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DL In Flight Service Changes during COVID-19 (Consolidated Thread)

Old Mar 24, 20, 6:20 pm
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**Update 7/21/21 North America, Latin America, and Caribbean***

- 6/15 Hot meal service returns to select D1/FC Transcon flights - JFK-SEA/SFO/LAX + BOS-SEA/LAX
- 6/15 Snack basket returns to select FC/C+/and D1 flights as well as Y Flight Fuel Box sales returning
- 7/28 (limited to SEA/SFO/LAX/SLC to/from hubs/focus cities) Meals on FC flights over 1500 miles departing before 9PM. Meals will likely be cold/uncooked items like salads and sandwiches.
- 8/17 and 8/24 Remaining FC flights over 1500 miles get meals.

- 8/24 hub-to-hub (inc. focus cities) routes between 900 and 1500 miles get meals
- 8/31 full restoration of old meal service standard (meal windows seem to be gone) with all FC flights between 900-1500 miles getting meals
https://news.delta.com/la-chefs-jon-shook-vinny-dotolo-headline-return-fresh-meals-deltas-premium-domestic-cabins

**Update 4/14 North America, Latin America, and Caribbean***

All Cabins, Purell wipe or similar during boarding
Beverages: 7.5oz mini cans: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Tonic, Club, Orange, Cran, Bloody Mary Mix, Coffee Tea, Water.
Spirits: Finlandia Vodka, Jack, Bombay Gin, Woodford, Tip Top Old Fashioned & Margarita, Sweetwater 420 & Hazy IPA, Miller Lite, White/Red/Sparkling Wine

F/C - All Flights - NO PDB OR PRE-SET WATER - Full Beverage Selection, Sweet & Salty Snack
F/C 900+ - Choice of Non-Perishable flight fuel box.
F/C 1500+ - Pre Arrival Second Beverage Service
**you can always request refills**

C+, M/C - < 251 - No Service
C+, M/C
- 251+ - 8oz water, Coffee/Tea, 2 Snacks (Sweet/Salty) C+ Only: Beer/Wine
C+, M/C - 500+ - Full Beverage, 2 Snacks (Sweet/Salty), Ice On Request, C+ Only: Complimentary Spirits
C+, M/C - 1500+ - Pre Arrival Second Beverage Service
**you can always request refills**

Tap To Pay activated on Flight Attendant Devices For Contactless Payments.
*on domestic widebodies D1 gets domestic FC service. A/C that have PS are C+ service and C+ is MC service.*



For your convenience, note that the contents of the Bistro (orange) box are pictured in post #3814 while a detailed list of the contents of the Market (yellow) box is given in post #3471.
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DL In Flight Service Changes during COVID-19 (Consolidated Thread)

Old Oct 5, 20, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by cmd320
Not sure I'd really care about this in D1. I'd say 3B is likely the same distance away from you as 4A, if not more. Also, isn't D1 supposed to go up to 75%?
I am of the belief that Domestic D1 on a Widebody is fine to go to 75%, but on a 757 that puts you pretty close. Plus its not just about sitting to someone, it is about how many people are congregated in one certain area of the plane. If F or D1 is full to lets say 75% capacity and the rest of the plane is at 20% that puts alot of people in close proximity......then think about snack bag service. Probably the MOST dangerous time to be without a mask is once the flight attendants come through the cabin and hand out snack bags.......you literally have about 80% of the people without a mask on scarfing down their snacks and water.

My personal goal is to sit away from as many people as possible.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by cmd320
Not sure I'd really care about this in D1. I'd say 3B is likely the same distance away from you as 4A, if not more. Also, isn't D1 supposed to go up to 75%?
D1 is now at 100% capacity as of 10/1. Seems ridiculous that D1 on domestic flights is now at 100% capacity, but can still only offer the snack box and bottle water.

The Delta One cabin on widebody aircraft, which is designed with more space and privacy built in, will be offered at full capacity effective Oct. 1.
https://news.delta.com/more-space-ho...s-january-2021
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Old Oct 5, 20, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by CVFDCHIEF180
Probably the MOST dangerous time to be without a mask is once the flight attendants come through the cabin and hand out snack bags.......you literally have about 80% of the people without a mask on scarfing down their snacks and water.

