United expands its “Snack Shop and Bistro on Board” menu

United Airlines on March 1 announced it has expanded its menu selections for the Snack Shop and Bistro on Board and created a brand new menu for customers flying from Canada to the U.S.

Additionally, starting this summer, the exclusive vodka brand offered on all of the airline’s flights worldwide will be Wheatley Vodka, a craft distilled vodka created by the same makers as the award-winning Buffalo Trace bourbon.

Wheatley Vodka, a craft distilled vodka created by the same makers as the award-winning Buffalo Trace bourbon, will be available summer 2018. (PRNewsfoto/United Airlines)

Organic Jerky Among New Snack Shop Offerings

United will be the first airline to feature Think Jerky as one of the newcomers onboard with their Sweet Chipotle beef flavor. Think Jerky, which only uses grass-fed beef, was added to the menu in response to customer requests for a new meat-based snack onboard. A new organic nut mix from Nuts.com, along with an updated Cheese and Crackers Box that contains items like Everything ParmCrisps™ and two cheese options round out the new Snack Shop items. Customers who enjoy United’s snackboxes can now purchase a newly designed Classic Snackbox that has been updated to have a more ‘Americana’ flavor with items like a SMASHMALLOW® root beer float marshmallow, pretzels, Oreo cookies, and Twizzlers.

Bistro on Board Features New Breakfast, Lunch Options

New breakfast and lunch meal choices are now available on the Bistro on Board menu. The biscuit breakfast sandwich, another United exclusive, is a hot entrée selection that features a 100% cage-free home style fried egg. For customers who prefer a cold breakfast entree, the new Mixed Berry Breakfast Bowl comes with fresh ingredients like berries, pecans, and granola and is served with a Chobani® Mixed Berry Greek yogurt drink. For lunch, the Mezze Sampler has been updated with a new wheat berry salad that comes with quinoa, edamame and corn.

New Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Menu Created for Canada

In response to customer requests for meals made with regional flavors, United worked with chefs in Canada to create selections inspired by local ingredients. For breakfast, a Maple Ham Breakfast Sandwich that pairs Black Forest ham with maple butter on a croissant is now available.  For lunch or dinner, a Hummus Sampler and a Forty Creek Barbecue Burger that features Forty Creek whiskey barbecue sauce are also available along with a Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Wrap. These options are served on most flights over three hours from Canada to the U.S.

Craft Distilled Vodka Boarding This Summer

Beginning this summer, United is excited to serve Wheatley Vodka, an award-winning handcrafted vodka made from the same master distiller who produces Buffalo Trace, the popular bourbon the airline currently serves onboard. Buffalo Trace Distillery, considered the world’s most award-winning distillery, uses the same wheat to produce Wheatley Vodka as is used to produce legendary bourbons such as Pappy Van Winkle and Weller.

Vodka is the number one-selling spirit served on United flights. Wheatley Vodka will be available for purchase in the economy cabin on flights where a beverage service is offered. Customers flying in United’s premium cabins may enjoy the spirit at no cost.

New and Updated Choice Menu Selections – Full Details

New Snack Options

March 1

Price

Details

Nuts.com CB&J Mix

$4.99

Butter toffee cashews, roasted salted cashews,
dried strawberries, raisins, sliced cranberries

Think Jerky

$4.99

Sweet Chipotle Grass-Fed Beef Jerky

Updated Snackboxes

March 1

Price

Details

Cheese and Crackers Snackbox

$6.99

Bagel chips, roasted poblano cheddar dip,
chocolate square, Everything ParmCrisps™,
vintage cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese

Classic Snackbox

$9.59

Cheddar spread, Oreo’s, pretzel crisps, root beer
float marshmallow, salami, Twizzlers

New Breakfast Items

March 1

Price

Details

Biscuit breakfast sandwich

$7.99

100% Cage-free homestyle fried egg, smoked
Canadian bacon and cheddar cheese on a
buttermilk biscuit.

