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

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

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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.

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

Exception stations where only cold meal boxes (with no pre-selection) are offered in FC on 900+ mile flights (both to and from station):
PHX*, IAD, PSC, EYW, AUA, AUS, OAK, ELP, ABQ, TUS, JAC
*Narrowbody flights only


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Old Apr 9, 22, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by defrosted View Post
Michel et Augustin cookies back in first class basket!
Sadly dark chocolate though. The caramel / light chocolate ones in the before times were far superior. Has anyone complained about the downgrade in the least consequential thread yet?
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Old Apr 9, 22, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by defrosted View Post
Michel et Augustin cookies back in first class basket!
EWW! As Iíve said before, these are AWFUL and no one should eat them. Iíve had to take one for the team and clean out the basket of all of them before so other passengers wouldnít have to endure them. Anyone who takes them by mistake, Iíll happily take them off your hands so you donít suffer.
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Old Apr 9, 22, 1:31 pm
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Travel with Delta from LGA-ATL-GUA in March and was upgraded to first from ATL to GUA.
We were excited about the news that Delta would bring back the normal F meal service.
Turned out, we still received the Delta COVID lunch boxes.
My husband CP got the tofu meal which was ..... a little bit simple.
I got the salmon salad and the size was just like side salad.
It's kinda disappointing.
The FA was very nice and she even handout a handwriting menu to let us select the meal.
1. Snack basket 11'10"
2. handwriting menu 11'12"
3. Delta Lunch box - tofu with rice 11'25"
4. Delta Lunch box - Salmon Salad 11'37"

Despite you can see the menu in the video which shows broccoli, carrot, and mushroom in this grain bowl, we did not see or get any of them it when eating it.

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Old Apr 9, 22, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by IggySD View Post
Sadly dark chocolate though. The caramel / light chocolate ones in the before times were far superior. Has anyone complained about the downgrade in the least consequential thread yet?
I've seen the milk chocolate and caramel ones too lately. They're all good.
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Old Apr 9, 22, 4:04 pm
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Originally Posted by pigx5 View Post
Travel with Delta from LGA-ATL-GUA in March and was upgraded to first from ATL to GUA.
We were excited about the news that Delta would bring back the normal F meal service.
Turned out, we still received the Delta COVID lunch boxes.
My husband CP got the tofu meal which was ..... a little bit simple.
I got the salmon salad and the size was just like side salad.
It's kinda disappointing.
The FA was very nice and she even handout a handwriting menu to let us select the meal.
1. Snack basket 11'10"
2. handwriting menu 11'12"
3. Delta Lunch box - tofu with rice 11'25"
4. Delta Lunch box - Salmon Salad 11'37"
https://youtu.be/27yVs9HLUhA

Despite you can see the menu in the video which shows broccoli, carrot, and mushroom in this grain bowl, we did not see or get any of them it when eating it.
Same Covid boxes on FLL-MSP today. Real meals were served reverse route the other day. Maybe trying to wean down the inventory of meal boxes??? 😳
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Old Apr 9, 22, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876 View Post
EWW! As Iíve said before, these are AWFUL and no one should eat them. Iíve had to take one for the team and clean out the basket of all of them before so other passengers wouldnít have to endure them. Anyone who takes them by mistake, Iíll happily take them off your hands so you donít suffer.
youíre still not sick of them!??? Also may I ask if youíre a person of size?
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Old Apr 9, 22, 4:17 pm
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Originally Posted by GagaPilot View Post
Just wrapped up a 6 segment international trip, and overall I was satisfied with all the meals on the trip, except the final meal on the last segment, SEA-ANC. By far the worst meal and worst crew of the entire trip.

Choices were a Beef Brisket, Roasted Chicken, or Risotto with Brussels Sprouts.

I chose the risotto, and my husband chose the brisket. Both were inedible. My risotto was extremely dry, had more of a taste/texture of oatmeal, and the pumpkin was an odd addition. The Brussels sprouts were OK. Honestly a plate of them wouldíve been better. The cheesecake was warm and soggy.

