Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles
Reload this Page >

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

Old Jan 1, 2022, 8:32 pm
FlyerTalk Forums Expert How-Tos and Guides
Last edit by: xliioper
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

Click here for the 2017 version of this thread.

Click here for the 2018/2019 version of this thread.

Click Here for the 2020 (Prior to COVID) Version of this thread

2020/Early 2021 - COVID Inflight Version of this Thread

​​​​Click Here for the 2021 Version of this thread

Print Wikipost

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

Old Feb 5, 2022, 7:34 am
  #121  
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Programs: Delta DM, Hyatt Globalist
Posts: 61
Anyone know if you are in F with a boxed meal, can you also ask for a snack box in addition to the “meal” box?
FlyingPants is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2022, 9:19 am
  #122  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3,097
Originally Posted by ATLintheair
Could the china get anymore generic? I know we're not going to see fancy like back in the day, but even some textural molding/embossing (UA has a pattern on certain pieces) can add a touch of visual appeal at minimal cost. This looks like it came out of the bargain bin at the restaurant supply house. I get it, it's a minor nit to pick, but it all goes to general trends.
please proceed directly to Hall of Rants: Whats the Most Random and Pathetic Thing You Can Complain About?

do not pass go, do not collect $200
WillBarrett_68 is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2022, 9:21 am
  #123  
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 3,097
Originally Posted by FlyingPants
Anyone know if you are in F with a boxed meal, can you also ask for a snack box in addition to the “meal” box?
of course you can ask.

just like you can ask for a porsche pickup.
Scratchstar likes this.
WillBarrett_68 is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2022, 9:27 am
  #124  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 23,445
Originally Posted by FlyingPants
Anyone know if you are in F with a boxed meal, can you also ask for a snack box in addition to the “meal” box?
I've seen reports both ways. On my last flight, someone asked for a snack box instead of the meal box and was flatly turned down.
xliioper is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2022, 3:01 pm
  #125  
In memoriam
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Programs: DL 2MM, AA MM, DL Sky Club Life, AA Admirals Club Life, Hilton Gold Life
Posts: 1,732
Originally Posted by xliioper
I've seen reports both ways. On my last flight, someone asked for a snack box instead of the meal box and was flatly turned down.
a snack box has value, a meal box has no value
Lomapaseo is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2022, 5:03 pm
  #126  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Danville, CA, USA;
Programs: UA 1MM, AS MVP, WN CP, Marriott LT Plat, Hilton Gold, IC Plat
Posts: 15,926
What can we expect JFK-SFO in economy? Anything beyond snack boxes?

All those photos look great but I assume the plated meals with silver are from F.
Boraxo is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2022, 6:38 pm
  #127  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 23,445
Originally Posted by Boraxo
What can we expect JFK-SFO in economy? Anything beyond snack boxes?

All those photos look great but I assume the plated meals with silver are from F.
Snack boxes for purchase
xliioper is offline  
Old Feb 5, 2022, 9:45 pm
  #128  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: ANC
Programs: DL DM
Posts: 1,957
Just finished a 6 segment trip in F. Mostly the same cold box choices we have been seeing over the past few months. Just posting a datapoint in case anyone is interested:

ANC-MSP: Prosciutto sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, or ancient grain box. I chose the prosciutto sandwich and it came with chips and a cookie. The sandwich itself was tasty, but still overall too much bread compared to meat/cheese ratio. Attentive FAs, seemed to be offering refills frequently, but I fortunately fell asleep soon after eating and slept all the way until the 10,000 ft ding descending into MSP!

MSP-ATL: Banana bread, charcuterie plate, or coconut chia oatmeal (cold overnight oats style). I went with the oatmeal as I normally am a fan of overnight oats, but honestly this had no flavor. I mostly just picked at the peaches and blueberries it was served with. I wish I had gone with the banana bread, as I have had it on another flight and quite liked it! Probably the best FA's of the trip. Kept everyone's drinks filled and genuinely seemed to enjoy providing service.

ATL-ECP: Short flight, less than 45 minutes once airborne. Happy to see a full beverage service in F and a snack basket was offered. The flight leader seemed to be training a new FA and was teaching good habits/service skills.

ECP-ATL: Again another full beverage service in F, but no snack basket this time. FAs seemed very disinterested.

ATL-MSP: Smoked salmon salad, turkey sandwich, or teriyaki grain bowl. I tried the salmon salad, and while it was tasty, I struggle to actually call it a "salad." It was a very small portion of salmon, an even smaller portion of lettuce, but tons of tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, and potatoes. Oh, and there was half a boiled egg in there too. Overall just a hodgepodge of small bites. The best thing about the box was the pumpkin bread. Very unmotivated ATL based FAs. The flight leader looked at my seat mate and myself and said "You guys want lunch?" No refills offered despite intentionally displaying my empty cup prominently.

