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

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Link to International D1 Menus: https://deltaone.mydeltamenu.com/BOS-LHR/ (replace airport codes as appropriate)
Link to Domestic D1 Menus: https://pc2c.mydeltamenu.com/SEA-JFK/

Link to Delta Premium Select menus:
https://dps.mydeltamenu.com/SEA-ICN/
(replace airport codes as appropriate)

Current 2022 First Class meal service status -- [NOTE - all D1 flights, domestic and international, receive hot meal service]. FC meal service consists of plated meals (including hot options) between hubs and to/from most larger stations (exception stations listed below only receive cold meal box options) on flights over 900 miles which depart before 9PM (scheduled). Pre-selection is available on routes with plated meal offerings, while it is not available on cold meal box routes. In addition, flights over 2300 miles will receive meal service in FC for departures after 9PM. Snack boxes are generally offered on redeye flights under 2300 miles. Meal service is not provided on flights under 900 miles.

Current exception stations where only cold meal boxes (with no pre-selection) are offered in FC on 900+ mile flights (both to and from station):
ABQ, AUA, EGE, ELP, EYW, GEG, IAD, JAC, MCI, OAK, PLS, PSC, PUJ, SAT, TUS, YYZ, YUL, YVR

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

Old Nov 17, 2022, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by fender5787
Choices for JFK-BOG. Has anyone tried the seared branzino yet? Any other suggestions on this menu would be welcomed!
DL 253 JFK-BOG D1 11/16

Ended up having the Branzino and it was a great decision. At first the cabin crew didnít see my pre-order, and I resigned myself to having the short-rib, but after takeoff they did see that they loaded a branzino dish (pretty sure I was the only one in the cabin that pre-ordered it). However, it meant that they served me the starter salad first and later came with the fish, vs. the normal 1 tray service (and tbf I rather like it coursed out anyway). Well worth the wait as the dish was delicious and probably the best thing Iíve had on delta or even a US carrier in ages. Rice was really fluffy, almost like a briyani, while the fish was super buttery, perfectly cooked and flavored, and absolutely decadent. Cake was pretty superb too. Iíd advise anyone who has this as an option to take it!


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Old Nov 17, 2022, 6:42 am
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Premium Select

Options:


I chose the chicken:


Pre-arrival snack options:


I chose the spring roll:


Uh, Delta, that's not a spring roll, that's a stromboli
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Old Nov 17, 2022, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by philemer
Anyone?
As noted on Delta site, it gets dinner. While flight departs after normal 9PM meal cutoff, it's over 2300 miles and thus qualifies by virtue of that.





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Old Nov 17, 2022, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by xliioper
As noted on Delta site, it gets dinner. While flight departs after normal 9PM meal cutoff, it's over 2300 miles and thus qualifies by virtue of that.





Thanks much!
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Old Nov 18, 2022, 11:32 pm
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12 Nov DL342 LAX-DCA (D1)

https://pc2c.mydeltamenu.com/LAX-DCA/indexB-static.html

CHEDDAR SCRAMBLED EGGS with chicken date sausage, hash brown casserole and a side of Wexler's Deli salmon cream cheese and bagel chips
BLUEBERRY BOSTOCK* on a toasted brioche topped with almond paste *Vegetarian Selection
OVERNIGHT OATS with maple syrup, granola and raspberries. Served with a side of Wexler's Deli salmon cream cheese and bagel chips

Pre-order only:

BISCUIT SANDWICH with tomato, egg and cheese
JON AND VINNY'S CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE PLATE* with dried fruit, toasted walnuts, and olives *Contains Pork

I went with the biscuit sandwich. I like tomatoes but for me it was weird having it on a breakfast sandwich (there was a single slice, not visible below because it's underneath the egg). Some form of meat would've been nice too -- I mean, it came exactly as it was described on the menu, so I'm not complaining in that regard -- just saying it would improve the dish, and there's already one vegetarian and one nearly vegetarian (if you don't eat the salmon cream cheese) option on the menu already.

Those minor quibbles aside, the biscuit was nice and biscuity and the eggs were pretty good too. Would order again.

