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DELTA IN-FLIGHT MEAL AND FOOD SERVICES WIKI

Here is the DL.com link with current meal and drink information, for all flights (Domestic or International) as well as DeltaOne, First/Business, Comfort+, and Economy.


Beverages:

Soft drinks (complimentary in all cabins): Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Diet Coke, Fresca, Sprite, KUAT (flights to/from Brazil only).

Mixers (complimentary in all cabins): Mr. & Mrs. "T" Bloody Mary Mix, Seagram's Ginger Ale, Seagram's Sparkling Seltzer Water, Seagram's Tonic Water

Juices and Bottled Water (complimentary in all cabins): Minute Maid Apple Juice, Minute Maid Cranberry Apple Cocktail, Minute Maid Orange Juice, tomato juice, bottled water, LaCroix Sparkling Water (on some international flights), San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water (BusinessElite only), Glacéau Smartwater (BusinessElite only), Milk

Hot Drinks (complimentary in all cabins): Starbucks coffee, Starbucks VIA decaffeinated instant coffee, Bigelow Tea, Harney & Sons Tea (BusinessElite only)

Beers (complimentary in Delta One, First Class and Comfort+, $6 in Main Cabin on domestic flights):

Heineken, Miller Lite,Corona and Blue MoonBeers are available on most US flights. Beyond this, beers vary widely by region:

Blue Moon (North America only), Sweetwater 420 (Replaces Coronoa on ATL-DCA/FLL/IAD/LGA/MCO/MIA/MSY/TPA only), Samuel Adams Boston Lager (LGA-BOS/DCA/ORD only), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Lagunitas IPA (LAX-SFO only)

Wines:complimentary in Delta One, First Class and Comfort+, $8 in Main Cabin on domestic flights

Economy: red or white available. No sparkling. Typically Wente Vineyards California cabernet and chardonnay or similar.

Only on flights JFK-LAX/SFO in the economy cabin: Delta Winemaker Series, "A unique offering of half bottle (375 ML) California Wines selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson." ($14.99)

Domestic First: Wente Vineyards Cabernet or Chardonnay

Business Class (US-Canada/Mexico/Caribbean): Domestic first service + Sparkling Wine offered pre-depature (and pre-depature only)

Delta One Fine Wines– selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson

Andrea's Current Wine Selection
(All international Delta One destinations, except special programs noted below) AS OF 5/31/2015

Note: Wine offerings change frequently and substitutions are common

Whites

Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay, California, 2013

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, 2014

Reds

Château de Lussac, France, 2007

Elouan Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2012

Champagne

Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaïque, France, NV

Dessert Wine/Port

Banfi Rosa Regale, Italy, 2013

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Porto, Portugal, NV


Traveling to/from London Heathrow and Paris

Whites

Château Guiraud, France, 2013

Beni di Batasiolo Langhe Chardonnay Serbato, Italy, 2013

Reds

Decoy Pinot Noir, California, 2012

Château Cantemerle, France, 2011

Champagne

Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaïque, France, NV

Dessert Wine/Port

Banfi Rosa Regale, Italy, 2013

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Porto, Portugal, NV


Traveling to/from Sydney, Australia

Whites

Wakefield Estate Chardonnay, Australia, 2013

Errazuriz Sauvignon Blanc, Chile, 2014

REDS

Gosford Reserve Shiraz, Australia, 2012

Château de Lussac, France, 2007

Champagne

Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaïque, France, NV

Dessert Wine/Port

Banfi Rosa Regale, Italy, 2013

Quinta de la Rosa Tawny Porto, Portugal, NV


Spirits (complimentary in Delta One, First Class and Comfort+; $8 in Main Cabin on domestic flights): Avión Tequila, Bacardi Rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream Cordial, Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin, Canadian Club Reserve Whisky, Dewar’s Scotch, Finlandia Vodka, Grey Goose Vodka (Delta One only), Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Whiskey (Delta One only), Woodford Reserve Small Batch Bourbon

Mixed Drinks (aka “Featured Beverages”) (Ccomplimentary in Delta One, First Class and Comfort+, $8 in Main Cabin on domestic flights:

STIRRINGS CAIPIROSKA (Classic EATS only)
Available on all flights to/from Latin America and the Caribbean

MARGARITA FEATURING AVIÓN TEQUILA (all)
A south of the border favorite featuring Avión Tequila.