MSP-ANC: Same menu as the outbound (prosciutto sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, or ancient grain bowl). Tried the chicken salad sandwich this time and it was my least favorite meal of the entire trip. Rock hard bread, and a very unpleasant tasting and liquidy chicken salad. Attentive FAs that kept glasses filled, frequent water runs, and two passes of the snack basket on the 6 hour flight. They would have had my vote for best crew except they were too overzealous with the masks, and actually suggested people keep them on while eating and simply lift for each bite. Give me a break.

I am happy to see hot meals returning next month, and my next planned DL flights aren't until late March and early April, so keeping fingers crossed things will be rolled out by then. Overall I would be fine with seeing the cold boxes stick around on late night redeyes that don't typically receive a meal service (such as SEA-ATL, etc). But for flights during "meal times" hot items will certainly be a welcome change.
GagaPilot is offline  
Old Feb 7, 2022, 6:17 am
  #129  
In Memoriam, FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Durham, NC (RDU/GSO/CLT)
Programs: AA EXP/MM, DL GM, UA Platinum, HH DIA, Hyatt Explorist, IHG Platinum, Marriott Titanium, Hertz PC
Posts: 33,857
JFK-ATL is currently snack basket only. I wonder if meals will come back to this route.



The FA insisted on arranging it for me so I could get a better picture.
CMK10 is offline  
Old Feb 7, 2022, 6:47 am
  #130  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 23,445
Originally Posted by CMK10
JFK-ATL is currently snack basket only. I wonder if meals will come back to this route.

The FA insisted on arranging it for me so I could get a better picture.
As a hub-to-hub route, I would think it's pretty far back on the priority list. I would guess a route like BOS-ORD would be more likely given the more competitive environment.
xliioper is offline  
Old Feb 7, 2022, 7:06 am
  #131  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Southern California
Programs: United MileagePlus Premier 1K, Delta SkyMiles Diamond Medallion
Posts: 1,166
Originally Posted by GagaPilot
They would have had my vote for best crew except they were too overzealous with the masks, and actually suggested people keep them on while eating and simply lift for each bite. Give me a break.
yep in my experience, DL fa’s are far more stringent on the masks than UA…. You’ll more likely have something said to you if you let it slip off for a few minutes on DL, whereas UA can definitely be more chill.
also, same experience with the DL fa’s, with their take it or leave it attitude. Don’t comprehend why though…
unitedbusiness is offline  
Old Feb 7, 2022, 7:11 am
  #132  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Programs: DL; AA; UA; CO; LHLX; NZ; QR; EK; BA
Posts: 7,494
Delta One menu card and QR code

Started this month, the new Delta One menu card..QR code leads to more detailed descriptions of the soup, salad, and drinks selection…the two other pre-order-only main course items are not listed here (since they are not available to order on board) but are still available for pre-order up to 24 hours before the flight).

dw likes this.
ClipperDelta is online now  
Old Feb 7, 2022, 2:58 pm
  #133  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NYC
Programs: Delta DM/2MM, Flying Blue Gold, Hertz Platinum
Posts: 1,936
Originally Posted by ClipperDelta
Started this month, the new Delta One menu card..QR code leads to more detailed descriptions of the soup, salad, and drinks selection…the two other pre-order-only main course items are not listed here (since they are not available to order on board) but are still available for pre-order up to 24 hours before the flight).

Big improvement, but I'm wondering why they still can't select wines and have them on even the digital menu. "Red wine" and "white wine" are ridiculous.
ijgordon likes this.
orlandodlplat is offline  
Old Feb 7, 2022, 4:09 pm
  #134  
dw
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: NYC/LA
Programs: DL Plat, AA Plat Pro, Marriott Titanium, IHG Diamond Amb
Posts: 7,870
Originally Posted by ATLintheair
Could the china get anymore generic? I know we're not going to see fancy like back in the day, but even some textural molding/embossing (UA has a pattern on certain pieces) can add a touch of visual appeal at minimal cost. This looks like it came out of the bargain bin at the restaurant supply house. I get it, it's a minor nit to pick, but it all goes to general trends.
It also sticks out how the dinnerware doesn’t really fit on the tray anymore.
dw is online now  
Old Feb 7, 2022, 7:34 pm
  #135  
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 26
Is premium select still getting economy meals? Or are they actually nice like delta one again? Specifically long haul to asia like DTW->ICN or something.
addicoe is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.