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Delta still hasnít reintroduced complimentary meals in coach on transcons?

Delta still hasnít reintroduced complimentary meals in coach on transcons?

Old May 21, 23, 11:31 am
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Delta still hasnít reintroduced complimentary meals in coach on transcons?

Approaching peak summer travel 2023, and passengers sitting in Y on 5/6 hour flights flights like BOS to SFO, JFK to LAX, etc still get no meal?
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Old May 21, 23, 11:35 am
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I havenít seen a meal on transcons in Y in probably over 15 years. Even the 7+ hour ATL-ANC doesnít get one unless you are in F.
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Old May 21, 23, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by Adelphos
Approaching peak summer travel 2023, and passengers sitting in Y on 5/6 hour flights flights like BOS to SFO, JFK to LAX, etc still get no meal?
Southern hospitality.
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Old May 21, 23, 11:52 am
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They have buy on board meals.
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Old May 21, 23, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by GagaPilot
I havenít seen a meal on transcons in Y in probably over 15 years. Even the 7+ hour ATL-ANC doesnít get one unless you are in F.
JFK-LAX/SFO (and a few other transcons out of SEA) pre-COVID always had free meals catered for Y (although they werenít hot and usually consisted of a pre-packaged sandwich or a fruit and cheese plate).
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Old May 21, 23, 12:25 pm
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DL probably realized that:

No meal in Y = minimal impact on ticket sales.

Easy cost savings measure.
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Old May 21, 23, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by kavok
DL probably realized that:

No meal in Y = minimal impact on ticket sales.

Easy cost savings measure.
Delta seeks to be a premium carrier - transcon meals was one of the things they led on pre-Covid. Another way the airline is becoming less premium
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Old May 21, 23, 12:31 pm
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It was a nice differentiator for the couple years they had it, IIRC, about 2017 until the start of COVID. Helped me choose them for transcon flights from SFO instead of UA. Wish they’d bring them back.

Given the current demand for flights though, I suspect they figure they don’t need to provide it anymore to help fill seats. Plus now they can basically sell the same thing for $10-12 and people buy it. Unfortunately I suspect this is one of the things that isn’t coming back any time soon.
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If I am in economy, I almost prefer to bring my own food. At least there are no surprises if what they have is terrible (likely) or nothing offered at all. But please, nothing that smells!
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Originally Posted by Adelphos
Delta seeks to be a premium carrier - transcon meals was one of the things they led on pre-Covid. Another way the airline is becoming less premium
There is nothing premium about any US airline.
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Old May 21, 23, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by GagaPilot
I havenít seen a meal on transcons in Y in probably over 15 years. Even the 7+ hour ATL-ANC doesnít get one unless you are in F.
Originally Posted by MCO Flyer
JFK-LAX/SFO (and a few other transcons out of SEA) pre-COVID always had free meals catered for Y (although they werenít hot and usually consisted of a pre-packaged sandwich or a fruit and cheese plate).
Yep this was definitely a thing. RDU - SEA was on the short list although oddly RDU - LAX was not (perhaps due to the competition from AS to SEA but not LAX)
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Old May 21, 23, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by GagaPilot
I havenít seen a meal on transcons in Y in probably over 15 years.
The last time I recall seeing a complimentary meal (even a sandwich) in domestic coach I was flying CO.
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Old May 21, 23, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by DLATL777
There is nothing premium about any US airline.
A national embarrassment.
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Old May 21, 23, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by kale73
The last time I recall seeing a complimentary meal (even a sandwich) in domestic coach I was flying CO.
The last I can remember was the ďLittle Blue BagĒ where one grabbed it after scanning their BP from SLC-ATL circa 2003.
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Originally Posted by GagaPilot
The last I can remember was the ďLittle Blue BagĒ where one grabbed it after scanning their BP from SLC-ATL circa 2003.
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