SKY BREEZE (all)
Skyy Vodka, Fresca, Splash of Cranberry-Apple, Served Over Ice.

BACARDI MAI TAI (Hawaii EATS only)
A Hawaiian favorite, this Mai Tai cocktail is infused with exotic fruit flavors and BACARDI® Select Rum.


DELTA ONE (Business Class) - INTERCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS

Note: international flights within North America do not offer Delta One service except JFK-LAX/SFO. See domestic first/business class service

The meals that you will see on Delta One will vary by destination.

Delta One International Meals feature the following Chefs:

Transpacific Flights: Chef Masatoshi Ishimoto
South America and Mexico Flights: Chef Michelle Bernstein
Atlanta to Europe Flights: Chef Linton Hopkins
NYC to Europe Flights: Chef Danny Meyer, from his restaurant "Blue Smoke"

These offerings below are typically what is offered, but can vary based on route/destination

From most U.S. cities

January, April, July and October

• Grilled filet of beef served with demi- glace sauce, wasabi mashed potatoes, snap peas
• Stuffed chicken breast with cornbread and chicken sausage, gravy and haricot verts
• Strozzapreti pasta tossed with eggplant and cherry tomato sauce
• Cold plate of beef tenderloin and gravlox, egg mousse stuffed tomato and jicama slaw

February, May, August and November

• Braised beef short ribs served with red wine sauce, parsnip puree and baby carrots
• Pan-seared cod filet with citrus butter, accompanied by farro risotto and sautéed harcots vers
• Fettuccini alfredo tossed with broccolini, tomatoes and hazelnuts
• Cold plate of lobster salad and herb roasted chicken with a deviled egg, grilled artichoke and balsamic chipollini onions

March, June, September and December

• Seared beef tenderloin served with béarnaise sauce, risotto gremolata and broccolini with garlic
• Roasted chicken breast, artichoke and piquillo pepper sauce, polenta and haricot verts
• Bucatini tossed with marinara sauce with olives and fresh mozzarella
• Cold plate of beef tenderloin, seared scallops, egg mouse stuffed tomato, fennel slaw

To most U.S. cities

January, April, July and October

• Grilled filet of beef served with port wine sauce, potato wedges and grilled asparagus
• Pan seared chicken breast with barbecue onions, scallion mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables
• Rigatoni Pasta, tossed with tomato sauce, white beans and kale
• Cold plate of beef tenderloin and gravlax with deviled egg, roasted beets and daikon pepper slaw

February, May, August and November

• Tender filet of beef enhanced by blue cheese sauce, served with lyonnaise potatoes and sautéed haricots verts
• Pan-seared chicken breast topped with citrus salad and accompanied by mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus
• Gemelli pasta with cheese sauce tossed with radicchio, spinach and shitake mushrooms
• Cold plate of beef tenderloin and smoked salmon with potato salad and egg mousse filled tomato

March, June, September and December

• Tender filet of beef with peppercorn sauce, served with mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach
• Roasted chicken breast with olive tomato sauce, couscous and snap peas
• Linguini tossed with spinach cream sauce and butternut squash topped with ricotta salata
• Cold plate of beef tenderloin and grilled shrimp with a deviled egg, grilled asparagus and mango salsa


SELECT JFK-EUROPE FLIGHTS - CHEF DANNY MEYER

Blue SmokeMenu for December 2014:

Appetizer

Smoked Duck with Grilled Apple Butter and Spiced Pecans

Starters

Sweet Potato and Roasted Pear Soup
Roasted Mushroom and Chicory Salad

Main Event
  • Root Beer Braised Short Rib - with garlic and herb smashed fingerling potatoes an honey roasted carrots
  • Baby Back Ribs - with baked pit beans and cornbread
  • Smoked Chicken - with grilled broccoli and cornbread
  • Root Vegetable Skewers - with rosemary maple vinaigrette and warm toasted farro salad

Sweet Delights

Blue Smoke Sundae Bar:
- Choice of Stout or Vanilla ice-cream
- Banana toffee or salt and pepper hot fudge sauces
- Brown butter crumble or malt-fried pecans topping
- Whipped Cream

