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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 Mar 23, 21, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by DLmedalliongold
Rumor has it cocktails/ice/soft drinks are back on April 14th... Can anyone confirm?
This is correct:


Even Fox News is breaking in on it on during its prime-time opinionated programming lol.


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Old Mar 23, 21, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by MCO Flyer
This is correct:

https://mobile.twitter.com/kpottermn...00454336327682

Even Fox News is breaking in on it on during its prime-time opinionated programming lol.
Its gone on for so long that its become a big deal now despite every other airline sorting this out months ago.

Wonder what the deal will be with actual food...
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Old Mar 23, 21, 6:41 pm
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CANNED cocktails as opposed to the regular mini bottles? Huh?
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Old Mar 23, 21, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by cmd320
Its gone on for so long that its become a big deal now despite every other airline sorting this out months ago.

Wonder what the deal will be with actual food...
According to this article (https://thriftytraveler.com/news/air...light-service/), there will still be no hot meals domestically. It does sound like some cost cutting is still continuing as the soda cans will only be 7.5 oz and DL is raising the price of alcohol in the Main Cabin.
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Old Mar 23, 21, 8:11 pm
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At least this sounds like a step in the right direction (DL still has a LONG way to go). But this is good news. I have some F flights coming up on April 26, so will be excited to try the new offerings.
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Old Mar 23, 21, 8:21 pm
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Quite a few specific details here on this reddit post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/delta/comme...m_source=share
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Old Mar 23, 21, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by ryandc99
Quite a few specific details here on this reddit post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/delta/comme...m_source=share
Thanks for that, indeed a step in the right direction.

Although having to fly AA up front to get my Woodford fix is still disappointing.
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Old Mar 23, 21, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyEndeavorAir
CANNED cocktails as opposed to the regular mini bottles? Huh?
Liquor/mixers will be available too, along with beer/wine/ready-to-drink cocktails.
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Old Mar 23, 21, 9:26 pm
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Will coffee be returning as well?
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Old Mar 23, 21, 9:26 pm
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Will coffee be returning as well?
yes
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Old Mar 23, 21, 10:17 pm
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I wrote to Ed a month ago to tell him I wasn't looking forward to 6 hours in First from JFK to SJD without a cold drink, and I've spent way too much time searching for cold packs and small coolers. While I'm traveling before the 14th (he must have missed that part of my plea!), is this flight domestic for this purpose? Would appreciate a cold drink on the return to NY. Thanks.
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Old Mar 23, 21, 10:27 pm
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On a recent flt in D1 between JFK and LAS I tried their 6% SWEET ale--hopefully after 4/14 they get ride of that "stuff" forever, it tasted .
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So can we assume that these canned beverages will be available as FC selections?
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Old Mar 23, 21, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by MCO Flyer
According to this article (https://thriftytraveler.com/news/air...light-service/), there will still be no hot meals domestically. It does sound like some cost cutting is still continuing as the soda cans will only be 7.5 oz and DL is raising the price of alcohol in the Main Cabin.
With regards to the 7.5 oz cans - these are generally more expensive at retail than 12 oz cans. No idea if Delta is paying per oz versus per can and how the price varies.

But the reason they are doing this is so the FAs dont open the can - aka each passenger gets their own can. Versus before when they cracked a 12 ounce can and used it to fill ~2 cups. They hand you an unopened can and ice is on request only. Should make for an efficient service while also minimizing the FAs handling of the beverage.
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Old Mar 24, 21, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by btonkid12345
With regards to the 7.5 oz cans - these are generally more expensive at retail than 12 oz cans. No idea if Delta is paying per oz versus per can and how the price varies.

But the reason they are doing this is so the FAs don’t open the can - aka each passenger gets their own can. Versus before when they cracked a 12 ounce can and used it to fill ~2 cups. They hand you an unopened can and ice is on request only. Should make for an efficient service while also minimizing the FAs handling of the beverage.
There would be less waste per 7.5 oz vs 12 oz. In my local supermarket with loyalty discounts provided you buy 5 6 packs of 7.5 oz or 3 12 packs of 12 oz these came out the same price/oz.
[Pre-Colvid if I asked for a full can of 12 oz of soda they would give it to me, especially in FC.]
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