Mixed berry breakfast bowl

$6.99

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, slivered
pecans, sunflower seeds and vanilla granola
served with a Chobani® Mixed Berry Greek
yogurt drink

Updated Lunch Item

March 1

Price

Details

Mezze Sampler

$9.99

Wheat berry salad with quinoa, edamame
and corn, sun-dried tomato basil hummus, almonds
and triangle pita pieces

New Menu Items (Canada)

March 1

Price

Details

Maple ham breakfast sandwich

$7.99

Black Forest ham, cheddar cheese and maple
butter on a croissant

Hummus sampler

$9.99

Carrot edamame salad, red pepper hummus
and herbed pita wedges

Forty Creek barbecue  burger

$9.99

All-beef patty, white cheddar cheese and Forty
Creek whiskey barbecue sauce on a pretzel bun

Sun-dried tomato pesto chicken wrap

$9.99

Chicken, Havarti cheese, lettuce and sun-dried
tomato pesto in a tortilla wrap

All new menu items and refreshed snackboxes are available for purchase on flights within the U.S. with a scheduled flight time of more than 3.5 hours and on all international flights from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Snack Shop items including the Tapas, Classic, Select and Ben Flyin’ Kid’s snackboxes are available on all flights over 1.5 hours within North America, including the Caribbean and select Latin American cities and flights to and from Singapore and Australia. Canadian menu items are available on flights from Canada to the U.S. over 3 hours.

All photos by United Airlines.

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Frontier Airlines returns to Little Rock

Frontier Airlines on March 1 celebrated the return of new low-cost, nonstop flights to Denver from Little Rock’s Clinton International Airport.

Photo: Frontier Airlines.

Wizz Air expands operations at Vienna

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXD (msn 7032) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 938323.

Wizz Air has announced a major expansion of its Vienna operations. Following the base establishment with three aircraft this year, Wizz will deploy two additional Airbus A321s at Vienna Airport by March 2019, growing its annual capacity to over 2 million seats on sale.

Wizz’s offer from Austria will include nine new routes from Vienna to Nice in France, Keflavik (Reykjavik) in Iceland, Catania and Milan in Italy, Lisbon in Portugal, Madrid in Spain, Malmo and Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden, and Kharkiv in Ukraine. The newest WIZZ services will commence in February and March 2019.

WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM VIENNA

Destination Days Starts Fares From**
Catania Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 23 February 2019 29.99€
Kharkiv Wednesday, Sunday

(Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday from 23 March 2019)

25 November 2018 29.99€
Lisbon Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 February 2019 39.99€
Madrid Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

(daily from 22 March 2019)

23 February 2019 29.99€
Malmo Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 March 2019 19.99€
Milan Malpensa Daily 22 February 2019 19.99€
Nice Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 February 2019 29.99€
Reykjavik Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 23 March 2019 49.99€
Stockholm Skavsta Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 March 2019 19.99€

**one-way, including taxes and non-optional charges

Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXD (msn 7032) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 938323.

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Cargojet to start Hamilton – Miami – Bogota cargo flights

Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-328 ER (F) C-GVIJ (msn 27212) SVO (OSDU). Image: 931321.

Cargojet Airways will add a new cargo route linking its Hamilton, ON cargo hub with Bogota via Miami. The new route will add to its existing network (see below).

The new service will commence on March 16 and will be operated with Boeing 767-300F freighters and will operate two days a week.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Cargojet): Cargojet Airways Boeing 767-328 ER (F) C-GVIJ (msn 27212) SVO (OSDU). Image: 931321.

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Video: Cockpit View: South African Airbus A340-600 Johannesburg – Munich

From Just Planes: JustPlanes filming on the flightdeck of the South African Airways Airbus A340-600 (ZS-SNE) operating flight SA264 from Johannesburg to Munich.

After 10 hours 23 minutes of flight we make our final approach and get some nice views after sunrise especially on final approach.