A Taste of Sweet Treats* (not from Blue Smoke)

Selection of Fine Cheeses, offered with fresh fruit* (not from Blue Smoke)


TRANSPACIFIC FLIGHTS - CHEF MASATOSHI ISHIMOTO

FLIGHTS TO/FROM JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES

• “Kaiseki” style Japanese meals are offered as an option to customers in the BusinessElite cabin
• Customers flying in our Delta One cabin to/from Japan may pre-order a Japanese meal up to 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure through My Trips or by calling Delta Reservations. Once you check in, let the gate agent and a flight attendant know that you ordered a special meal.
• Entrées with a Japanese flair are offered as an option to customers in the Economy cabin
• All customers can choose from a selection of Japanese beverages including Asahi, Suntory Premium Malt and Kirin Ichiban beers, and Sake
• Asahi, Suntory Premium Malt and Kirin Ichiban as well as sake are available in both cabins

FLIGHTS TO/FROM JAPAN AND HONOLULU

• Menu selections for the BusinessElite cabin and Economy cabin feature meals with both Japanese and Hawaiian flavors
• All customers can choose from a selection of Japanese beverages including; Asahi, Suntory Premium Malt and Kirin Ichiban beers, Sake and a choice of Hawaiian juices

FLIGHTS TO/FROM KOREA AND THE UNITED STATES

DTW-ICN Korean meals are catered by local Korean restaurant Bi Bim Bab in Novi.

• Korean Meals and Beverages
• Korean meals are available as an option to customers in the Business Elite and Economy cabins
• OB beer is available in both cabins

FLIGHTS TO/FROM CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES

• Chinese Meals and Beverages
• Asian entrees are available as an option to customers seated in the Business Elite and Economy cabins
• Tsingtao beer is available in both cabins

INTER-ASIA FLIGHTS

• All flights flying within Delta’s Intra-Asia markets feature menu options with both western and regional flavors in the Business and Economy cabins


DELTA ONE (Business class) for premium TRANSCON ROUTES (only JFK-LAX/SFO) – Chef Michael Chiarello

This is a signature service for routes between JFK and LAX/SFO/SEA and other destinations. It includes a three course meal, except on red-eye flights which have a lighter one course offering. Delta does not specify specific meals. These transcon flights also feature Starbucks coffee, premium teas and sparkling wine.

Typical offerings:

Breakfast

- Need info here

Lunch

- Need info here

Dinner

- Need info here

Red-Eye Flights

- Need info here



MEALS IN DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS (WITHIN THE US) OR IN BUSINESS CLASS (TO CANADA, MEXICO, CARRIBEAN, ETC.)

First Class is defined as first class service to all 50 states (some exceptions for Hawaii and Alaska) on all non TRANSCON routes (such as JFK-LAX, see the section above). Business Class is the same service as domestic first but for trans-border North American flights that do not offer Delta One service, typically found on routes between the USA and Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. One exception for business class flights is that sparkling wine is offered pre-departure as with all Delta international flights.

Meal service is determined by distance flown and time of departure:

0-250 miles
Limited snack box: Biscoff cookies, peanuts, and pretzels

251-899 miles
Full snack basket is offered

Examples of snacks offered:
Morning flights (departures 05:00-09:45) offer peanuts, pretzels, Biscoff cookies, biscotti, bananas, Otis Spunkmeyer muffins and Quaker Oats chewy granola bars.

Afternoon/evening: peanuts, pretzels, apples, Twix, Toblerone, Sun Chips and Walkers shortbread cookies.

900-1399 miles
Meals are served for flights departing 5am-1:30pm and 4pm to 8pm. This can vary slightly by flight, so it is best to check the reservation notes on delta.com. At other times a snack basket is passed around the cabin (see above).

1400+ miles
Full meal service will be offered between 5am-8pm. Breakfast is served for flights departing up to 9:45AM, and full lunch/dinner service after that. NOTE: For flights departing between 8pm and 9pm a light meal service, referred to as "refreshments" on delta.com, will be offered. This is often a source of confusion because delta.com lists full meal service for 1400+ mile flights as going until 9pm, but the reservation online will list "refreshment" and not "dinner." Also, there have been recent reports of longer redeye flights being served a pre-arrival breakfast, but there is not great information available about this. If your flight lists "refreshments" instead of "none" for meal service, this is a good sign that you will have some food service. If depature is after 9pm and before 5am, it will probably be a pre-arrival breakfast. See sample menu below.