As to the sides, I guess there was a sale on grapes. The salmon cream cheese and bagel chips were nice too. The menu says "croissant with market jam" but I put it on the sandwich



18 Nov DL719 MSP-SFO

PDB: yes
FEBO: yes (though I pre-ordered)

BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB with butternut squash and sage risotto, wilted rainbow Swiss chard, and roasted figs. Served with a side salad of burrata, candied sweet potatoes, harissa, cashews, and microgreens.
SPINACH, POTATO AND CHICKPEA CHANA MASALA* with basmati rice, wilted spinach, cilantro roasted cauliflower, and mini naan bread. Served with a side salad of burrata, candied sweet potatoes, harissa, cashews, and microgreens. *Vegetarian Selection
CHICKEN BREAST SALAD with Asian slaw, cucumber, cilantro, broccoli, green onion, shredded carrot, toasted almonds, and edamame. Served with a side of pineapple with togarashi.

I pre-ordered the chana masala. Drinks and a pass of the snack basket preceded the main meal, which was pretty solid all around IMO.

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Old Nov 19, 2022, 3:24 am
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Originally Posted by BenA
Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't the JPML be described as having "Kabocha" squash? I don't think "Kobacha" is a thing...
Yes, looks like a typo. I love kabocha squash.
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Old Nov 19, 2022, 11:02 am
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Domestic D1 Special Meals?

Has anyone gotten a Special Meal in Domestic Delta One Lunch / Dinner out of JFK (or anywhere else even) in the past several months? I donít really like any of the current standard pre-select options, and am debating requesting VLML and hoping I like it better than the standard options. It isnít clear to me though, at least 1-2 of the standard options are vegetarian, will they just give me one of those, or would VLML definitely be different from the standard options?

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Old Nov 19, 2022, 12:25 pm
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Living in MCI and mostly traveling domestically I rarely get meals on Delta flights. We flew MCI-SEA in F yesterday on an A320, 1,489 miles with an 8 AM departure. Choice of snack box. Very disappointing, I guess my expectations that we would get more than a snack box unrealisitc?
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Old Nov 19, 2022, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Beckles
Living in MCI and mostly traveling domestically I rarely get meals on Delta flights. We flew MCI-SEA in F yesterday on an A320, 1,489 miles with an 8 AM departure. Choice of snack box. Very disappointing, I guess my expectations that we would get more than a snack box unrealisitc?
Snack box like the market/bistro during early COVID? Or sad box?
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Old Nov 19, 2022, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by matchbox20_is
Snack box like the market/bistro during early COVID? Or sad box?
unfortunate being in the nationís mid-section, while us Delta flyers get spoiled out on the coasts with regard to meal service, due to longer distances (JFK-LAX-FLL-SEA-BOS)!
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Old Nov 19, 2022, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by matchbox20_is
Snack box like the market/bistro during early COVID? Or sad box?
Flight Fuel boxes like they sell in Main Cabin is what we were served. I didnít expect much, but Delta managed to fall short of that.
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Old Nov 19, 2022, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Beckles
Flight Fuel boxes like they sell in Main Cabin is what we were served. I didn’t expect much, but Delta managed to fall short of that.
Poster was referring to the Market/Bistro snack boxes which consist entirely of shelf stable items (like chips, crackers, cheese spreads, beef sticks, fruit chews) with nutrition information printed on the items. Is that what you are talking about? If there were items that did not have retail branding on them, it was likely a meal box which is standard for stations that don't have contract catering. The Wiki at the top of this page has stations with meal box service.
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Old Nov 21, 2022, 11:05 am
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Has anyone recently tried special meals for domestic first dinner flights out of JFK? Specifically, the bland or diabetic meals? I'm not crazy about the standard choices (brisket, chicken meatballs or cobb salad) and thinking of trying one of the special meals. Thanks!
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Old Nov 22, 2022, 7:57 pm
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How long have the Michel et Augustin cookies been in the C+ snack basket? Just realized that they’re there in my past couple trips but I hadn’t noticed them before. At any rate, I’m glad to see them in the basket!
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Old Nov 22, 2022, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by ryw
How long have the Michel et Augustin cookies been in the C+ snack basket? Just realized that theyíre there in my past couple trips but I hadnít noticed them before. At any rate, Iím glad to see them in the basket!
Iíve seen them there since October this year. But it fluctuates quite frequently. This is on SFO-JFK.
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