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Just like the Fed finally decided to budge on raising interest rates, the end of the era of no snacks in coach may finally be upon us. Last week, lost in the mishmash of premium economy fanfare, United Airlines announced that it would be reversing its policy on free snacks in coach, bringing a range of savory snacks including stroopwafel back into circulation.
The return of free snacks is a good indication of the general health of the airline (and the industry in general) — and consumers should be thrilled, until they think back to the free meals that used to come on Continental. Perhaps if airlines keep up their highest profits since 2006 even meals will return.
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