United Airlines will upgrade the food and drink served at its Melbourne airport lounge, although the lounge itself won't receive a make-over to the new United Club design concept.
The US airline promises passengers a revamped menu with healthier meals, in a roll-out beginning in Chicago this week and extending to all United Club lounges by the year’s end.
There'll be a hot oatmeal station and a Greek yoghurt bar in the mornings, served aside scones, spicy Bloody Mary trail mix and hard-boiled eggs with fresh chives and paprika.
In the afternoons, that’s followed by a Mediterranean salad with wheat berries, tomatoes, peppers and black olives, cured salami and cheddar cheese with wheat crackers, a soup of the day and fresh hummus with pita thins or crisps, Greek olives and freshly-sliced red capsicum.
For dessert is ‘Sheila G’s’ brownie brittle…
…which is, of course, best enjoyed with a glass of wine – complimentary in the Melbourne lounge with additional premium beverages to follow at a charge including Laurent-Perrier Champagne and Trinchero Family Estates wines from the Napa Valley.
More comprehensive food items may be available for purchase if a trial of the same is successful in the United States.
There's no firm timetable as to when United's Melbourne airport lounge will see the new menu, however.
United’s lounges in Chicago O’Hare, Washington Reagan (DCA), Hong Kong and Tokyo Narita are also set for an upgrade to the new United Club look and feel, as already found in the likes of Boston, Seattle and London Heathrow.
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