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U.S. Airways is offering their International Economy Travelers A "Premium Meal Option" For $19.99

10:09 AM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Would you pay $20 for an airline meal? U.S. Airways is hoping that their customers are willing to do so.

The airline has announced a "premium meal option" for International Economy Class customers that will require purchase at least 24 hours before the flight and will cost $19.99.

The DineFresh premium entrée will be a choice of either a vegetarian meal or a protein meal. The veggie meal will feature a Caprese salad with balsamic dressing, Portobello mushroom tortellini, a Mediterranean-style appetizer and turtle cheesecake for dessert. The protein meal will consist of citrus-marinated chicken skewers, seasonal grilled vegetables, classic shrimp cocktail and crème brulee cheesecake for dessert. The meal will also be served with complimentary wine.

"(The new DineFresh meal option) gives our customers more choices when traveling internationally in Economy," said Hector Adler, vice president, InFlight Services. "With this new option, US Airways becomes the first U.S.-based carrier to offer a premium meal experience for customers in the main cabin."

$20 for an in-flight meal?

It better be good or I'm guessing there are going to be some seriously unhappy travelers.

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