SAMPLE MENUS

The meals you may see listed here are general examples and your flight may not have the option(s) listed here. These are solely from the words of fellow FTers (and please remember the times are based upon the flight's departure time):

Note: If you are flying a DELTA CONNECTION® flight (on regional jets such as a CRJ or Embraer) most meal service is cold as the majority of these planes are not equipped with ovens. There are reports that certain CRJ-900's are equipped with "warmers" but there is no way to know this in advance

All domestic first class meals are served on delta signature dishes with real flatware, glasses, etc.

Breakfast – served for departure times 5:45am-9:45am

Cold breakfast options:
-cereal, yogurt, muffin, fruit
-oatmeal with fruit and a bagel

Hot breakfast options:
-Omelette with potatoes, bagel, and fruit
-Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich
-Breakfast burrito

Lunch 9:46am-3:59pm
NOTE: No meal service on flights departing 1:30pm-3:59pm for flights under 1400 miles.

Typically served with fresh fruit (or another side). This is typically a lighter meal.

-Pizza with feta cheese
-Burger with pickle, tomato, and onion on the side
-Turkey sandwich with chips
-Hot pastrami sandwich

Dinner 4pm-8pm

All meals are typically served with bread, salad, and a dessert item such as a cookie.

-Cold grilled chicken with risotto
-Chicken-orzo salad (cold)
-Spinach ricotta ravioli
-Chicken teriyaki with white rice

1400+ mile flights departing 8pm-9pm

Typically there is only one option offered such as a hot sandwich served with chips and a cookie. Full snack basket will also be offered.

Long-Haul Hawaii Routes (ATL/MSP-HNL and seasonal JFK to HNL)
Note that Western US departures to Hawaii receive standard domestic service.

After departure a standard domestic F meal for 1400 mile + flights will be served. Prior to landing, there will be a lighter meal served. For afternoon/evening arrivals this will be sandwich or salad, for morning arrivals, a continental breakfast.


MEALS ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS - Economy & Economy Comfort

Only certain routes offer complimentary meal service in Economy. All transatlantic and transpacific flights include complimentary meals in the economy cabin. Most flights to South America also include meal service. Flights to Canada, Mexico & Central America generally do not. A good rule of thumb is that if the flight offers DeltaOne service (NOT "business class" or "first class") then there are probably complimentary meals in the economy cabin. Note that no flights from the US mainland to Hawaii offer complimentary meals, including ATL-HNL. Meal service details can be found in your reservation on delta.com or in the service details when booking the flight.

Breakfast:

Need info here about international economy breakfast.

Lunch/Dinner:

Choice of entree:

1) A vegetarian pasta dish (such as ravioli)
2) A chicken dish (such as chicken & mushrooms with rice)
3) A salad with cold chicken (such as greek salad)

Meals are typically served with:
- A main side dish to go with the entrée
- A small bowl of salad
- Bread/roll with butter
- A dessert item

Additionally there will be a pre-arrival snack served:
-Morning arrivals: light breakfast (might include things like fruit, hot egg wrap, pastry, yogurt, etc.)
-Afternoon/evening arrivals: light meal (such as small turkey sandwich, small pizza, etc.)

On longer flights a mid-flight snack may be served such as ice cream or a light sandwich.

A choice of Biscoff cookies, peanuts or pretzels is offered during beverage service.

On flights that offer complimentary economy class meal service, special meals may be ordered through delta.com or by calling customer service. See the bottom of the wiki for more information on special meals.


DOMESTIC ECONOMY SNACKS, MEALS, AND EATS MENUS
Note: inventory is limited and not all options are always available.

For passengers seated in Comfort+ all drinks are complimentary, and on medium and longer flights, a basket of complimentary snacks will be passed around, with offerings such as chips, chocolate, crackers and other packaged snacks.

0-249 miles: No service except water/coffee by request when time permits.

250-899 miles: Complimentary peanuts, pretzels and Biscoff cookies.

900-1,399 miles: Complimentary peanuts, pretzels and Biscoff cookies plus limited premium snacks for purchase from the classic EATS menu.

