United Snack Boxes Offer More Choice for Travelers

Beginning April 3, United Expands Its Popular Snack Box Program, Offering Customers More Choices of Brand Name Foods

CHICAGO, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — United’s new onboard snack box collection has proven so popular on Ted flights that the company is expanding them to other United flights beginning April 3, 2005.

Four varieties of snack boxes containing six to eight nonperishable, individually wrapped, brand-name products will be available to customers for $5 each on United mainline flights with travel times between 3 1/2 and 5 hours, in addition to all Ted flights with travel times greater than 2 1/2 hours.

United snack boxes offer a significant number of food items at a low price — quantities are even generous enough to share. The snack box options replace the sandwich or salad meal, enabling customers to have more variety and the flexibility to eat the snacks on board or even save them for later.

“Our snack boxes have been very well received by our customers since we began offering these high-quality snacks on Ted flights last October,” said Jane Allen, United’s senior vice president of Onboard Service. “Compared to our competitors’ food purchase programs, we are providing customers a better value with more items per box, as well as popular consumer snacks with name brands such as Nabisco, Dole, Pepperidge Farm, Motts, Quaker, Mrs. Fields and more. In addition to being favored by our customers, our shelf-stable snack boxes are also cost-effective and reduce perishable food waste.”

United’s snack boxes come in a selection that includes:

Jumpstart — a light, healthy choice with Wheat Thins(R) crackers, sunflower seed spread, chewy granola bar, fruit bowl, dried fruit and nut mix, biscotti and green tea mix

Minimeal — a filling snack of peppercorn Parmesan cheese spread, salami slices, wheat wafers, gourmet potato chips, applesauce and Milano(R) cookies

Quickpick — dipping snacks including tortilla chips and salsa, pretzels and cheese, smoked beef jerky, honey-coated trail mix and chocolate chip cookie

Funpack — fun food snack that includes strawberry applesauce, goldfish cheddar crackers, fruit punch juice, fruit roll-up, candy bar cookie and Pez(R) dispenser

Customers will have several opportunities throughout their journey to learn about the United snack box choices available on eligible flights. When booking a flight, reservations agents, united.com and flyted.com will make snack box descriptions available, and at the airport, EasyCheck-in and gate room announcements will remind customers of this meal option. Onboard, Ted customers will continue to find snack box descriptions on the “Ted’s List” publication located in seatbacks, and flight attendants will provide customers with a United snack box menu card on other United flights.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline, operating more than 3,400 flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is the largest international carrier based in the United States*. United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to nearly 800 destinations in 139 countries worldwide. United’s 60,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company’s Web site at united.com.

* Measured by revenue passenger miles as reported to the U.S. Department
of Transportation for 12 months ending September 2004, the most recent
comparison data available.

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