United Airlines Elevates Inflight Dining with the Addition of Gluten-Free Choices

  United Airlines Elevates Inflight Dining with the Addition of Gluten-Free
                                   Choices

Menu changes also feature the expansion of premium wine service

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines is elevating the
inflight dining experience with the addition of new menu items, including
gluten-free options for premium-cabin and United Economy customers.

On March 1, the company will switch from regular to gluten-free salad dressing
on its premium-cabin menu on flights departing the United States to points
throughout North and Central America – routes that already have flights
offering gluten-free soup. With the new salad dressing, premium-cabin
customers may enjoy a complete gluten-free meal on flights where both soup and
salad are served.

This summer, United will add gluten-free options for premium-cabin customers
on long-haul international flights departing the United States, including
salad dressing for all premium-cabin customers and soup in United Global
First.

Choice Menu Snack Shop Gluten-Free Options

Also, this month United refreshed the contents of its Choice Menu Classic,
Savory and Tapas Snack Shop snackboxes with more premium offerings. At least
half of the items in each snackbox are now gluten-free. Starting this spring,
the Savory snackbox will be completely gluten-free. Snack Shop selections are
available for purchase in United Economy on most North and Central America
flights scheduled for more than two hours and flights to and from northern
South America.

Additionally, United offers Two Degrees Fruit & Nut Bars as a gluten-free
Snack Shop à la carte option. The fruit and nut bars are also available on the
airline's Choice Menu Bistro on Board, on flights departing after 5:45 a.m.
and before 9:45 a.m. Bistro on Board offers fresh food for sale in United
Economy on most flights scheduled for more than three-and-a-half hours within
North America and to Central and northern South America.

New Greek Yogurt Options

United has also replaced regular yogurt with Greek yogurt in premium cabins on
flights departing the United States to points throughout North and Central
America.

This spring, the airline will add Chobani Flip Greek yogurt to the breakfast
options on its Bistro on Board menu on p.s. "Premium Service" flights between
New York JFK and Los Angeles and New York JFK and San Francisco.

"Our customers are looking for menu choices that reflect their heightened
focus on health and good nutrition," said Lynda Coffman, United's vice
president of food services. "By introducing new choices for premium-cabin and
United Economy customers, we continue to provide a more flyer-friendly
inflight experience for travelers."

Premium Wine Service Expansion

In addition, this month United has expanded its premium wine service in United
Economy to flights between the United States and Europe. The 375-milliliter
bottles of Meiomi Pinot Noir 2012 and Murphy-Goode North Coast 2012 Sauvignon
Blanc are available for $15.99 each. Each bottle pours approximately
two-and-a-half glasses of wine. The airline first introduced 375-milliliter
bottles of premium wine for purchase in United Economy last May on its
transcontinental p.s. flights.

Photos of the premium wines, snackboxes and one of the gluten-free soup
options are available at
http://newsroom.unitedcontinentalholdings.com/foodandbeverages.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,300
flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2013, United
and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in
the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million
customers. United is delivering a more flyer-friendly experience, offering
more premium-cabin flat-bed seats and extra-legroom, economy-class seating
than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.
global carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi, including on long-haul overseas
routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on more than 200 aircraft, with
more live television access than any airline in the world. United operates
nearly 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 36 new Boeing
aircraft and welcome the E175 aircraft to United Express. Business Traveler
magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2013, and
readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program
the Best Frequent-Flyer program for 10 consecutive years. Air Transport World
named United the Eco-Aviation Airline of the Year Gold Winner in 2013. United
is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries
via 28 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S.
state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit
united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of
United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE
under the symbol UAL.

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SOURCE United Airlines

Website: http://www.united.com
Contact: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640,
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