1,400+ mies: Between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., our premium EATS menus feature selections for purchase and are available on domestic (U.S. and Canada), Latin America and Caribbean flights.

Links to Current Economy - EATS Menus:

These menus change regularly, so it is best to check these links prior to flying for the most up to date menu.

DL apparently updates these links each month with each new menu, but in case the info is not correct or the links go dead, you may check the current offerings at this link and go to the bottom of the page and on the left it lists the info for EATS menus.

Classic EATS Menu - US, Caribbean, and Latin America

Coast-to-Coast EATS Menu - JFK to LAX/SFO (and possibly other transcon flights)

Hawaii EATS Menu - only offered on ATL-HNL

Check each EATS menu for items offered and more details. There are different menus as there are different items served based on each destination, as well as different items for eastbound and westbound flights.


SPECIAL MEALS:

Delta offers special meals for a variety of dietary restrictions on all flights with complimentary meal service. For flights within North America & the Caribbean, this means first class only. For transpacific/transatlantic and flights to South America, this would include all cabins.

No special meals are available on flights departing ABQ, ELP, or TUS.

Here are the special meals that are offered. You can select special meals by viewing your reservation online or by calling Delta.

The same meal may be served across multiple categories (i.e. the same physical meal may be served for Bland/Diabetic/Low Fat/Low Sodium/Vegetarian).

Please note that mistakes are widely reported. Confirm your meal request with a gate agent and flight attendant. Passengers with special dietary needs are strongly advised to bring their own snacks in case a catering error occurs.

ASIAN VEGETARIAN MEAL
BABY MEAL
BLAND MEAL
CHILD MEAL
DIABETIC MEAL
GLUTEN FREE MEAL
HINDU MEAL
JAPANESE MEAL
KOSHER
REGAL KOSHER (JFK-TLV)
LOW FAT/LOW CHOLESTEROL/LOW CALORIE MEAL
LOW SODIUM MEAL
MUSLIM MEAL
TODDLER MEAL
VEGETARIAN (VEGAN) MEAL
VEGETARIAN (LACTO-OVO) MEAL

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Old May 31, 11, 5:36 am   #526
 
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I experienced the RB "Sandwich" for the first time yesterday. It was one of the most disgustings things I've ever had. How can they serve something like this?

I enjoyed my cheerios on the earlier flight much more.
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Old Jun 6, 11, 9:30 am   #527
 
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Had the RB sandwich inflicted on me ROUNDTRIP between MSP and DCA last week, lunch one way, dinner the other. (Both times the salad option was gone by the time the FA got to me--in 2A).

I have to say this thing was disgusting. One or two paper-thin slices of processed roast beef meat inside a huge foccacia, topped with--I'm guessing--a couple slimy pieces of red pepper. There may or may not have been cooked onions on it also; I'm not sure. This sandwich was mostly bread, tasteless, and extemely dry. I could not detect any mayo, mustard, aioli, or anything resembling a sauce on any surface. Nor was there a packet of anything like that provieded on the tray. (Trust me, some horseradish mayo would have helped considerably). This gourmet meal was rounded out by a bag of Ruffles, a bowl of fruit (pineapple, strawberry and grapes) and a packaged browine, carmel one way, peanut butter the other.

The fruit was good.

I usually fly AA, and for certain their catering is vastly, vastly superior to what DL is offering. A sandwich option is certainly appropriate for lunch (although it should be edible), but as a dinner choice it is unacceptable. There is no reason that DL cannot offer a hot meal on a dinner flight of 2.5 hours. AA's offering on a comparable route would have included warm nuts with a drink, a choice of two hot dinner options, and a freshly baked cookie.

Come on, DL; you can do better!
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Old Jun 6, 11, 10:01 am   #528
 
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Had the RB sandwich inflicted on me ROUNDTRIP between MSP and DCA last week, lunch one way, dinner the other. (Both times the salad option was gone by the time the FA got to me--in 2A).

