US domestic airlines have pretty much transitioned to ‘buy on board’ meals for lots of domestic flights. Fine. I’d like better taste, lower fat content, and always more than what’s offered in back (or at least as much!) up front in first class.
But couldn’t they provide better receipts for folks purchasing their meals?
United’s are photocopy tear off scraps of paper with fill on lines for flight number, date, and amount.
The amounts involved are small enough that lack of receipt doesn’t fall afoul of IRS guidelines, but the receipt itself is enough of a joke that I imagine lots of corporate accounting departments won’t reimburse the expense. At least that’s something United might survey on, especially if ‘buy on board’ sales are below expectation. Are business travelers having to bear the cost of their meals out of pocket? And could that be easily fixed?