A Return To Normalcy at 36,000 Feet
After nearly twenty months, United Airlines has finally brought back the traditional service in business class. Pre-departure drinks are available (champagne, juice, and water). In-flight drinks are served in real glassware. And meals are served on actual ceramic plates. I am thrilled. The Points Guy writes about the change here.
These amenities were initially eliminated as COVID safety precautions. Remember fomites, touch points, and deep cleans? We long ago learned that glasses and plates were not vectors for transferring the coronavirus. Yet, the airlines kept these items out of service as cost-saving measures. Indeed, to this day, hotels keep concierge lounges closed under the pretext of social distancing–even as restaurants remain open for business. Now, thankfully, United has brought back these perks. The flight attendants aboard my
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