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DELTA IN-FLIGHT MEAL AND FOOD SERVICES WIKI



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)

NOTE: BEGINNING MARCH 1ST, 2015, ECONOMY COMFORT WILL BE REBRANDED AS "COMFORT+" AND ALL DRINKS WILL BE COMPLIMENTARY IN THIS SECTION OF COACH, AS WELL AS SNACKS ON FLIGHTS OVER 900 MILES. The charges listed below will apply until 3/1/15.

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

MEALS ON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS-Complimentary 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 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.


MEALS IN BusinessElite for TRANSCON ROUTES (JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA) – Chef Michael Chiarello


This is a signature service for routes such as JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA. 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.

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

NOTE: BEGINNING MARCH 1ST, 2015, ECONOMY COMFORT WILL BE REBRANDED AS "COMFORT+" AND ALL DRINKS WILL BE COMPLIMENTARY IN THIS SECTION OF COACH ON ALL FLIGHTS, AS WELL AS SNACKS ON FLIGHTS OVER 900 MILES.




DOMESTIC FIRST CLASS

Domestic First Class is defined as first class service to all 50 states (some exceptions for Hawaii) on all non TRANSCON routes (see above) as well as Business Class to markets such as the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and Central America that do not offer BuisnessElite service.

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 Mar 11, 09, 4:01 pm   #1
 
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Delta's food/beverage service: The definitve thread

This is the thread that contains information about Delta's in-flight food and beverage service.

Breakfast: 5:00AM-9:45AM
Lunch: 9:46AM-3:59PM
Dinner: 4:00PM-8:00PM

Note: Redeye flights that leave after 8 PM will NOT have a meal service, they will have the snack box though.

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BusinessElite - INTERNATIONAL TATL, TPAC (transatlantic/transpacific), AND SOUTH AMERICA

Lunch selection from most US cities

January, April, July, and October:

-Crab cakes and chili aioli accompanied by baked spaghetti squash and a snow pea and fennel medley

-Sun-dried tomato and mascarpone ravioli tossed in a pomodori sauce, garnished with sautéed leeks and toasted walnuts

-Cold plate of roast beef and grilled shrimp with a deviled egg, grilled peppers and asparagus

Celebrity Chef Selection: Grilled filet of beef with shrimp scampi, served with lemon risotto and squash medley.

February, May, August, and November:

-Sautéed shrimp with creamy tarragon sauce, lemon couscous and pea and bean medley

-Butternut squash ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce, garnished with roasted squash and toasted pecans

-Cold plate of roast beef, smoked salmon with a deviled egg, grilled peppers and artichoke

Celebrity Chef Selection: Grilled filet of beef with béarnaise sauce, accompanied by potato gratin and broccolini with hazelnuts.

March, June, September, and December:

-Grilled filet of beef with grain mustard sauce, served with redskin mashed potatoes, baby carrots and sautéed Belgian endives

-Fettuccini Alfredo with Broccolini garnished with roasted tomatoes and hazelnuts

-Cold plate of roast beef and gravlax with a deviled egg and heart of palm

Celebrity Chef Selection: Grilled chicken Ras el Hanout with yogurt sauce, accompanied by sautéed zucchini and leek medley and olive couscous.

Lunch/Dinner selection to most US cities

January, April, July, and October:

-Roasted chicken breast with goat cheese and red pepper pesto crust, served with polenta and ratatouille

-Penne pasta in vegetable bolognese sauce tossed with arugula, fresh mozzarella and mushrooms

-Cold plate of roast beef and smoked salmon with deviled egg and grilled zucchini

Celebrity Chef Selection: Grilled filet of beef served with horseradish sauce, cheddar mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans.

February, May, August, and November

-Grilled chicken breast with marsala mushroom sauce, accompanied by gnocchi, green beans and carrots

-Linguine tossed with spinach in a light gorgonzola cheese sauce, topped with sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts

-Cold plate of roast beef and smoked salmon with deviled egg and grilled zucchini

Celebrity Chef Selection: Tender filet of beef and peppercorn sauce, served with sautéed spinach, macaroni and cheese.

March, June, September, and December

-Grilled chicken breast with pistachio cilantro pesto, served with an eggplant and tomato ragout and saffron rice

-Rigatoni in a pesto cheese sauce with radicchio, garnished with tomatoes and pine nuts

-Cold Plate of roast beef and grilled shrimp with a deviled eggs, grilled zucchini and peppers

Celebrity Chef Selection: NY strip steak crusted with blue cheese crust and port wine sauce served with roasted potatoes and asparagus.


First Class - INCLUDES FLIGHTS TO THE CARRIBEAN, MEXICO, ETC.

Flight Distance: 0-899 Miles (up to 2 hours)
See snack box

Flight Distance: 900-1,500 Miles (about 2-3.5 hours)
See snack box, also a complimentary meal (generally a cold meal)

Flight Distance: More than 1,500 Miles (3.5 hours +)
In addition to the snack box selection you will also receive a complimentary meal with a choice of two entrées from Delta Chef Michelle Bernstein (at dinner only).

Flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle
In addition to the snack box selection you will also receive a complimentary meal with a choice of two entrées from Delta Chef Michelle Bernstein (at dinner only), a bag of premium gourmet nuts, and ice cream truffle.

Snack Box:

Peanuts
Twix
Biscoff
Pretzel Crisps
Fruit

All alcoholic beverages are free.

Coach

General snack info
Flight Distance: 250 Miles or more (about .5+ hours):
See snack box

Flight Distance: 600 Miles or more (about 1.5+ hours)
See snack box
EATS menu is offered

Flight Distance: 1,025 Miles or more (about 2.5+ hours)
See snack box
EATS menu is offered

Snack box:

Biscoff cookies
Peanuts

EATS menu:

Note: This varies by month (this is from November 2009

Pringles original $3

Planters® Fruit & Nut Trail Mix $3

Peanut M&Ms $2

Fruit & Cheese Plate $6
An assortment of Smoked Gouda, Havarti, and Sage-infused Derby (a green marbled cheese with subtle herb flavor). Paired with luscious Red Grapes, Pecan halves, dried Apricots, and served with Crackers.

Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwich $4
A slight twist on a classic sandwich. Grape Jelly smothered between two layers of Justin’s Natural Classic Almond Butter served on Wheat Bread.

Vanilla Yogurt with Fresh Berries $3 (Domestic only)
Start your day on the right note with fresh Sliced Strawberries, Blueberries, and refreshing Vanilla Yogurt.

Fruit & Cheese Plate $6
An assortment of Smoked Gouda, Havarti, and Sage infused Derby (a green marbled cheese with subtle herb flavor). Paired with luscious Red Grapes, Pecan halves, dried Apricots, and served with Crackers.

Grilled Chicken Gyro in Pita $8
Flavorful Oregano Grilled Chicken Strips mixed with Roma Tomatoes, Red Onions, diced Cucumbers, and chopped Romaine leaves served in a Pita Bread. A side of freshly prepared Tsatsiki Sauce tops off this Greek classic.

Turkey Cobb Salad $8 (domestic only)
A quintessential American salad. Mild Cheddar Cheese, Roma Tomatoes, diced Avocado, and cut Hard-Boiled eggs on a bed of chopped Romaine. Finished off with deliciously diced Boar’s Head® Mesquite Smoked Turkey, a sprinkle of fresh finely chopped Chives, and slices of crispy Bacon. Served with a side of Naturally Fresh Lite Ranch Dressing and Breadsticks.

Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwich $4
A slight twist on a classic sandwich. Grape Jelly smothered between two layers of Justin’s Natural Classic Almond Butter served on Wheat Bread.

TRAVEL TREATS™ $5
This tasty selection of snack items contains an assortment of crackers, cheese, salami, dried fruit, chips, and cookies. $5

FLIGHT DELIGHTS™ $5
A deliciously healthy and high-energy collection of hummus, pita chips, roasted almonds, dried apricots, an energy bar, milk chocolate, and a deck of miniature playing cards.

Complimentary Meal Service

Complimentary meal service is offered on select Hawaii and Alaska flights in Coach.

*SLC-HNL did not have it (my own experience)

Special Meals

The following special meals are available in First Class and Economy Class on flights where complimentary meal service is offered.

12 hour advance notice required

Asian
Baby
Child
Bland
Diabetic
Gluten-free
Hindu
Kosher (24 hour advanced notice required)
Low-calorie
Low-cholesterol
Low-fat
Low-sodium
Muslim
Passover
Vegetarian (lacto-ovo)
Vegetarian (pure)


Beverage Service

Nonalcoholic Beverages
The following complimentary nonalcoholic beverages are offered in all classes of service on all flights:

Coca-Cola® Classic
Diet Coke
Coca-Cola Zero
Sprite
Fresca
Bottled water
Canada Dry Club® Soda
Canada Dry Tonic Water
Milk
Tea
Java City® hand-roasted regular/decaffeinated coffees
Minute Maid® Orange Juice
Minute Maid Cranberry Apple Cocktail
Mr. & Mrs. "T" Bloody Mary mix
Canada Dry Ginger Ale (available on select flights)
Minute Maid Apple Juice (available on select flights)
Tomato juice (available on select flights)

Alcoholic Beverages
A selection of complimentary beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails are offered in premium cabins. Complimentary beer and wine is offered on all Delta Shuttle flights. There is a $7 charge, per beverage, in Economy Class on Delta and Delta Connection® carrier flights.

Make the most of your time in the air by kicking back and unwinding with one of our signature cocktails. After all, you’re worth it.

Margarita $7
Tequila
Midnight Bar Collection Mix
Served over ice

Mile High Mojito $7
Barcardi Rum
Stirrings Simple Mojito Mixer
Splash of club soda
Served over ice

For flights within the next 24 hours select Flight Information or log in and view Itineraries to see your flight offering.

