United Airlines: Yes, for now, on meals for Europe-bound passengers

Hold the mayo! Yesterday, United Airlines sent out a “never mind” notice about its plan to begin charging for economy-class meals on flights to Europe from Dulles International Airport.

That’s good news for folks trying to figure out how they were going to pack a meal (or two) into their already-full carry-on bags.

Meanwhile, over the Labor Day Weekend, United Airlines promoted its partnership with Westin Hotels by giving out free travel blankets to United’s customers at JFK.

If you got one of those blankets, hold onto it. You won’t get another one unless you’re a first or business class passenger on United’s p.s. flights between New York and California. As part of the new partnership, those travelers will receive Westin-designed Heavenly pillows and blankets, White Tea-scented towelettes and mints, beverages and other “renewing” amenities.

Not flying between New York and California? Three Red Carpet Club lounges (in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco) now have Renewal Lounges outfitted with new furniture, a new selection of snacks and beverages, and a new smell: Westin’s White Tea scent will be diffused in the lounge areas.

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