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Delta In-Flight Meal/Food Service: The Definitive Thread — 2022 Edition

Delta In-Flight Meal/Food Service: The Definitive Thread — 2022 Edition

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Current 2022 First Class meal service status -- [NOTE - all D1 flights, domestic and international, receive hot meal service]. Current FC meal service consists of cold meal boxes with the exception of JFK-SEA and BOS-SEA/SFO FC marketed flights which receive hot meal service. Some limited routes (seemingly hub-to-hub and certain high-profile routes also receiving plated meal service). This includes both domestic and international DL FC marketed flights. All flights over 900 miles which depart before 9PM (scheduled) receive meal service in FC. In addition, flights over 2300 miles will receive meal service in FC for departures after 9PM.

Delta confirmed in a press release that Hot Meals will return in March 2022

Not withstanding the official Delta press releases and what the itinerary shows for "meal", reviews have shown that the flights to or from the following airports continue to have sad boxes and no actual meals:
PHX*, IAD, DFW, EYW, AUA, AUS, OAK, ELP, ABQ, TUS
*Narrowbody flights only


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Old Feb 17, 22, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kochleffel View Post
I haven't tasted Du Nord vodka. What makes it undrinkable?
think rubbing alcohol with odd fruity overtones. In my opinion, the low end swill they were serving is better. But we can FEEL good at $10 a shot.
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Old Feb 17, 22, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by bubbashow View Post
https://news.delta.com/hot-meals-and...t-delta-flight

Its soooooo exciting. Canned wine and undrinkable vodka! Keep climbing!

What about bottled wine isn't sustainable? Aren't glass bottles just as recyclable as cans?
FWIW, I have a membership at Imagery - their canned wine blows anything that Delta has been serving in domestic FC out of the water.
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Old Feb 17, 22, 3:59 pm
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Perhaps the most interesting part of that press release is the change in economy snacks. Rold Gold pretzels, almonds, Biscoff or Kate's Real Food dark chocolate cherry bar. Would appear Clif bars and Goldfish are out.

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Old Feb 17, 22, 5:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876 View Post
FWIW, I have a membership at Imagery - their canned wine blows anything that Delta has been serving in domestic FC out of the water.
I'm certainly willing to try it, then.
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Old Feb 17, 22, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876 View Post
FWIW, I have a membership at Imagery - their canned wine blows anything that Delta has been serving in domestic FC out of the water.
i agree. It was truly good. Enjoyed it
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Old Feb 17, 22, 6:49 pm
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Inedible First Class Meal LAX-HNL

Described as chicken salad. Looks like Delta has run out of the box tops. Embarrassing.

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Old Feb 17, 22, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by bubbashow View Post
as opposed to glassware or hard plastic dishware that's all washable, totally reusable, and can be sourced from recycled materials.

But who needs niceties and actual desirable service when we can be woke?

Maybe in international main cabin, the flight attendants can use a bamboo ladle to just scoop food directly into customers mouths. That'll really empty the landfills.
I was referring to the place mats, which contribute very little to the experience. I don't really see the point of bamboo (or wood) flatware, unless it will be composted, which I doubt. I do want to see less throwaway plastic, but things that will be washed and reused are better.
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Old Feb 17, 22, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post
Pre-order options for JFK - SFO next week (D1). Any thoughts? I'm inclined to go short ribs but the gemelli sounds intriguing. I also have never had impossible meat (of any kind) so maybe a low-risk way to try:

Out of these, which one would be most kid friendly? Delta doesn't do kid special meals unfortunately...
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Old Feb 18, 22, 5:09 am
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I would say Short Rib is probably most kid friendly
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Old Feb 18, 22, 7:32 am
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Has anyone tried the smoked gouda frittata or breakfast burrito on JFK-SEA?
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Old Feb 18, 22, 7:52 am
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This is fantastic news! However, it's looking like the rollout will likely be as haphazard as last summer's box meal disaster. I'm flying a 1,500+ mile route towards the end of March so I'm crossing my fingers these enhancements are loaded on my flight.

MSP-SFO - SFO has had D1 catering in place since last year, so I'm hopeful this is an easy route for Delta to enhance Domestic FC.
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Old Feb 18, 22, 11:17 am
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I had the breakfast burrito on that same route in December and it was delicious. Probably one of the best breakfast options out there right now (though I wish I had a small bottle of hot sauce).
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Old Feb 18, 22, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Minnyappleus View Post
This is fantastic news! However, it's looking like the rollout will likely be as haphazard as last summer's box meal disaster. I'm flying a 1,500+ mile route towards the end of March so I'm crossing my fingers these enhancements are loaded on my flight.

MSP-SFO - SFO has had D1 catering in place since last year, so I'm hopeful this is an easy route for Delta to enhance Domestic FC.
Meal box rollouts started on 1500+ mile routes first, and MSP-SFO is over 1500 miles so I suspect odds are pretty good it will have it by end of March. Flights between 900 - 1500 miles got meal boxes later with initial <1500 mile routes getting the boxes being hub-to-hub.
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Old Feb 18, 22, 1:41 pm
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I hope the old full drink offerings come back soon. Still no Bailey’s in domestic F and the new “Orange Juice” they use looks like it was designed for a elementary school cafeteria with how small the container is.
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Old Feb 18, 22, 2:12 pm
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Delta promising hot meals returning to flights over 900 miles for those in First in March - official press release: https://news.delta.com/hot-meals-and...t-delta-flight

Also sounds like Delta is offering organic snack bars from Kate's Real Foods to those in economy too - dark chocolate almond cherry sounds nice, and I think they're also gluten free. Those snack bars are pretty pricey ($30 for a 12 pack) at retail!
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