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

Old Jan 1, 2022, 8:32 pm
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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 — 2022 Edition

Old Jan 10, 2022, 7:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Milesaway76
Can someone explain what the sad boxes are? Is this similar to the snack boxes but un sadder? If that's possible.
there is a pic of a sad box one post above yours. And a bunch in the 2021 thread.
here is the smoked salmon breakfast sad box.
it was ok, the fruit was good. Didn’t know what to do with the guacamole.


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Old Jan 10, 2022, 7:32 pm
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It’s the pathetic “meal” that Delta is serving in first class.

Originally Posted by Milesaway76
Can someone explain what the sad boxes are? Is this similar to the snack boxes but un sadder? If that's possible.
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Old Jan 10, 2022, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Milesaway76
Can someone explain what the sad boxes are? Is this similar to the snack boxes but un sadder? If that's possible.

Smoked salmon “bagel” … bagel is tiny.


Breakfast choices


Banana bread box, snack portion size, inadequate for breakfast




Ham sandwich box


Ingredients of ham sandwich box


4” ham sandwich, chips, and sweet cookie
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Old Jan 10, 2022, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by TastyPlaneEats

Smoked salmon “bagel” … bagel is tiny.


Breakfast choices


Banana bread box, snack portion size, inadequate for breakfast




Ham sandwich box


Ingredients of ham sandwich box


4” ham sandwich, chips, and sweet cookie
🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 dear sweet Jesus! I'm definitely bringing my own food. I guess I am going to have to switch to Aeromexico where the food is slightly better than whats posted.
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Old Jan 10, 2022, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Milesaway76
Can someone explain what the sad boxes are? Is this similar to the snack boxes but un sadder? If that's possible.
Sad Boxes as an upgrade meal service
no more fumbling for lost nuts in your lap
Upscale meals wrapped in cellophane that you don't have to open with your teeth
Utensils that resemble fire kindling material l

enjoy
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Old Jan 10, 2022, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Lomapaseo
Sad Boxes as an upgrade meal service
no more fumbling for lost nuts in your lap
Upscale meals wrapped in cellophane that you don't have to open with your teeth
Utensils that resemble fire kindling material l

enjoy
Not a fan of the wooden cutlery. It reminds me of the wooden tongue compressors Dr's use. They trigger my gag relex and make me want to vomit.
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Old Jan 11, 2022, 1:32 pm
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I have a question for those of you in the know on all things DL...so, the last time I flew in Premium Select, the meal service was essentially a Delta One meal minus a couple of things. However, I noticed on the website that Premium Select meal service is now the same meals as in Main Cabin.

Is this a COVID switch or permanent switch? I looked at AA and UA and it appears they are still keeping the elevated meal service. It's not a deal breaker, just seems kind of cheap for DL.
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Old Jan 11, 2022, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by EBiafore99
Is this a COVID switch or permanent switch?
Or it could be both ;-)

But I don’t think DL has really indicated either way with the Premium Select meals, so only time will tell.
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Old Jan 12, 2022, 7:14 pm
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Chose the short ribs for JFK-LAX today. Wasn’t bad at all. When did PDB start back for delta one. Almost forgot how much of a treat it is to have a drink while boarding is still going on.
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Old Jan 13, 2022, 5:45 pm
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JFK TATL D1 meals January 2022

Eastbound from JFK - Jan 2022:

Cioppino pre-order-only:


Cioppino with swordfish, salmon and sea bass with risotto and veggies; corn chowder, and a whole grain salad

Breakfast: choice of quiche or the oatmeal


Oatmeal with dates and raisins-quite tasty but then again I always enjoy the oatmeal dish on DL…

TATL westbound lunch
Pan-fried cod (pre-order-only, from AMS):


Pan-fried cod with baby shrimps in lobster sauce, potatoes, spinach and red onions..one of the better main dishes

Westbound TATL pre-arrival meal- choice of cheeseburger or the shrimp salad:

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Old Jan 14, 2022, 8:47 am
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Lord, save us from the bean counters.
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Old Jan 14, 2022, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by Aloha1
Lord, save us from the bean counters.
Good luck with that...

Regards
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Old Jan 14, 2022, 12:57 pm
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Does anyone have an ingredient list for the Domestic First meals?

I've gotten meals on a couple of longer flights in Domestic First this year, but I've found it annoying that there's no list ahead of time as to what the food might be or what's in the food.
Wednesday I asked for the turkey sandwich, but didn't eat it because of the pickles and mustard I was not expecting.
The food is already super cold as it is, I would appreciate it if we at least knew what we were ordering.

So, ahead of a Wednesday flight to El Salvador with family, could we get a list going of the ingredients used in various domestic first dishes?

I'll start:

Ribeye sandwich:
  • Bread
  • mayonnaise
  • thinly sliced beef
  • various greens
  • onion
Turkey sandwich:
  • bread
  • mustard
  • various greens
  • pickles
  • thin turkey breast
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Old Jan 14, 2022, 1:49 pm
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Anyone have an ingredient list for domestic first meals?

could we get a list going of the ingredients used in various domestic first dishes?

I'll start:

Ribeye sandwich:
  • Bread
  • mayonnaise
  • thinly sliced beef
  • various greens
  • onion
Turkey sandwich:
  • bread
  • mustard
  • various greens
  • pickles
  • thin turkey breast
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Old Jan 14, 2022, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Milesaway76
🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 dear sweet Jesus! I'm definitely bringing my own food. I guess I am going to have to switch to Aeromexico where the food is slightly better than whats posted.
I hope those are old pictures! The back of the ham 'sandwich' is dated 7/2021. YIKES
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