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

Old Jan 1, 2022, 8:32 pm
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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 28, 2022, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by bmh3s
Just realized first time since late 2019 traveling intercontinental with the kids next week that kids meals are gone (our girls were probably only D1 passengers who enjoyed the chicken nuggets anyway!). I've had the first 3, but haven't seen reviews/pics of the Charred Lamb Chops (several reviews of the lamb shank; but didn't see any of "charred lamb chops") or Poached Georgia Coastal Shrimp---anyone had these last two or have a pic they could share?

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My kids never liked the 'kids meals' either... what we've done is we order a selection between the four of us (me, dad, 2 kids) and then let them have first choice once they come out.

My kids might also be one of like.. 3 people who like the impossible burrito.
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Old Jul 28, 2022, 5:51 pm
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DL1039 ATL-LAS, 7/28/2022, FEBO not observed, pre-ordered the Fox Bros BBQ Short Rib.


This meal was fantastic. Everything was very tasty and the short rib especially was juicy and very tender. Spectacular job on this one. Good FA too proactively offering refills throughout the meal.
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Old Jul 28, 2022, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by coke cans and winglets

DL1039 ATL-LAS, 7/28/2022, FEBO not observed, pre-ordered the Fox Bros BBQ Short Rib.


This meal was fantastic. Everything was very tasty and the short rib especially was juicy and very tender. Spectacular job on this one. Good FA too proactively offering refills throughout the meal.
I just had the same entree and salad out of FLL, and while not called Fox Bros, it was awesome! And that salad with the dressing was splendid. Very impressive!
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Old Jul 29, 2022, 12:24 am
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Heres a couple of meals from a recent trip:

ATL-MSP
A321
Impossible Burger

I have had the Impossible Burger on a previous trip with a different preparation and quite liked it. This one, not so much. Very dry and not much flavor. The chickpea salad, as others have mentioned, was quite odd. Other choices were a chicken salad with eggs and olives, as well as a shrimp salad with poblano peppers. Next time, Ill opt for for one of the salads.


MSP-ANC
737-900
Braised Beef Short Rib

This meal was great! I have had short ribs before on DL, and they continue to be great. The polenta was awesome too, as well as the mango mousse cheesecake. 10/10 on this meal. Other options were a shrimp poke bowl or impossible burrito.

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Old Jul 29, 2022, 7:21 am
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Just booked a DTW-LAX flight next week. An 8 pm departure and it is showing dinner as the meal. Should I expect a hot meal and is there a pre-ordering option? I don't see the option when I look at my booking on line.

Thanks!
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Old Jul 29, 2022, 7:49 am
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The salad looks delicious on that Short Rib meal.
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Old Jul 31, 2022, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by NotHamSarnie
The salad looks delicious on that Short Rib meal.
That salad is amazing. The dressing is some type of watermelon citrus dressing...really tasty. Delta impressed me with this meal. The only downer to me was the dessert...not a fan of the mango coconut mousse thing.
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Old Jul 31, 2022, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by PresRDC
Just booked a DTW-LAX flight next week. An 8 pm departure and it is showing dinner as the meal. Should I expect a hot meal and is there a pre-ordering option? I don't see the option when I look at my booking on line.

Thanks!
Yes, that route should have a hot meal. There will be a pre order option eventually and if Im not mistaken that usually comes up 1 week prior to departure. Have a nice flight!
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Old Jul 31, 2022, 4:35 pm
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What is the timing of the meal on an international ATL-ICN flight that leaves around midnight? Is "dinner" served around 2AM?
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Old Jul 31, 2022, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by coke cans and winglets
Yes, that route should have a hot meal. There will be a pre order option eventually and if Im not mistaken that usually comes up 1 week prior to departure. Have a nice flight!
Thanks. I'm looking forward to the flight. I'm well within a week of my travel date and see no indication under my reservation on Delta.com that there is a pre-order option. I can order a special meal, but that's it. No e-mail from Delta either. Am I just not looking in the right place?
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Old Jul 31, 2022, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by PresRDC
Thanks. I'm looking forward to the flight. I'm well within a week of my travel date and see no indication under my reservation on Delta.com that there is a pre-order option. I can order a special meal, but that's it. No e-mail from Delta either. Am I just not looking in the right place?
Try to find out details of the choices first (in this thread, for example), then call DL and ask to make your choice. I suggest researching the options in advance since you're unlikely to get details beyond chicken/beef/fish/pasta when you call unless you insist and have a particularly good agent.
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Old Aug 1, 2022, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by NotHamSarnie
The salad looks delicious on that Short Rib meal.
I agree, it does look particularly delicious.
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Old Aug 1, 2022, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist
Try to find out details of the choices first (in this thread, for example), then call DL and ask to make your choice. I suggest researching the options in advance since you're unlikely to get details beyond chicken/beef/fish/pasta when you call unless you insist and have a particularly good agent.
Thanks! So, interestingly, I realized I hadn't looked up my reservation through the app (only was looking through the website). Sure enough, the choice option appeared when I opened my reservation. There is a photo of the meal I chose on this thread, so we are all good.

Appreciate it!
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Old Aug 1, 2022, 2:59 pm
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I may have missed it, has DL re-enabled pre-order for domestic flights?
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Old Aug 1, 2022, 3:21 pm
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Yes, they have.
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