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

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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 Jul 20, 2022, 12:31 pm
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BOS-RSW on 30 June. Choice of salmon poke bowl, vegetarian pasta, or Reuben. Since mine was the only upgrade to clear (into 1D), I was the last person to be asked and only the Reuben was left. I was able to deconstruct it and eat only what was appealing. That's a small cup of almonds on the tray along with chocolate mousse cake and a salad. The quality of the salad and the dessert was far better than the Reuben.


BOS-RSW Reuben, 30 June 2022
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Old Jul 20, 2022, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by WileEone
BOS-RSW on 30 June. Choice of salmon poke bowl, vegetarian pasta, or Reuben. Since mine was the only upgrade to clear (into 1D), I was the last person to be asked and only the Reuben was left. I was able to deconstruct it and eat only what was appealing. That's a small cup of almonds on the tray along with chocolate mousse cake and a salad. The quality of the salad and the dessert was far better than the Reuben.
BOS-RSW Reuben, 30 June 2022
That Reuben looks like not a Reuben but a tasty sandwich. Is it not good or do you just not like Reubens since you mentioned only eating what is appealing.
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Old Jul 20, 2022, 1:57 pm
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Received advance meal selection email options for upcoming BOS-MSY and MSY-BOS flights. Both lunch times (BOS used to be before 10, now its just after so guess thats lunch).

GREEN CHILE CHICKEN SALAD
with arugula, brown rice, pico de gallo, black beans, charred corn, roasted poblano peppers, sweet potatoes, cotija cheese and cilantro lime vinaigrette.
Served with a side of spiced pineapple

HARISSA SPICED IMPOSSIBLE BURGER*
with feta cheese and red onion on a brioche bun.
Served with a marinated chickpea salad.

ITALIAN BURRATA
with sliced chicken breast, olives, artichokes, grilled zucchini, tomato salad and basil pesto.
Served with a marinated chickpea salad
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Old Jul 20, 2022, 2:01 pm
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They are really out of control with the harissa impossible burger.
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Old Jul 20, 2022, 2:10 pm
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Has anyone had a transcon D1 where the meal is once again coursed, or are all the flights still suffering from PIAAO* syndrome?

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Old Jul 20, 2022, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K
Has anyone had a transcon D1 where the meal is once again coursed, or are all the flights still suffering from PIAAO* syndrome?

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My D1 from SLC>AMS and FCO>BOS was coursed about four weeks ago. Photos for the SLC>AMS meal:




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Old Jul 20, 2022, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Dawgfan6291
I seriously don't understand why Delta can't come up with either printed menus for domestic or a QR code of some kind.
"Chicken or Beef, you figure it out" is such a crap way to describe things and not premium at all.

damn I hope people on the plane that don't pre-select like "summer vegetables".
reporting back. The salmon was excellent! Moist and cooked to the right point while retaining a nicely roasted surface. The salsa was very flavourful. I was very impressed as Delta catering goes.

But is it normal for the FAs to know absolutely nothing about the wine they are serving? Ours didnt know the country of each bottle, let alone anything about the producer or grape. Makes the whole experience feel decidedly less premium.

There was also no printed menu or QR code provided. So everything was based on what the FAs described to us.
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Old Jul 20, 2022, 4:40 pm
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Choice of the Impossible Burger, green chile chicken salad or Italian Burrata



For a mid afternoon departure this was actually perfect. The cheese and chicken were tasty and the cake was also really good.
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Old Jul 20, 2022, 4:41 pm
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Nice of them to do a cocktail service but Sun Chips and a canned cocktail are well...see Jonah Hill's face for the right reaction.



Choice of the impossible burrito, beef short rib or the shrimp poke bowl. This was good though three shrimp is a little skimpy. Also why a bowl of watermelons? The mango dessert is great at least.
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 1:38 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10
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Nice of them to do a cocktail service but Sun Chips and a canned cocktail are well...see Jonah Hill's face for the right reaction.



Choice of the impossible burrito, beef short rib or the shrimp poke bowl. This was good though three shrimp is a little skimpy. Also why a bowl of watermelons? The mango dessert is great at least.
Had this also. Was hungry ten minutes later. Was also baffled why every other option had a real salad and I got watermelon with sesame seeds?
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10
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Nice of them to do a cocktail service but Sun Chips and a canned cocktail are well...see Jonah Hill's face for the right reaction.



Choice of the impossible burrito, beef short rib or the shrimp poke bowl. This was good though three shrimp is a little skimpy. Also why a bowl of watermelons? The mango dessert is great at least.
hey wait a second, I like sun chips
Originally Posted by USCTrojan83
Had this also. Was hungry ten minutes later. Was also baffled why every other option had a real salad and I got watermelon with sesame seeds?
they are, IMO, trying too hard and spending too little on some of the salad choices.

You could do some awesome things with the watermelon but stuff like this, the chickpea thing, just come up so short.
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by Dawgfan6291
hey wait a second, I like sun chips

they are, IMO, trying too hard and spending too little on some of the salad choices.

You could do some awesome things with the watermelon but stuff like this, the chickpea thing, just come up so short.
Agree to disagree here. These platings are years ahead of pre-covid offerings. Nice, wholesome, and interesting combinations with a focus on health and wellness. I'm going to give Delta praise where its deserved. I don't think I'm alone here, but many FC pax likely visited the club before (and likely will after) a flight. There's food available if you're hungry.
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 9:13 am
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Haven't flown Delta since ... 2005? Ha! Flying Comfort+ BWI-MSP - am I correct there will be no snack provided just drinks/beer/alcohol?
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 9:34 am
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Haven't flown Delta since ... 2005? Ha! Flying Comfort+ BWI-MSP - am I correct there will be no snack provided just drinks/beer/alcohol?
There'll be snacks. Flights over 900 miles get to pick items from "premium" snack basket in C+. They used to have some fresh fruit options in basket pre-Covid, but now it's just pre-packaged stuff. It'll tide you over, but it won't be terribly substantial and you should probably plan on eating a meal before flight.
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by Minnyappleus
Agree to disagree here. These platings are years ahead of pre-covid offerings. Nice, wholesome, and interesting combinations with a focus on health and wellness. I'm going to give Delta praise where its deserved. I don't think I'm alone here, but many FC pax likely visited the club before (and likely will after) a flight. There's food available if you're hungry.
putting some sesame seeds on some watermelon is "nice, wholesome and interesting"?

uh. alright.
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