United's Food Service Changes . . . Again
United Airlines has just announced that it's dropping its experiment to charge customers for food on transatlantic flights.
The airline was planning to stop serving free food on flights from Dulles to Europe beginning Oct. 1, testing out customers' reactions before it started charging for meals on all transatlantic flights. But this afternoon the company announced that it's canceling the pilot project and will continue to feed Europe-bound fliers.
However, Bloomberg reported this afternoon that the United's still cutting some food services: "The carrier today also ended coach-class free snacks on domestic flights of more than two hours, after earlier dropping them on shorter routes. Snacks now can be purchased, a change the carrier expects will generate $1.7 million in annual revenue, [United Airlines spokesperson Robin] Urbanski said."
Turns out the airlines do listen to feedback, at least in this case. How do you feel about United reversing its decision?
By Christina Talcott |
September 3, 2008; 7:28 AM ET
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