ATLANTA -- Continental Airlines is ending free hamburgers, barbecue and sandwich rolls for many of its passengers in favor of a food-for-sale program that mirrors what other carriers are already doing.
A spokesman says the airline, based in Houston, expects a $35 million annual benefit, from cost savings and added revenue.
Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and US Airways are among carriers that already charge for food on flights.
Continental passengers on some international routes, on domestic flights over six hours and those who sit in first or business class on routes worldwide will continue to get free food. Snacks like pretzels and nonalcoholic drinks will continue to be offered for free.
The changes takes effect in the fall. Menu choices and prices will be disclosed later.
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