Airline to sell snacks on domestic flights

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CHICAGO – Chicago-based United Airlines has announced it will sell chips, cookies, candy and trail mix on its flights for $3 apiece.

The airline will test the new service, starting August 1, on Chicago-Denver and Chicago-Boston flights, plus a handful of other routes.

On Tuesday, United raised the price of alcoholic beverages for passengers flying coach in the U.S. by $1, to $6. The airline announced it plans to roll out a $1 price increase on Pacific and intra-Asia flights August 1.

Spokeswoman Robin Urbanski says United will continue to hand out free half-ounce bags of pretzels to passengers. And while sodas and juices will remain free, Urbanski says United won’t rule out charging for them in the future.

chicagotribune.com