United Airlines resurrects the Bloody Mary after social media backlash

Passengers using United Airlines can once again order a Bloody Mary after the airline performed a u-turn, bringing back tomato juice after initially announcing plans to ban it on domestic flights lasting less than four hours.

The American airline had announced plans earlier this month to remove canned tomato juice from its beverage offerings on domestic flights under four hours. Sprite Zero, Jim Beam, Courvoisier, and Amaretto were also scrapped, but it was the disappearance of tomato juice that caused the most consternation.

Despite the fact that it was replaced by Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix, social media users were left decidedly unamused.

In response to the criticism, the airline reversed its policy, allowing tomato juice back on flights.

In a statement, it added: “We want our customers to know that we value and appreciate them and that we’re listening. Our customers told us that they were not happy about the removal of tomato juice so we’re bringing it back onboard as part of our complimentary beverage offering”.

Among the other beverage changes on board the airline, United has added two craft beers for summer – a Lagunitas ale and New Belgium Brewing Co IPA – and is swapping its vodka from Tito’s to Wheatley from Buffalo Trace.

The airline has faced severe criticism after far more serious errors which include forcibly removing a passenger from a plane and accidentally sending a passenger’s dog to Japan.

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