I have to say this thing was disgusting. One or two paper-thin slices of processed roast beef meat inside a huge foccacia, topped with--I'm guessing--a couple slimy pieces of red pepper. There may or may not have been cooked onions on it also; I'm not sure. This sandwich was mostly bread, tasteless, and extemely dry. I could not detect any mayo, mustard, aioli, or anything resembling a sauce on any surface. Nor was there a packet of anything like that provieded on the tray. (Trust me, some horseradish mayo would have helped considerably). This gourmet meal was rounded out by a bag of Ruffles, a bowl of fruit (pineapple, strawberry and grapes) and a packaged browine, carmel one way, peanut butter the other.

The fruit was good.

I usually fly AA, and for certain their catering is vastly, vastly superior to what DL is offering. A sandwich option is certainly appropriate for lunch (although it should be edible), but as a dinner choice it is unacceptable. There is no reason that DL cannot offer a hot meal on a dinner flight of 2.5 hours. AA's offering on a comparable route would have included warm nuts with a drink, a choice of two hot dinner options, and a freshly baked cookie.

Come on, DL; you can do better!
Agreed....AA catering FAR superior to DL. However, AA gets only top tier FF's or payment (in some form) for the F cabin. Until DL stops giving it away, it is "upgrade class" with upgrade class food offerings.
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Had the RB sandwich inflicted on me ROUNDTRIP between MSP and DCA last week, lunch one way, dinner the other.
I have to say this thing was disgusting. One or two paper-thin slices of processed roast beef meat inside a huge foccacia, topped with--I'm guessing--a couple slimy pieces of red pepper. There may or may not have been cooked onions on it also; I'm not sure. This sandwich was mostly bread, tasteless, and extemely dry. I could not detect any mayo, mustard, aioli, or anything resembling a sauce on any surface. Nor was there a packet of anything like that provieded on the tray. (Trust me, some horseradish mayo would have helped considerably). This gourmet meal was rounded out by a bag of Ruffles, a bowl of fruit (pineapple, strawberry and grapes) and a packaged browine, carmel one way, peanut butter the other.
The fruit was good.
I usually fly AA, and for certain their catering is vastly, vastly superior to what DL is offering. A sandwich option is certainly appropriate for lunch (although it should be edible), but as a dinner choice it is unacceptable. There is no reason that DL cannot offer a hot meal on a dinner flight of 2.5 hours. AA's offering on a comparable route would have included warm nuts with a drink, a choice of two hot dinner options, and a freshly baked cookie.
Come on, DL; you can do better!
That RB is one of the most vile things I have ever tasted. Lest anyone think we are exaggerating...



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Old Jun 6, 11, 10:42 am   #530
 
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Thanks, SFO777; that sandwich still comes to me in nightmares and now you post pictures.....

Seriously, it looks like even your bowl of fruit was less than stellar...At least my bowl(s) of fruit were good. I figure the acid in the pineapple helped kill whatever may have been lurking on the sandwich....
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JFK-FCO BE, non-meat options

Any clue to meals being offered on DL 246 JFK-FCO (BE), specifically non-meat options? I'm a lacto/ovo veg and I'm so sick of the absolutely disgusting "special meals". Don't travel much TATL, but it seems the few times I have traveled internationally, there have been non-meat options on the regular menu. Thanks for any help!
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Thanks, SFO777; that sandwich still comes to me in nightmares and now you post pictures.....
Sorry, my bad.
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Old Jun 6, 11, 9:33 pm   #533
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Best DL breakfast of the year!

SFO-DTW
DL 827
7:00A-2:30P
757-200
BOB Breakfast
June 6, 2011
Monday AM, a glut of DM/PMs, not even close to getting an UG

What a terrible indictment of the pathetic state of DL's breakfast offerings that my best breakfast of the year was a BOB coach meal. The Breakfast BLT Wrap was delicious and included Boar's Head bacon, egg salad, cream cheese, tomato and lettuce in a spinach wrap. Other than getting whacked a few times during boarding, the coach experience was tolerable as exit row 27C offered more legroom than DL First.

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Delta BizElite Long Haul USA to UK/Ireland May 2011

Pictures from DL 260 MIA-LHR - Majorie the purser was so wonderful and she tried to plate my meals nicer!

