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United Airlines Is Going To Serve Deep-Dish Pizza On Flights In Latest Questionable Call

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Jun 21, 2017 5:10PM

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The Chicago-based airline that the world loves to hate will soon serve up a Chicago-style food staple that plenty of locals love to hate. United Airlines will reportedly begin slinging deep-dish pizza in their economy cabins, starting next month.

A United spokesperson told the travel blog TravelSkills that the thick-pie stuff will be available to passengers on all flights that depart the U.S. or Mexico. A spinach and garlic pizza served will "be prepared and served in our skillet dish to help the cheese brown and keep the crust crispy," United said. It'll run $9.99 with a "Pizza and Beer combo" option (that's pizza plus Miller Lite) for $13.99.

It seems like an odd call. As Forbes notes, it's a big digression from what passengers are usually offered. It seems like it'd be messy and tough to keep, at least in a way that makes it appetizing.

Hopefully we're proven wrong and it'll be a welcome addition to economy food options—which have continued to slowly improve as airlines jockey for your flight dollar. And we all know that United still needs to earn brownie points with consumers wherever it can find 'em.

You can check out TravelSkills' post here. The pizza news comes after a curiously long exegesis about United's (supposedly tasty) cheeseburger option, because some folks take their airline food very seriously.