United Airlines will begin serving economy passengers a complimentary stroopwafel(Photo: ARRAY/TERRY HALSEY)
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Flush with more cash than C. Montgomery Burns, the big airlines
have adopted a new mantra: Let them eat stroopwafel--or speculoos.
In case you missed the earth-shattering, diet-busting news, United Airlinesthis week revived the practice of throwing coach customers a bone. Or, more accurately, a free stroopwafel, a Dutch cracker that looks like a waffle and is stuffed with a caramel-like filling.
Not to be outdone, American Airlines said it would revive free snacks in coach, too. Beginning this month, some American customers at the back of the bus will get a bag of pretzels or Biscoff biscuits, a Belgian shortbread cookie called a speculoo. All American Airlines customers will receive complimentary snacks in coach by mid-spring.
Delta Air Lines, which never totally dispensed with freebie coach comestibles, tried to one-up American and United by announcing a range of supposedly gourmet wrap sandwiches available for purchase.
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