Delta Air Lines
Business Elite
May 2011

Wine List
Whites
Domaine Vincent Giradin Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France 2008/2009
Chakana Yaguarete Collection Torrontes, Salta, Argentina, 2010

Reds
Robert Mondavi Carneros Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, California 2008/2009
Chakana Estate Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2008/2009

Dessert Wines
Calem 10 Years Old Tawny Porto, Portugal, NV
Chateau Du Cros, Loupiac, Bordeaux, France, 2007

Champagne
Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique, Reims, France N.V

Long Haul USA (Atlanta/Miami) to United Kingdom/Ireland and New York JFK to Manchester

Dinner
First Course


Appetizer
Seared five spice tuna and Asian noodle salad


Tomato and Basil Soup


Second Course
Mixed Green Salad
With dried cranberries, cucumbers, tomatoes and pine nuts
Choice of Ranch dressing or Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing


Main Course
Delta Chef, Michelle Bernstein’s Selection
Cheese Ravioli with eggplant and artichoke caponata

Grilled Fillet of Beef
With béarnaise sauce, redskin mashed potatoes and haricots verts

Garlic and Herb Shrimp
With lemon butter, asparagus and paella rice



Chilled Deli Plate
Roasted beef and herbed chicken
With a deviled egg, grilled peppers and artichokes

Dessert
Selection of Fine Cheese
Offered with fresh fruit

Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae
With your choice of sauces, whipped cream and chopped nuts

Caramel Tiramisu


Pre-Arrival Meal
Served with assorted breakfast breads and condiments.


Seasonal Fresh Fruit

Please choose one of the below options
Vanilla French toast
With syrup, scrambled eggs and chicken apple sausages


Granola Cereal
With milk and yogurt

05/11 BE-US-EUR-C17B (ATL-MAN/DUB/LGW; MIA-LHR; JFK-MAN)

Typical Delta Airlines transatlantic fare - dinner is nice and breakfast is okay! But Delta - it is time to introduce some new dishes and this is the third year that I have seen the same boring Michelle Bernstein's entrees! Either give Chef Bernstein more money to come up with more dishes or find a new chef! But meals are pretty elaborate which puts Delta ahead of American, US Airways and United business class product, and somewhat competitive with Continental.

Please note that Shorter east coast to UK/Ireland flights feature a more streamlined dinner service. Salad course is not served separately. The first course is all served together - starter, soup, salad and bread. It is meant to allow more rest time.
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Old Jun 7, 11, 10:19 am   #535
 
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DL Biz All UK/Ireland to USA flights May 2011

All UK/Ireland to USA
May 2011
(Pictures from DL 261 LHR to MIA)

Lunch
First Course


Appetizer
Chili lime shrimp and seared scallop with southwest vegetable salad


Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup


Second Course
Mixed Green salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and almonds with choice of blue cheese or extra olive oil & balsamic vinaigrette dressing


Main Course
Please choose from one of the below options:
Delta Chef, Michelle Bernstein’s Selection
Roasted Chicken Breast with olives and tomatoes, sweet couscous and sugar snap peas

Tender Filet of Beef
With horseradish sauce, lyonnaise potatoes and spinach



Spiral Pasta
With roasted vegetables, tomato sauce and ricotta cheese

Chilled Deli Plate
Roasted Beef and smoked salmon
With a deviled egg, grilled zucchini, yellow squash and capers

Dessert
Selection of Fine Cheeses
Offered with fresh fruit

Vanilla ice cream sundae
With your choice of sauces, whipped cream and chopped nuts

Chocolate Cake


Mid-flight Snack
Similar to typical Sky Snack Basket as in domestic flights, but of course a more UK dedicated selection and I love the MARS bars. Apples and bananas are available too. I got a banana (not shown in picture) too!


Pre-Arrival Meal


Please choose one of the following options
Roasted Chicken Breast Sandwich
With pesto sauce, provolone cheese and tomato and cucumber salad


Cold Salad Plate
With smoked salmon and potato cucumber salad, served with breadsticks and fresh fruit

Chocolate
05/11 BE-EUR-US-C17B (LHR-JFK/ATL/MSP/DTW/BOS/MIA); DUB/SNN-JFK; DUB-ATL)

