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Continental Airlines to Get New In-Flight Food Options Next Week

October 4, 2010 at 12:44 PM | by | ()

Despite having a lot of behind the scenes work to do involving their merger with United, it seems that Continental still has some time to work on some of their in-flight offerings. After announcing that free food in the back of the plane was going the way of the dinosaurs earlier this year, the airline has revealed their new economy dining options. Of course these will cost you a few bucks, but we’d gladly spend a couple dollars if it’s for something tasty.

As of October 12, the menu will be changing, at least for domestic flights. Don’t worry, they won’t pull a US Airways—drinks will still be free. Some of the new dining options include an Asian noodle salad and a grilled chicken spinach salad. For those that aren’t fans of roughage in their in-flight meal there will also be Angus cheeseburgers, but unfortunately we’re thinking that there won’t be any fries.

For the early flights, the airline is teaming up with Jimmy Dean to bring sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches to the beverage cart. There will also be plenty of snacks to enjoy during the day, as cheese and fruit plates, snack boxes, candy, and chips will be available.

Snacks like chips will be around $1 or so, but some of the salads will set you back around $8. It’s pretty standard pricing for stuff like this, and we’ll hope that the taste is a little better than standard in-flight food. If we’re aboard Continental this month we will take one for the team, and we’ll do our best to provide an in-flight dining review. For now, feel free to preview the menu that will be making an appearance in the seat back pocket in just about a week.

[Photo: BriYYZ]

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