Continental Airlines is following the footsteps of other US legacy carriers by eliminating free economy class inflight meal service on North American flights under 6 hr. and some shorter Latin American flights beginning in the fall. Instead, it will offer passengers "a variety of high-quality, healthy food choices for purchase in economy class." It said an a la carte menu and pricing are still "in development." It noted that all of its "significant US competitors either do not offer food or ...

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