My husbandís brisket was dry and way over cooked. We had excellent brisket on one of our D1 flights and this was horrid in comparison.

The flight crew was ATL based and the flight leader performed the worst service in F Iíve seen since service resumed. No description of the dishes other than ďbeef, chicken, or risotto.Ē Also every passenger was met with a ďAny food for you?Ē Eye rolls and sighs when each passenger replied yes.

Bottom line this crew was obviously burnt out and having a bad day. It didnít help one F passenger boarded the plane obviously way too intoxicated to fly, and I was shocked we didnít go back to the gate. About halfway in the flight he was removed from F and sent back to Y.

One refill of drinks offered, but no water passes or snack basket. Having had good service on the other five segments I can overlook this one and let it go, but if this was someoneís first or rare F experience, it was an absolute embarrassment.


dang!! I mentioned this above but an FA told me itís impossible for the crew to overcook because the oven has 3 buttons and you donít pick temperature or time or anything and all meals are 20 minutesÖ. I questioned it because my pappardelle was burnt and dry and no sauce but slmeone else on here got a perfect one that looks 100 times better
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Old Apr 9, 22, 5:04 pm
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Was surprised and delighted with the meal I received in Delta One tonight on my JFK-SFO flight. A generous portion of short rib meat, green beans and mashed sweet potatoes, plus a decent cheesecake for dessert. The roll was the only weak item (and the mediocre chardonnay but that's to be expected). Much better than UA and AS.
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Old Apr 9, 22, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Keith2004 View Post

ATL-PTY 4/7 Quiche was pretty good. Glad to see hot meals back.
Bagel + doughy quiche shell = why? Now, if it were a Spanish tortilla, then sure!

This reminded me - on a less egregious scale - of a popular "sandwich" at Japanese convenience stores: a hot dog bun stuffed with fried noodles.
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Old Apr 10, 22, 8:18 am
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ATL-TUS my first domestic DL since I abandoned for AA. Expected hot meal, was offered Sad Box. Declined Sad Box and hoped for Michel et Augustin cookies in the snack basket.... no cookies. Fortunately SC food in both DCA and ATL was pretty good so I didn't starve.
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Old Apr 10, 22, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by NotHamSarnie View Post
ATL-TUS my first domestic DL since I abandoned for AA. Expected hot meal, was offered Sad Box. Declined Sad Box and hoped for Michel et Augustin cookies in the snack basket.... no cookies. Fortunately SC food in both DCA and ATL was pretty good so I didn't starve.

Makes me wish the SC pre-package stuff was still available to take in-flight. Those roll-ups were ideal
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Old Apr 10, 22, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by NotHamSarnie View Post
ATL-TUS my first domestic DL since I abandoned for AA. Expected hot meal, was offered Sad Box. Declined Sad Box and hoped for Michel et Augustin cookies in the snack basket.... no cookies. Fortunately SC food in both DCA and ATL was pretty good so I didn't starve.
If I recall correctly, I believe Tuscon, El Paso, and Albuquerque previously did not allow for ANY special meals when departing from those locations (why, I do not know). I wonder if this has something to do with it?

https://pro.delta.com/content/agency...s--spml-.html#
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Old Apr 10, 22, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by Tedgrrrr View Post
youíre still not sick of them!??? Also may I ask if youíre a person of size?

uh,

I'm just going to pretend you didn't ask me that and follow up with the "eek" face emoji...
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Old Apr 10, 22, 12:57 pm
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I really hope they could just serve the regular F meals on all routes as soon as possible.
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Old Apr 10, 22, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876 View Post
If I recall correctly, I believe Tuscon, El Paso, and Albuquerque previously did not allow for ANY special meals when departing from those locations (why, I do not know). I wonder if this has something to do with it?

https://pro.delta.com/content/agency...s--spml-.html#
In regards to ABQ, it is that the airport doesn't have a flight catering facility. The Applebee's or equivalent in the terminal does the First Class meals and swaps the carts out via going down the concourse and through the jetways. TUS may be similar situation. PHX though, no idea..
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