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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 Jun 19, 22, 3:57 pm
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On the HNL flights, the chicken and crabcake choices also sound tropical. The breakfast fruit looks excellent.
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Old Jun 19, 22, 9:45 pm
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I took two short haul flights today. First time in a few months…. What happened to all the soda products in coach? Even Comfort+ was told they would have beer only and no wine…. I get that there are supply chain issues, but they should be able to get Coca Cola or Red Blends.
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Old Jun 19, 22, 10:00 pm
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I don't normally fly DL, but snapped some meal photos.

DL2523 SEA-SNA (A220) - Beef Brisket

This was actually pretty good for an airplane meal. Salad was really dry, but there was enough fat on the brisket to have some flavor. Cornbread was mush. The blackberry dessert bar was quite good. I'd give it a solid 7/10. Better than what's served up front in UA or AS.
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DL 2557 SNA-SEA (A220) -- Chicken Sausage Quiche

This was ... okay I guess. The crust was totally soggy. Croissant is probably on par with the jumbo packs at Costco. I'd give it maybe a 4/10. This was the only hot option offered -- the alternatives weren't much better though (ham and cheese plate or chia pudding).
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Old Jun 19, 22, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by cfabar1 View Post
I took two short haul flights today. First time in a few months…. What happened to all the soda products in coach? Even Comfort+ was told they would have beer only and no wine…. I get that there are supply chain issues, but they should be able to get Coca Cola or Red Blends.
anything under 500 in coach/main doesn’t get soda now
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Old Jun 20, 22, 7:27 pm
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Any comments on the Gemelli Pasta, Southwest Grain Bowl or Pastrami Sandwich ex JFK on D1? I've already had the impossible meatballs twice (and like them) but this menu seems to have been around for several months.
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Old Jun 20, 22, 7:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876 View Post
anything under 500 in coach/main doesn’t get soda now
Main Cabin has never received soda or alcohol for sale on routes under 500 miles, even pre-Covid. C+ is technically offered all drinks at 250+ but I think FAs are told to only offer beer/wine with other options by special request.

Flight notes for 250-500 mile C+ routes state: “On your flight, enjoy complimentary Starbucks® coffee and Dasani® bottled water or other alcoholic beverage selections such as beer, wine and spirits.”
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Old Jun 21, 22, 8:32 am
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PVD-MSP DAL2903 - FEBO observed. Plastic PDB's. 3 choices of Sad Boxes available. Went with the Chicken Salad Sandwich. Not great but got the job done. Drinks during the flight were served in glassware.
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Old Jun 21, 22, 9:16 am
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What choices are in the breakfast sad boxes? I have an ABQ-ATL in F coming up in a couple weeks.
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Old Jun 21, 22, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by AZ_MISMAN View Post
What choices are in the breakfast sad boxes? I have an ABQ-ATL in F coming up in a couple weeks.
Is it a RON (remain overnight) aircraft?
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Old Jun 21, 22, 9:51 am
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Is it a RON (remain overnight) aircraft?
Yes, it is.
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Old Jun 21, 22, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
Any comments on the Gemelli Pasta, Southwest Grain Bowl or Pastrami Sandwich ex JFK on D1? I've already had the impossible meatballs twice (and like them) but this menu seems to have been around for several months.
Had the pasta a few days ago on JFK-SAN (domestic First) and it was ok, not great. Portion was huge, came with peas and butternut squash in a cheese sauce

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JFK-Europe D1 June 2022

The fish dish currently for JFK-Europe is a seared branzino (was the fish mixed grill of salmon, swordfish and monkfish previously):


Served with saffron basmati rice, cherry tomatoes and green asparagus. Available only as a pre-order. Overall very substantial and quite tasty.

Breakfast was either a quiche or the overnight oats and mixed berries on the side:

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Old Jun 21, 22, 1:07 pm
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That does look good, but was the TATL dinner served all at once on the tray? On my two recent TATL flights, the tray came with bread, soup, and appetizer (east) or bread, soup, and salad (west). The FAs served the main course a bit later, placing it onto the tray. I slept through breakfast in favor of a lounge breakfast upon arrival.
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Delta app loads blank page for entree selection

I'm flying SFO-BOS in a few days in First, and the app has a button to select my entree ... but when I click it, it loads a blank page. I've tried rebooting, etc. Anyone else ever seen this? Is there a way to reserve an entree other than the app (I don't see it on website anywhere?)

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Old Jun 21, 22, 5:02 pm
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Boxes Confirmed as of Late May

Originally Posted by AZ_MISMAN View Post
What choices are in the breakfast sad boxes? I have an ABQ-ATL in F coming up in a couple weeks.
Originally Posted by DLASflyer View Post
Is it a RON (remain overnight) aircraft?
Yes, I can confirm the boxes for both directions. During my flight on Memorial Day (Monday), the choices we had were:
- Chia / oatmeal box
- Cheese plate box (what I chose; packaged, not fresh)
- Banana bread box

I hope this helps!

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