

United Airlines Reintroduces Kids’ Meals Onboard Just in Time for the Holidays

United Airlines has today announced the reintroduction of onboard kids’ meals, with popular choices such as chicken tenders, grilled cheese, French toast and desserts. Children can now enjoy both breakfast and lunch/dinner on select flights.


United Airlines Brings Back Onboard Kids' Meals - Courtesy United Airlines/PRNewswire

On Wednesday (November 9, 2022), United Airlines announced the relaunch of onboard kids’ meals just in time for the festive holiday season. Kids traveling on select flights where complimentary meals are served can now enjoy breakfast and lunch/dinner with classic favorites such as French toast, chicken tenders and grilled cheese. Customers can select ‘Children’s Special Meals’ when booking tickets, or add the request to an existing reservation via the United® mobile app. From 2023, kids’ meals will be available for pre-order to customers traveling in eligible cabins on select United flights.


In Wednesday’s announcement, United Airlines’ Managing Director of Hospitality and Planning, Aaron McMillan, said,


“We’re committed to providing a great onboard experience for all of our customers, and we're thrilled to be able to offer our youngest flyers new, kid-friendly food options on select routes. We know there's a lot to balance when traveling as a family – especially during the busy holiday season – and hope this helps to put parents' minds at ease as they prepare for travel with us.”


Kids’ meals are now available on United flights greater than 2,000 miles, in cabins where complimentary meals are served. On select domestic flights, including Hawaii, and international flights on departure from the U.S., the menu includes French toast with sausage, fruit and a croissant for breakfast, and chicken tenders with fruit, a dinner roll and dessert for lunch and dinner. On international flights returning to the U.S., ids will also have the option of ordering a French toast meal for breakfast, and can also order a grilled cheese sandwich with fruit, a dinner roll and dessert for lunch and dinner.


United Airlines’ shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated over 1.7 million flights carrying over 162 million guests. United Airlines operates the most comprehensive network among North American carriers with mainland U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’



Source: United Airlines / PRNewswire

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