United Introduces Bangers and Mash in the Sky

LONDON, May 21, 2002 - United Airlines has introduced bangers and mash as part of a new range of British themed comfort food on its aircraft departing London Heathrow. The pork and leek sausages, mashed potato, bubble and squeak and onion gravy will be served alongside United`s sophisticated main menu.

United`s menus have been enhanced in all cabins and now also offers scones with clotted cream and Cadbury`s chocolate ice cream. Launched by food guru Loyd Grossman, the British `comfort` food is now available on transatlantic flights. United Business and First passengers departing from London Heathrow will now also be able to help themselves between meals to British snack-time favourites such as Walkers crisps, Twix and Kit-Kat. Economy passengers will be offered a `snack-box` of sandwiches, Walkers crisps and Toffee Crisp.

Commenting on the new range of British food, Loyd Grossman said: “It is fantastic that United is offering these British favourites, which I am sure will be well received by both British and American passengers. This will play a valuable role in promoting British food.”

United Airlines catering is designed and developed by Alpha Catering, based at London Heathrow.

United, one of the world`s largest airlines, operates around 1,700 daily flights on a route network that spans the globe. From London Heathrow, it operates frequent daily services to key U.S. gateways at New York JFK, Newark, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago.