For $19.95, eat like the well-heeled folks in the front of the plane on US… (US Airways )
US Airways is giving passengers in the economy section on some routes the chance to eat like the well-heeled folks in the front of the plane.
Beginning last week, the Tempe-based airline began to offer economy passengers traveling to Europe, the Middle East and South America the choice to upgrade their meals for an extra charge of $19.95 per meal.
A sample premium meal: citrus-marinated chicken skewers on Mediterranean orzo topped with mango chutney, served with lavosh crackers, shrimp cocktail, marinated grilled vegetables and crème brûlée cheesecake with fresh berries.
Vegetarians can order portobello tortellini marinated in sun-dried tomato pesto, served with caprese salad, lavosh crackers, hummus, baba ganoush and turtle cheesecake with fresh berries.
The premium meals are served with a choice of a chardonnay from Northern Italy, a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or a Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina, among other wines.
But if you don’t want to spend the extra money, you can still get the complimentary meal on international flights of pasta, beef stroganoff or chipotle chicken.
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