No more free food in coach on Continental, but the airline hopes the new for-sale food will be a lot more popular than those dreaded little cheese pizzas that sat in your stomach like a wet horse-blanket.
Continental says today that its new menu will include freshly prepared hot and cold mealtime selections "similar to those served in casual-dining restaurants," such as Asian noodle salad, grilled chicken spinach salad, cheeseburgers, and a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. Snacksand desserts -- including a cheese & fresh fruit plate, several types of snack boxes, brand-name snacks and chocolate-covered Eli's Cheesecake on a stick -- will also be for sale. Prices will range from $1.50 for Pringles Original Potato Crisps to $8.25 for the grilled chicken spinach salad.
From the Continental press release:
"The new menu is a direct result of feedback from our customers, who told us they wanted more food choices on our flights," said Sandra Pineau-Boddison, Continental's vice president of food services. "With that in mind, Continental researched trends in the restaurant industry and tested and tasted a broad range of possible menu items in order to provide dining options that reflect today's customer preferences."