United Airlines is toying with the concept of taking plane food to new heights, with the distribution of free sandwiches on a much-traveled flight from Houston to Hawaii this month.
Earlier this week, The Points Guy reported that Chicago-based carrier is testing a new “complimentary sandwich” for economy passengers traveling on the airline’s daily flight #253 to the Aloha State.
According to an image from a passenger shared via Twitter with Zach Honig, editor-at-large of the travel blog, the snack is, more specifically, a four-ounce balsamic chicken sandwich with arugula spread and mozzarella that claims to be “freshly prepared,” as per its packaging.
Though the United customer wasn’t totally wowed by the offering, describing the sandwich’s taste as not “bad” as “the bread isn't soggy" – they were impressed that the carrier is trying to keep up with competitors like American Airlines with the foodie experiment.
When contacted for comment, a rep for United offered Fox News' the following statement on the story:
“We are testing this on our service from IAH [George Bush Intercontinental Airport] to HNL [Honolulu International Airport] right now as one of the ways we can continue to improve the customer experience. The test is running now through the end of April and we’re gathering feedback from our customers and our flight attendants," a spokesman said.
"We are continuously looking at ways we can improve the customer experience," he added.
Whether or not the balsamic chicken treat leaves mouths watering, moving forward, it’s surely a happier alternative to going hungry on the eight-plus-hour flight.