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DELTA IN-FLIGHT MEAL AND FOOD SERVICES August 2014

Price changes effective August 1st:

-Price of wine and sprits within the US has went up $1, new price is $8. Still free for FC and all classes on international flights. Beer stays at $6.
-Pringles price has went up 50 cents, new price $3.49 (this is only for EATS)


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): Seattle's Best Coffee regular and decaf, Bigelow Tea, Harney & Sons Tea (BusinessElite only), Starbuck's Coffee regular and decaf (JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA and LAX-SFO only)

Beers (always complimentary in forward cabins, complimentary in economy on transatlantic and transpacific flights, $6 in Economy in North America only): they do vary on each flight (this list is likely US only, please check with a flight attendant) but here is a list of beers that DL could potentially have on your flight: Heineken, Miller Lite, Blue Moon (North America only), Sweetwater 420 (ATL-DCA/FLL/IAD/LGA/MCO/MIA/MSY/TPA only), Corona (not available where Sweetwater 420 is served), Samuel Adams Boston Lager (LGA-BOS/DCA/ORD only), Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (LAX-SFO only)

Wines:

Complimentary in all premium cabins, transatlantic & transpacific economy and JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA Economy Comfort. $8 in North America Economy cabins.

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

Only on flights JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA 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)

BusinessElite Fine Wines– selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson

Whites
Selbach Incline Riesling, Mosel, Germany 2012
Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay, Montery, California 2012
Livio Felluga Friulano, Friuli, Italy 2012

Reds
Chateau Argadens, Bordeaux Superieur, France, 2010
R & G Rioja, Rioja Alavesa, Spain 2010
Ser Lapo Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy 2010

Champagne
Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique, France, NV

Dessert Wine/Port
Chambers Rosewood Muscadelle, Australia NV
Quinta do Noval 10-year-old Tawny Porto, Portugal, NV

Other flights: Wente Vineyards wines are available on flights in North America. Check with your flight attendant for the daily selection.

Spirits (Complimentary in all premium cabins, transatlantic & transpacific economy and JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA Economy Comfort. $8 in North America Economy cabins): Skyy Vodka, Avión Tequila, Bacardi Rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream Cordial, Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin, Canadian Club Reserve Whisky, Dewar’s Scotch, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Small Batch Bourbon

Mixed Drinks (aka “Featured Beverages”) (Complimentary in all premium cabins, transatlantic & transpacific economy and JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA Economy Comfort. $8 in North America Economy cabins):

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.

MEALS ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

International BusinessElite Meals – Chef Michelle Bernstein:

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

Flights to Asia – other options available based on the destination. Meals from 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 BusinessElite 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

• 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

Complimentary International Economy & Economy Comfort Meals:

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 BusinessElite 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 served with a sides such as salad, roll, and desert.

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.

Transcon BusinessElite Meals – Chef Michael Chiarello

See domestic meals further below for more information. This is a signature service for routes such as JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA. It should be a three course meal, however DL.com does not specify specific meals unlike International BusinessElite. These transcon flights also feature Starbucks coffee.

FLIGHTS WITHIN THE US, CANADA, MEXICO, THE CARRIBEAN, ETC. - MEALS

I'm flying in First Class. Will there be a snack or a meal on my flight?
This is for Domestic First Class/Business Class (International to Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, etc.)

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

251-899 miles
Morning flights (departures 05:00-09:45) offer peanuts, pretzels, Biscoff cookies, biscotti, bananas, Otis Spunkmeyer muffins and Quaker Oats chewy granola bars. All other flights offer peanuts, pretzels, apples, Twix, Toblerone, Sun Chips and Walkers shortbread cookies.

900-1499 miles
Meals are served based upon departure time, check after the drinks section for more information. The snack basket is typically not served since there is a meal served, however peanuts, pretzels, and Biscoff should be available.

1500+ miles
Meals will be served based upon departure time from 5am-9pm. See the table after the drinks section for more information. The snack basket will be served along with a meal.

Ok, so what meals are served when?