All of this food and drink information is available online:

Economy Dining
First Class Dining
BusinessElite Dining
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Great to see proof that DL has adopted NW's meal/flight duration guidelines in FC (meals on flights 2 hrs and above)! And, will be such an improvement in Y to have EATS on all longer flights, as opposed to NW's overpriced, horrible snack boxes.
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This list isn't completely accurate because it doesn't include meals served in F on routes like LGA-ATL.
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Note that come April, DL's meal standards will change - meals will be served on flights of 900 miles in length, so routes such as MSP-ATL (907 miles) and MSP-SLC (991 miles) will now be served meals.

Note that I've been told the F Snack Basket is also changing in April. The good news is that a healthy option is coming - the fruits from the NW Snack Basket will be part of the DL Snack basket. The bad news is no more Sun Chips...
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Note that come April, DL's meal standards will change - meals will be served on flights of 900 miles in length, so routes such as MSP-ATL (907 miles) and MSP-SLC (991 miles) will now be served meals.

Note that I've been told the F Snack Basket is also changing in April. The good news is that a healthy option is coming - the fruits from the NW Snack Basket will be part of the DL Snack basket. The bad news is no more Sun Chips...
God help me, but as long as Biscoff are still offered, nothing else matters!
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Old Mar 11, 09, 5:56 pm   #6
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God help me, but as long as Biscoff are still offered, nothing else matter!
Oh I think the Biscoffs are safe...

Still, it'll be different not having the Sun Chips on board - seemed like the snack of choice in F cabins.
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Note that come April, DL's meal standards will change - meals will be served on flights of 900 miles in length, so routes such as MSP-ATL (907 miles) and MSP-SLC (991 miles) will now be served meals.

Note that I've been told the F Snack Basket is also changing in April. The good news is that a healthy option is coming - the fruits from the NW Snack Basket will be part of the DL Snack basket. The bad news is no more Sun Chips...
no! sun chips must stay!!! but thanks for the heads up - i'll update this when the new meal info comes out
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Alcoholic Beverages are sold in Coach for $7. If you are on a Transatlantic or Transpacific flight, the beverage with your meal is free, but any others must be purchased.
Not quite true, they announce that only one beer or wine is complimentary with you meal and hard liquor is not free with your meal.

On my ATL-UIO-ATL runs, they are usually flexible and will comp me a my whiskey instead of the beer/wine option; but on my ATL-AMS-ATL runs, they seem to be strictly by the book. YMMV

Nice list, thanks for the effort in putting it togetheer.
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Flights 1,551 miles or more (3.5 hours or more) In First Class, 2 complimentary meals with glassware and silverware will be served in addition to snack basket, and in Coach the snack basket and EATS items are available.



I was upgraded this Sunday from DEN to JFK for a 10:25am flight. I have been accustomed to getting 1 meal service when I have taken this flight before. It's interesting that it is now 2 based on the 1,600 miles or so. Wow! Is it just one small snack and then one meal??
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Flights 1,551 miles or more (3.5 hours or more) In First Class, 2 complimentary meals with glassware and silverware will be served in addition to snack basket, and in Coach the snack basket and EATS items are available.



I was upgraded this Sunday from DEN to JFK for a 10:25am flight. I have been accustomed to getting 1 meal service when I have taken this flight before. It's interesting that it is now 2 based on the 1,600 miles or so. Wow! Is it just one small snack and then one meal??
What it means is that you'll have a choice from two complimentary meals - a meat-based dish, and a pasta-based dish. The website doesn't do that good of a job of making it clear. Service would be the choice of lunch (from two items), and then the snack basket before/after that.
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Are the trans con FC breakfast meals upgraded from the standard non transcon FC breakfast?
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What it means is that you'll have a choice from two complimentary meals - a meat-based dish, and a pasta-based dish. The website doesn't do that good of a job of making it clear. Service would be the choice of lunch (from two items), and then the snack basket before/after that.

Thanks for clarifying, Mersk862!
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What's the hard alcohol selection like on DL these days?
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What's the hard alcohol selection like on DL these days?
-Bacardi Rum
-Canadian Club Reserve Whiskey
-Dewar's Scotch
-Finlandia Vodka
-Jack Daniels
-Seagram's Extra Dry Gin
-Tequila
-Woodford Reserve Bourbon
-Starbuck's Creme Liqueur
-Courvoisier V.S.O.P. Cognac (on int'l flights only)

Beers are Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat, Amstel Light, Miller Lite and Heineken. Red and white whine domestically (and a better selection in BE).
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This list isn't completely accurate because it doesn't include meals served in F on routes like LGA-ATL.
Does anyone have the fine details on the LGA-ATL special circumstance? I fly this route frequently and its not always consistent...I have received lunch on a 3:40pm flight but not a 12:00 flight...and that was a cold chicken sandwich. Breakfast seems to always be the same...cereal, fruit, yogurt, and a roll....no warm meals.

So anyone know the parameters for the LGA-ATL leg and if there are other special routes under 1000 miles that have meal service in FC?
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