Typical Delta’s daytime transatlantic meal and there is one cut – mid-flight freshly baked cookie service! Other than that minor cut, meals are good and there are some interesting starters. The Yellow Pepper soup actually came out quite nicely. I had the beef entrée, which was nice. The pre-arrival chicken sandwich is also nice. A Lily O’Brien Chocolate accompanied the pre-arrival meal. The Miami based crew was very good, and a bit more enthusiastic compared to other bases.
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Old Jun 7, 11, 10:58 am   #536
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I'm on 1243, MSP-FAI next week. Delta's website says that flight is long enough to qualify for entrees from Michelle Bernstein. Does that mean we'll be getting a selection of BE choices?
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Old Jun 9, 11, 7:00 am   #537
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Most pathetic DL flight of the year

DTW-SFO
DL 1097
8:26P-10:45P (sked)
9:10P-11:10P (actual including go around)
737-800
SC Dragon: Sandwich not just the Snack Basket
DL Catering: Go F*** Yourself
June 8, 2011


I generally do like DL, but sometime this airline just plain sucks. After a long 2+ days on the road, I just want to get home. Tonight was the absolute worst crew (announced as SFO-based) of the year, clearly just mailing it in, with the two female FAs wanting to be anywhere but on this plane.

No PDB, and for nearly 90 minutes, no post-departure-beverage service either... a total of 76 minutes from wheels up to "OK I'll get up and think about drink service"
9:16p Wheels up
10:32p Up from jump seat
10:45p Drink orders get to row 4

My G&T is served with lemon. Do you have any limes? Umm, let me check the other fridge. One pass of the Snack Basket for the entire flight. And to clean up the snack basket wrappings, FA walks thru the F cabin with a plastic garbage bag.

Meal service? Surely you jest. Fortunately, I now prep for a DL First Class snack/lunch flights by bringing my own meal on board, lest I get stuck with the inedible RB sandwich, the gross chicken salad or any other disgusting idea that DL catering tries to foist off as a meal. Tonight, the joke is on you DL as the corned beef sandwich from Gate A1-8 Waterworks was very good.

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As always a great post from you, SFO777. I flew that late DTW-SFO flight back in January and it was a miserable flight. I was in coach on the 320 and there was one drink service and then the FAs were not seen again. It seems to bad service in any cabin
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As always a great post from you, SFO777. I flew that late DTW-SFO flight back in January and it was a miserable flight. I was in coach on the 320 and there was one drink service and then the FAs were not seen again. It seems to bad service in any cabin
And to add insult to injury, I bought at the last minute and paid $730 for my P ticket (vs. $670 for the lowest Y fare). But it was nonstop and I couldn't get to DTW in time for the last AA connection. So DL had me where they wanted me last night. Once again I have the last laugh though, as DL will never ever get any of my TATL/TPAC business. Guaranteed.
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DTW-SFO
DL 1097
8:26P-10:45P (sked)
9:10P-11:10P (actual including go around)
737-800
SC Dragon: Sandwich not just the Snack Basket
DL Catering: Go F*** Yourself
June 8, 2011


I generally do like DL, but sometime this airline just plain sucks. After a long 2+ days on the road, I just want to get home. Tonight was the absolute worst crew (announced as SFO-based) of the year, clearly just mailing it in, with the two female FAs wanting to be anywhere but on this plane.

No PDB, and for nearly 90 minutes, no post-departure-beverage service either... a total of 76 minutes from wheels up to "OK I'll get up and think about drink service"
9:16p Wheels up
10:32p Up from jump seat
10:45p Drink orders get to row 4

My G&T is served with lemon. Do you have any limes? Umm, let me check the other fridge. One pass of the Snack Basket for the entire flight. And to clean up the snack basket wrappings, FA walks thru the F cabin with a plastic garbage bag.

Meal service? Surely you jest. Fortunately, I now prep for a DL First Class snack/lunch flights by bringing my own meal on board, lest I get stuck with the inedible RB sandwich, the gross chicken salad or any other disgusting idea that DL catering tries to foist off as a meal. Tonight, the joke is on you DL as the corned beef sandwich from Gate A1-8 Waterworks was very good.
Again, SFO777, your posts are great! Like I've said before, I really like your "Mini-trip reports"!

Definitely report the FAs though. I've flown with SFO-based crew before and found the ones I flew with to be simply amazing. Sue, who's been the OBL on several of my ATL-SFO flights is an absolute angel. It's sad that you got stuck with some crappy ones .

But the service seems like my last AA flight (except we were served a nice meal) .

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