The times below are for the departure time of the flight.
Breakfast 5:45am-9:45am
Lunch 9:46am-1:30pm
Dinner 4pm-8pm (until 9pm on flights that are >1500 miles)

Meals - for First (Business when going to Carribean/Mexico/Canada and such), and Economy
These do vary from flight to flight. In First, there are actual plates provided with silverware and glasses for beverages. In Economy, meals are served on plastic trays (it is pre-packaged) and are provided plastic utensils.

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):

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-1:30pm

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 (until 9pm on flights >1500 miles).

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

Redeyes

Typically there is only one option offered and no menus passed around. It would be a lighter option similar to a snack like pizza, burger, etc. served with a salad and dessert.

Longer flights, such as ATL-HNL (in F only)

Rhere typically will be an appetizer/salad course, the main entrée, and then dessert. There will be a lighter meal (such as a pizza/burger/salad/etc.) served closer to landing. For the HNL-ATL redeye, there probably will be a cold-option only breakfast that is served pre-arrival.

I'm flying in Economy. What snack options are available for me?

0-249 miles: There typically aren't any services given on flights because of their short distance, as they are typically Delta Connection flights.

250-899 miles: Treat your taste buds to tried-and-true fare. Light complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will keep you fueled up on your next flight.

900-1,399 miles: Enjoy a selection of high-quality 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.

Economy - EATS Menus:

Classic EATS http://www.delta.com/content/dam/del.../eats-menu.pdf

Coast-to-Coast EATS http://www.delta.com/content/dam/del...u-transcon.pdf

Hawaii EATS http://www.delta.com/content/dam/del...s-menu-hnl.pdf

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.

Here are items that are, according to all 3 menus, offered on ALL flights with EATS service:

CHICKEN SLIDER COMBO $9.99 - EATS SIGNATURE OFFERING
Sliced savory Boar’s Head Brand® EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast on two pretzel rolls topped with romaine lettuce, Boar’s Head Brand Vermont Cheddar Cheese and a spread of lemon herb garlic aioli. This combo is paired with Cape Cod® Kettle Cooked Chips and Sanders Dark Sea Salt and Caramel chocolate with Boar’s Head Brand Deli Mustard on the side.

FRUIT AND CHEESE PLATE $7.99
A selection of Wisconsin cheeses: sharp cheddar, GranQueso,® smoked gouda and muenster accompanied by olive oil and sea salt crackers, dried apricots, red grapes and hearthealthy almonds.

EATS TAPAS $8.99
Stacy’s Brand® Pita Chips, Dipin™ Classic Hummus, Dipin™ Pepper & Artichoke Bruschetta, Crunchmaster® Multi-Grain Crackers with Sea Salt, Olympos® Pitted Greek Olive Mix with Herbs, Vacaville Fruit Company Snackins’, Mediterranean Apricots, King’s® Roasted Almonds, Dancing Deer Baking Co.® Sweet Lemon Cookie Nibbles, Varda Chocolatier® Dark Chocolate

EATS TREATS $7.99
Old Wisconsin® Beef Salami Slices, Pepperidge Farm® Baked Naturals Wheat Crisps, Rondelé® Peppercorn Parmesan Cheese Spread, Pepperidge Farm® Cheddar Goldfish® Crackers, Welch’s® Fruit Snacks Mixed Fruit, Oreo® Cookies, Mentos® Mint

MRS. MAY’S CRAN-BLUEBERRY NUT CRUNCH $5.99
Cashews, almonds and pistachios in perfect harmony with cranberries and blueberries

PRINGLES ORIGINAL $3.49

Also, EATS Breakfast items for flights within the US:

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST PLATE $6.99
A light fare breakfast option, including perfectly delicious Yoplait® Greek Yogurt, Fieldstone® Bakery Granola, mini lemon yogurt muffin and red grapes.

SMOKED TURKEY BAGEL SANDWICH $7.49
Freshly sliced Boar’s Head Brand® Mesquite Wood® Smoked Turkey Breast is paired with a smear of cream cheese, sliced Boar’s Head Brand Vermont Cheddar Cheese and roma tomatoes on a multigrain bagel slender.

Special Meals:
Here are the special meals that are offered as substitutes to the regular menu. You can select special meals by viewing your reservation online

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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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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Best DL breakfast of the year!

SFO-DTW
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7:00A-2:30P
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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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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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Old Jun 9, 11, 1:26 pm   #539
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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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