Food on United, Chicago to Honolulu

Oct 12th, 2007, 06:34 AM
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Food on United, Chicago to Honolulu

Its a 9+ hour flight, but my TA is telling me that there will only be "food for purchase", no meals served in economy. Is this correct?
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Oct 12th, 2007, 06:46 AM
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Yes
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Oct 12th, 2007, 07:28 AM
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Kinda makes one not want to go to Hawaii, or instead, fly First Class, or fly on a different airline. American and United are the two airlines with no food (or food for purchase) to Hawaii. Does anyone know a third?

What was surprising to me was that the food on those European budget airlines for purchase didn't look too bad.
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Oct 12th, 2007, 08:35 AM
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Be glad they don't serve food, what they do is ghastly! The problem with it is that you canít take prepacked food through security check, which means you have to buy at airport and those food prices have really skyrocketed at least at SFO and I assume most airports. Eat a good meal before you leave home, take a few snack bars and buy a couple bottles of water once past security.
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Oct 12th, 2007, 08:38 AM
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From what I understand, only Continental, Hawaiian and Aloha offer complimentary meals between Hawaii and the mainland. All others (AA, UA, NW and DL) are food for purchase.
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Oct 12th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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JoanneH - You can take food through security. Just no liquid or gel items other than those 3-oz ones in the zip-lock bags.
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Oct 12th, 2007, 09:17 AM
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The New Delta has food and snacks. I received a Delta Snack pack flying from Atlanta to SFO. Their snack pack is free.
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Oct 12th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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No free beverages either?
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Oct 12th, 2007, 10:25 AM
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Free non-alcoholic beverages on all those airlines. Right now in the US, I think only Skybus charges for water.
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Oct 12th, 2007, 12:12 PM
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Meals are not included with your economy ticket price. Complimentary soft drinks and a "cocktail snack" are. The FAs will periodically walk the aisles offering to refill your cup with bottled water.

For flights over 5 hours you will have a choice between:

1) The fresh food menu
http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,51284,00.html

2) A choice of snackboxes
http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,51257,00.html
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Oct 12th, 2007, 07:36 PM
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Delta serves two complimentary meals between the mainland and Hawaii.
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JoanneH - You can take food through security. Just no liquid or gel items other than those 3-oz ones in the zip-lock bags. snaip

They would not let us take crackers in April flying to Europe and just this past month they took away the snack bars on trip to New Mexico saying no food buy it after security, you appear to be able to do something I have not been able to do <G>
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Oct 13th, 2007, 08:52 AM
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I'm able to take any and all food past security. You probably had another IDIOT TSA agent that doesn't know his left hand from his right hand.

Next time insist on seeing the supervisor. There are NO RESTRICTIONS for solid foods.

Here is a list of prohibitive items from TSA.gov

Food & Drinks
Item Carry-on Checked
Beverages brought from home or purchased before reaching the security checkpoint in containers LARGER than 3 oz. No Yes
Beverages brought from home or purchased before reaching the security checkpoint in a 3 oz. or smaller container and in your quart-size, zip-top plastic bag. Yes Yes
Beverages purchased after security screening Yes Yes
Medications, baby formula and food, breast milk, and juice are allowed in reasonable quantities exceeding three ounces and are not required to be in the zip-top bag. Declare these items for inspection at the checkpoint. Learn more about traveling with children. Yes Yes
Canned or jarred goods such as soup, sauces, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and jellies Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Cheese in pressurized containers Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Duty free alcohol and other items (Please see our section on Duty Free Items) Yes, but some restrictions apply. Yes
Gel based sports supplements Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Jell-O's Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Pudding Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Whipped cream Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Yogurt or gel like food substances Yes - 3 oz. or smaller container Yes
Flameless Ration Heater (FRH) - A product most commonly found in MRE's, used to head food packages. There is no limit on the number of MREs an individual may possess in checked or carry-on baggage, but the MRE(s) containing FRH(s) must be unopened (original factory seal is unbroken)
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