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United Airlines Brings Back Kids Meals

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United Airlines is bringing children’s meals onboard to select flights just in time for holiday travel.

Earlier this month, on November 1, special kid-friendly breakfast, lunch, and dinner options were made available on eligible flights when ordered in advance, according to Simple Flying.

Flyers requesting a kid’s meal can choose the Children’s Special Meals option when booking a ticket or add a request to an existing reservation through the United App.

The company explains that starting next year, kids’ meals will be available for preorder to customers traveling in eligible cabins on select United flights. This includes flights greater than 2,000 miles in cabins where complimentary meal service is offered.

According to Simply Flying, at the beginning of the pandemic, United Airlines was one of several carriers worldwide that reduced onboard meal options and no longer provided food options for children.

For select domestic and international flights departing the U.S., the children’s menu includes kid-friendly options like French toast with sausage, fruit, a croissant for breakfast, chicken tenders, a bread roll, and dessert for lunch and dinner.

“We’re committed to providing a great onboard experience for all of our customers, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our youngest flyers new, kid-friendly food options on select routes,” Aaron McMillan, United’s managing director of hospitality and planning, said in a press release.

“We know there’s a lot to balance when traveling as a family – especially during the busy holiday season – and hope this helps to put parents’ minds at ease as they prepare for travel with us,” he continued.

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