People have long complained about the lack of “fresh” snacks at United’s Red Carpet Clubs. I never had an issue with it, since it presented an easy way to, erm, “borrow” some snacks for my travels. When you have a long delay some pre-packaged snack mix, pretzels, or cookies can go a long way. Once in a while a couple of packaged ghetto cheese slices and crackers were even nice.
Well, United has responded to those complaining about the lack of “fresh” food by changing the way they approach snacks at many of the larger Red Carpet Clubs. No more packaged crackers and cheese. Instead the crackers are now on a tray and the cheese comes in the form of “cubes” on a big tray. In other words, there’s no way to take them for your travels. No more packaged snack mix. Instead, there’s a snack mix dispenser. No more delicious packaged cookies. Instead they have “gourmet” cookies on a tray. They also have chocolate covered peanuts and raisins and dried fruit at some stations.
While this isn’t all that consistent yet, I’m a bit peeved, although I wasn’t one to complain about the packaged snacks in the past. Without walking into the Red Carpet Club with ziploc bags, I’m not able to take any snacks for my flights anymore. How dare they!