Check the expiration dates of your buy-on-board meals!

Some Flyertalkers are reporting that United’s buy-on-board snack boxes are frequently expired.

    Bought a minimeal yesterday DEN-BWI and noticed the salami (or whatever it is) was dated use by 1/4 – 4 days past due. I ate it anyway Its 24 hours later and so far so good

    So I looked on the box itself and faintly impressed on the bottom is a date which said 12/16! …which I presume is the packing date…

    Im not one to complain so I didn’t but you may want to check those dates before you pop it open.

    Surprising for coming out of a hub… they must have quite a backlog of those meals!

A flight attendant suggests exchanging expired meat for fresh meat:

    We’ve had quite a few snackboxes with outdated items lately. We are happy to exchange them if you let us know (UA crew). We have reported it, but the company wants us to give some excuse about that only being the ‘sell-by’ date.. ….. isnt that the same thing on the aircraft?

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