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Pre-ordering Meals on Delta, the Definitive Thread

Pre-ordering Meals on Delta, the Definitive Thread

Old Jul 2, 19, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
I might, but I don't twitter... nor FB or instachat or snapgram... FT is about as close as I get to social media (OK, LNKD for work).
You can sign up for Twitter with minimal information and send a direct message to Delta. No one will even know it is you but the DL agent helping you.
I would highly recommend doing it.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by apodo77 View Post
You can sign up for Twitter with minimal information and send a direct message to Delta. No one will even know it is you but the DL agent helping you.
I would highly recommend doing it.

Haha, I don't really use apps either, in many cases (website functionality suits me better).



No thanks, I'll hope some kind FTer will post a menu... like Karmic payoff for some post where I in the past helped someone (maybe someone realizes that a "auto special meal request set up" is keeping her/him from receiving the menu email).
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Old Jul 2, 19, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
Haha, I don't really use apps either, in many cases (website functionality suits me better).
Twitter has a web site interface too, FWIW.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 9:06 pm
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Not sure whether anyone mentioned this before, but beyond the mail I would also like being able to go into my reservation and choose my meal. I was able to do this with American Airlines.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by af fp View Post
Not sure whether anyone mentioned this before, but beyond the mail I would also like being able to go into my reservation and choose my meal. I was able to do this with American Airlines.
Baby Steps... Baby Steps...
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Old Jul 3, 19, 6:47 am
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
Haha, I don't really use apps either, in many cases (website functionality suits me better).

No thanks, I'll hope some kind FTer will post a menu... like Karmic payoff for some post where I in the past helped someone (maybe someone realizes that a "auto special meal request set up" is keeping her/him from receiving the menu email).
No offense intended, but you have likely spent more time posting in this FT thread than it would have taken to go to the twitter website, create an account, and send a message to DL.

Added bonus is that DL will be able to actually give a response specific to your flight and not a re-posted menu that may or may not match what your options truly are, and confirm your selection all in the same place.

I don't use twitter either, but I have an account for which the sole purpose is communicating with airlines/hotels/etc. when appropriate.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by gooselee View Post
No offense intended, but you have likely spent more time posting in this FT thread than it would have taken to go to the twitter website, create an account, and send a message to DL.

Added bonus is that DL will be able to actually give a response specific to your flight and not a re-posted menu that may or may not match what your options truly are, and confirm your selection all in the same place.

I don't use twitter either, but I have an account for which the sole purpose is communicating with airlines/hotels/etc. when appropriate.

But I like FT, I have no issue with my time spent on the site. I hate twitter (what I know of it, not having downloaded an app). I know how to use a browser to read a feed, but I have no interest in becoming a subscriber, using the app.


It's not like twitter is the only solution to my query... why are so many trying to pump my using twitter? I get it, twitter might help, thank you. Next?


...Just hoping someone might post a menu, the posts up-thread are full of menu images, is it such an unusual request?


Again, thanks for any assistance.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 7:47 am
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
But I like FT, I have no issue with my time spent on the site. I hate twitter (what I know of it, not having downloaded an app). I know how to use a browser to read a feed, but I have no interest in becoming a subscriber, using the app.


It's not like twitter is the only solution to my query... why are so many trying to pump my using twitter? I get it, twitter might help, thank you. Next?


...Just hoping someone might post a menu, the posts up-thread are full of menu images, is it such an unusual request?


Again, thanks for any assistance.
Twitter is not the only solution but they would have solved your problem already. Also you don't have to download an app to use Twitter (just go to www.twitter.com on any browser).
You also don't even need to read anything on the site to DM Delta or other airlines and hotels. DL Twitter team quickly helped me on my 2 recent international flights when no pre-order e-mail came.

As an FYI I hate Twitter and resisted for a long time but gladly use it for travel after reading about it in this forum. You don't ever have to read anything on the site to DM Delta or any other company At the end of the day people were just tryingto help you. Hopefully someone will get you a menu.

As an FYI Here is the response I got in about 2 minutes when I sent a DM for no pre-order e-mail in mid-June:

Looks like your choices are:
1.)PRAWNS IN THAI COCONUT SAUCE with pineapple fried rice, pak choy, fresh coriander and thai chilies
2.) SEARED BEEF TENDERLOIN with wild garlic mashed potatoes, mixed spring vegetables and balsamico PX jus
3. ) ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST on a potato leek ragout with runner beans and smoked tomato arugula salad
4.) SPRING VEGETABLE AND RICOTTA RAVIOLETTI* with roman vegetables and lemon cream sauce *vegetarian selection HNW
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Old Jul 3, 19, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
But I like FT, I have no issue with my time spent on the site. I hate twitter (what I know of it, not having downloaded an app). I know how to use a browser to read a feed, but I have no interest in becoming a subscriber, using the app.
Again, you don't *need* to "become a subscriber" or download any app. You don't need to ever post anything public or read anything anyone else posts, you can use it purely to send direct private messages only to Delta if you want.

Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
It's not like twitter is the only solution to my query... why are so many trying to pump my using twitter? I get it, twitter might help, thank you. Next?
People aren't "pumping" Twitter, they were trying to be helpful to you because (at least at first) it seemed like your resistance was based on a fear of the unknown, or incorrect assumptions about what would be involved in communicating with Delta via Twitter.

And because it presents an easy channel through which you could have already gotten the menu AND confirmed your meal selection by now, and yes, without any subscriptions or apps.

But now it just seems like you're digging in and being stubborn, which tends to make people curious

But ultimately you don't owe anyone any reasons beyond "I don't feel like using Twitter" so do whatever makes you happy if that includes doing things the hard way, that's your choice.

Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
...Just hoping someone might post a menu, the posts up-thread are full of menu images, is it such an unusual request?
It's a totally reasonable request. Hopefully someone else will fly a route that has the exact same menu as the one for your flight and will see or remember this thread and post an image for you, before your flight rolls around.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
It's not like twitter is the only solution to my query... why are so many trying to pump my using twitter?
It's probably not the only solution, but based on what you've told us it's the best, quickest, and most direct solution.

If you get a flat tire on a random back road in the middle of nowhere, it is certainly a solution to put a "need help" sign on your windshield and then wait around hoping someone drives by who is willing to pull over and change your tire for you. Or, you could just get out, open the trunk, and change the tire.

Of course, ultimately your choice.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by AZwldcats View Post
Baby Steps... Baby Steps...
Yea, think of how long ago American (not exactly a mensa organization) started having the ability to preselect your entree and Delta is basically just getting around to that feature. So in other words expect that feature in a few years
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Old Jul 3, 19, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by apodo77 View Post
Twitter is not the only solution but they would have solved your problem already. Also you don't have to download an app to use Twitter (just go to www.twitter.com on any browser).
You also don't even need to read anything on the site to DM Delta or other airlines and hotels. DL Twitter team quickly helped me on my 2 recent international flights when no pre-order e-mail came.

As an FYI I hate Twitter and resisted for a long time but gladly use it for travel after reading about it in this forum. You don't ever have to read anything on the site to DM Delta or any other company At the end of the day people were just tryingto help you. Hopefully someone will get you a menu.

As an FYI Here is the response I got in about 2 minutes when I sent a DM for no pre-order e-mail in mid-June:

Looks like your choices are:
1.)PRAWNS IN THAI COCONUT SAUCE with pineapple fried rice, pak choy, fresh coriander and thai chilies
2.) SEARED BEEF TENDERLOIN with wild garlic mashed potatoes, mixed spring vegetables and balsamico PX jus
3. ) ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST on a potato leek ragout with runner beans and smoked tomato arugula salad
4.) SPRING VEGETABLE AND RICOTTA RAVIOLETTI* with roman vegetables and lemon cream sauce *vegetarian selection HNW



Quite useful, thanks. Given you hate twitter and resisted and found it useful, I'm interested. So, how does one DM Delta on twitter on a laptop... go to a twitter.com page or a delta.com page? I have no DM in my Delta app on phone (DL is rolling that out, not on mine yet, but I saw emails saying it is coming).


(off topic now, but should we care?)
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Old Jul 3, 19, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
Quite useful, thanks. Given you hate twitter and resisted and found it useful, I'm interested. So, how does one DM Delta on twitter on a laptop... go to a twitter.com page or a delta.com page? I have no DM in my Delta app on phone (DL is rolling that out, not on mine yet, but I saw emails saying it is coming).


(off topic now, but should we care?)
Go to https://twitter.com/delta and click message.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by canyonleo View Post
Quite useful, thanks. Given you hate twitter and resisted and found it useful, I'm interested. So, how does one DM Delta on twitter on a laptop... go to a twitter.com page or a delta.com page? I have no DM in my Delta app on phone (DL is rolling that out, not on mine yet, but I saw emails saying it is coming).


(off topic now, but should we care?)
Definitely Twitter.com. You need to sign up first and follow the picture in the post above me. You can also send a message clicking the envelope in the top left of the page and typing in Delta in the "to" section.

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Old Jul 3, 19, 12:19 pm
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... although there is apparently a widespread outage going on that is affecting Twitter and specifically direct messages (also Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram) so today might not have been the best day for us to be pushing this point
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