United Snack Boxes Offer More Choice

23rd Mar 2005

United’s new onboard snack
box collection has proven so popular on Ted flights that the company is
expanding them to other United flights beginning April 3, 2005.Four varieties of snack boxes containing six to eight nonperishable,
individually wrapped, brand-name products will be available to customers
for $5 each on United mainline flights with travel times between 3 1/2 and
5 hours, in addition to all Ted flights with travel times greater than 2
1/2 hours.

United snack boxes offer a significant number of food items at a low price
—quantities are even generous enough to share. The snack box options
replace the sandwich or salad meal, enabling customers to have more
variety and the flexibility to eat the snacks on board or even save them
for later.

“Our snack boxes have been very well received by our customers since we
began offering these high-quality snacks on Ted flights last October,”
said Jane Allen, United’s senior vice president of Onboard Service.
“Compared to our competitors’ food purchase programs, we are providing
customers a better value with more items per box, as well as popular
consumer snacks with name brands such as Nabisco, Dole, Pepperidge Farm,
Motts, Quaker, Mrs. Fields and more. In addition to being favored by our
customers, our shelf-stable snack boxes are also cost-effective and reduce
perishable food waste.”

United’s snack boxes come in a selection that includes:

Jumpstart—a light, healthy choice with Wheat Thins(R) crackers,
sunflower seed spread, chewy granola bar, fruit bowl, dried fruit and nut
mix, biscotti and green tea mix


Minimeal—a filling snack of peppercorn Parmesan cheese spread, salami
slices, wheat wafers, gourmet potato chips, applesauce and Milano(R)

Quickpick—dipping snacks including tortilla chips and salsa, pretzels
and cheese, smoked beef jerky, honey-coated trail mix and chocolate chip

Funpack—fun food snack that includes strawberry applesauce, goldfish
cheddar crackers, fruit punch juice, fruit roll-up, candy bar cookie and
Pez(R) dispenser

Customers will have several opportunities throughout their journey to
learn about the United snack box choices available on eligible flights.
When booking a flight, reservations agents, united.com and flyted.com will
make snack box descriptions available, and at the airport, EasyCheck-in
and gate room announcements will remind customers of this meal option.
Onboard, Ted customers will continue to find snack box descriptions on the
“Ted’s List” publication located in seatbacks, and flight attendants will
provide customers with a United snack box menu card on other United


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