A Surprisingly Good Breakfast on United Airlines

by Anthony Losanno
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I flew United Airlines from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica. While the Wi-Fi and DirecTV didn’t work for the flight, I was pleasantly surprised at how good the breakfast was onboard. I have been critical of many of the meals United serves, but this morning’s choices were both winners.

United Breakfast 1

Southwest Tortilla Scramble

My husband preordered this meal and it was a lot like Chilaquiles. The chips were crispy and it had a decent spice to it. It was served with a side of fresh fruit, a Chobani yogurt (peach flavor), and a croissant (that was warm and crispy).

United Breakfast 2

Apricot & Brie Baked French Toast

I had never tasted either of these meals and was really looking forward to tasting this one. The Apricot & Brie Baked French Toast wasn’t overly sweet. It struck the right balance between the stewed apricots and the Brie that was melted on top. Like the other meal, it was served with a side of fresh fruit, a Chobani yogurt (peach flavor), and a croissant (that was also warm and crispy). United used to serve such limp, blah croissant. While not what you’d find in France, they were perfectly tasty.

Anthony’s Take: I am quick to criticize United when it serves poor food (especially in United Polaris) and the past few years it has been declining in taste and quality. If this is the direction that the catering is heading than I say bravo, United! We need more of this onboard.

(Featured Image Credit: Anna_leni.)

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1 comment

David Sisson February 11, 2024 - 2:15 am

So the meal was good, but no IFE or WiFi available. No reason why UA can’t get it all right. Cheap.


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