My personal goal is to sit away from as many people as possible.
This doesnt seem to be an issue in Europe where this nonsense doesnt happen and full f&b service is available on AF/LH/BA and others....

Also, if scarfing down snacks was such a risk they wouldnt allow you to bring on your own meals! This is a total joke!
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Old Oct 5, 20, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by p100a
This doesnt seem to be an issue in Europe where this nonsense doesnt happen and full f&b service is available on AF/LH/BA and others....

Also, if scarfing down snacks was such a risk they wouldnt allow you to bring on your own meals! This is a total joke!
Or let you eat one peanut or M&M every 60 seconds and keep your mask off the entire time.
If they served more, they would lose more money. But also the workplace environment for all on board (FA's and Pax) would be less safe as everyone would be eating and drinking, and a report of a single superspreader flight these days will shave a few BILLION off their revenue.
it is a difficult balance.
I eat before the flight and pick the least dense part of the cabin I can. Lately that has been Y exit rows.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by p100a
This doesnt seem to be an issue in Europe where this nonsense doesnt happen and full f&b service is available on AF/LH/BA and others....

Also, if scarfing down snacks was such a risk they wouldnt allow you to bring on your own meals! This is a total joke!
Humorously, I saw a trip report video earlier today from South Korea. No masks anywhere.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by p100a
This doesnt seem to be an issue in Europe where this nonsense doesnt happen and full f&b service is available on AF/LH/BA and others....

Also, if scarfing down snacks was such a risk they wouldnt allow you to bring on your own meals! This is a total joke!
Honestly it takes me longer to get through the contents of the 'first class' snack box than an actual meal, not because it's more substantial but because it's more difficult to eat (lot's of dry, packaged snacks).
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Old Oct 5, 20, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by dcadwell
Humorously, I saw a trip report video earlier today from South Korea. No masks anywhere.
Context is everything: If the entire pacific rim has under 1,000 cases a day, then masks would serve little purpose for COVID prevention over a dozen nations.
In the US, we have some counties with that kind of daily caseload.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 12:54 pm
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That was a tongue-in-cheek post. Sorry for not clarifying.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyBitcoin
Context is everything: If the entire pacific rim has under 1,000 cases a day, then masks would serve little purpose for COVID prevention over a dozen nations.
In the US, we have some counties with that kind of daily caseload.
https://twitter.com/SquawkCNBC/statu...94738703249408
What is being defined as the "Pacific Rim" here? California alone exceeds that number four times over.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyBitcoin
Or let you eat one peanut or M&M every 60 seconds and keep your mask off the entire time.
If they served more, they would lose more money. But also the workplace environment for all on board (FA's and Pax) would be less safe as everyone would be eating and drinking, and a report of a single superspreader flight these days will shave a few BILLION off their revenue.
it is a difficult balance.
I eat before the flight and pick the least dense part of the cabin I can. Lately that has been Y exit rows.
On a flt yesterday an announcement was made: "spending the entire flt nibbling OREOS without a mask was NOT OK". Does DL have an "official" eat schedule for each of their edibles?
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Old Oct 5, 20, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by p100a
This doesnt seem to be an issue in Europe where this nonsense doesnt happen and full f&b service is available on AF/LH/BA and others....

Also, if scarfing down snacks was such a risk they wouldnt allow you to bring on your own meals! This is a total joke!
ME carriers like EK are also providing full service in premium cabins
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Old Oct 5, 20, 6:06 pm
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Originally Posted by fly747first
ME carriers like EK are also providing full service in premium cabins
Pretty much in all cabins actually. QR is pouring LPGS Ros for PDB in J.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by cmd320
Pretty much in all cabins actually. QR is pouring LPGS Ros for PDB in J.
My big pretty girl EK is doing almost the same service in F as prior to Covid.
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Old Oct 5, 20, 9:24 pm
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Snack bags from hell

Just took a long cross country flight with one connection. Received the same damn awful snack bag multiple times per flight

cheez-its
inedible protein bar
tiny bottle of water

no variety at all.

Just more cheez-its, the same god awful protein bar, more water. (rinse repeat)
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Old Oct 5, 20, 9:35 pm
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They have to run out of cheese it’s at some point?! 😉

I’ve started taking my own snacks and beverage on board.
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