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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 21, 22, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by jewree View Post
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?)

Thanks!
In the before-times you could call/chat and an agent could enter the selection for you. Don't know if that's still the case (and even if they still have the capability, the current crop of CS may not be knowledgeable/willing...)
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Old Jun 21, 22, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by No1racer View Post
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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Old Jun 21, 22, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by ClipperDelta View Post
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

That Bloody Mary looks mighty tasty!
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Old Jun 21, 22, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jewree View Post
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?)

Thanks!
In the past, I've had good luck with calling DL to select my main course. However, I'd rather first see all the detailed descriptions of various choices and not just pick beef vs fish.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
In the before-times you could call/chat and an agent could enter the selection for you. Don't know if that's still the case (and even if they still have the capability, the current crop of CS may not be knowledgeable/willing...)
Yeah, I tried this ... they only knew about requesting a special meal (e.g. kosher, lacto-ovo,etc).
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Old Jun 22, 22, 11:15 am
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On my most recent trip, I had to find the meal selection link myself on the app or website. I didn't get the invitation to pick a main course email as I had in the past.

It also surprised me that I still had the link to change my selection as departure approached, well after T-24. It didn't work that way previously.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 3:42 pm
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Unexpected Y meal STL-SLC on 6/20 (previous trips I feel like this route was just the snack basket). Choice of two cold meals: italian sandwich and curry chicken salad (pictured). The chicken salad was really good, paired well with the crackers. I hate arugula, so that all got left aside, but the fruit was good.

Asked for a Tip Top Old Fashioned, which is what I usually do - FA brought me a Bee's Knees instead, which I was didn't know was an option! I think I still prefer the Old Fashioned, though.




Does anyone know the brand of those little bags of graham crackers in the snack basket? They've kinda grown on me...
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Old Jun 22, 22, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
On my most recent trip, I had to find the meal selection link myself on the app or website. I didn't get the invitation to pick a main course email as I had in the past.

It also surprised me that I still had the link to change my selection as departure approached, well after T-24. It didn't work that way previously.
Where did you find the link? I've looked on both the app & website, but am not seeing it...
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Old Jun 22, 22, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by atrich View Post
Unexpected Y meal STL-SLC on 6/20 (previous trips I feel like this route was just the snack basket). Choice of two cold meals: italian sandwich and curry chicken salad (pictured). The chicken salad was really good, paired well with the crackers. I hate arugula, so that all got left aside, but the fruit was good.

Asked for a Tip Top Old Fashioned, which is what I usually do - FA brought me a Bee's Knees instead, which I was didn't know was an option! I think I still prefer the Old Fashioned, though.




Does anyone know the brand of those little bags of graham crackers in the snack basket? They've kinda grown on me...
Given that the mask mandate has been gone for nearly 6 weeks, I do wonder how long we will continue seeing these boxes that state masks are required & to put them on after finishing the meal?
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Old Jun 22, 22, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by txrus View Post
Given that the mask mandate has been gone for nearly 6 weeks, I do wonder how long we will continue seeing these boxes that state masks are required & to put them on after finishing the meal?
*waits for the "until they run out of them" comment...*
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Old Jun 22, 22, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by txrus View Post
Where did you find the link? I've looked on both the app & website, but am not seeing it...
I'm not sure now. I had been looking first for the email and then for the link. I was able to order my meals about 48 hours before departure.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 4:42 pm
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I've been receiving an email invitation 7 days pretty much to the minute prior to departure for the past 3 published meal flights.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by dcadwell View Post
*waits for the "until they run out of them" comment...*
Yes, I know, but it begs the question-how big is their supply that they haven't run out yet?
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Old Jun 22, 22, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by txrus View Post
Yes, I know, but it begs the question-how big is their supply that they haven't run out yet?
I don't disagree; more said jokingly than anything else.
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Old Jun 22, 22, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by atrich View Post
Asked for a Tip Top Old Fashioned, which is what I usually do - FA brought me a Bee's Knees instead, which I was didn't know was an option! I think I still prefer the Old Fashioned, though.
Wow, I had no idea they even offered that. I am a big fan of gin and lemons and have been impressed so far with Tip Top so will definitely be asking for this the next time I fly. Thanks for sharing!
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