United Airlines Is Bringing Back the Free Snacks

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An airline steward brings coffee to a passenger.

You are now free to snack throughout the cabin.

As of February 2016, complimentary snacks will be offered on all North American and Latin American United Airlines flights, including the Caribbean and flights between Honolulu and Guam, according to the airline.

Previously, flights within North America and the Caribbean only offered snacks for purchase and only some trips in Latin America featured a free dining option, a United spokesperson said.

The airline announced the free snacks as it continues preparations to bring their new style of coffee to flights worldwide next summer.

On flights departing before 9:45 a.m., United will offer passengers a complimentary morning Stroopwafel, a Dutch, caramel-filled waffle. Flights taking off after 9:45 a.m. will offer an Asian-style snack mix or a zesty-ranch mix of mini pretzel sticks, Cajun corn sticks and ranch soy nuts.

A spokesperson with United Airlines said the snacks announced today will be offered on all flights that do not already have complimentary meals and snacks.

Some domestic airlines such as Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines Jet Blue already offer complimentary snacks on U.S. flights.

According to the American Airlines website, “Depending on length and destination of your flight, you can also choose from a variety of snacks and fresh meals for sale.”