Delta to introduce free Main Cabin meals in cross-country flights

Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

deltaDelta Airlines will soon start offering free meals to passengers in the main cabin on some of its cross-country flights.


The service will start from March 1. The Atlanta based carrier will serve complimentary meals in the main cabin on flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport as well as Francisco International Airport.


Starting April 24, the airline will expand the free meals to all passengers on flights between Boston and SFO, Boston and LAX, Boston and Seattle, and many more.


Delta said its new meal program will feature different options for customers. However, those options will depend on the time of day passengers are flying.


In the morning, customers will be able to choose from a Honey Maple Breakfast Sandwich, a Luvo Breakfast Medley or a simple fruit and cheese plate. During the daytime, passengers will be able to select a Mesquite-Smoked Turkey Combo, a Luvo Mediterranean Whole Grain Veggie Wrap or the fruit and cheese plate.


Meanwhile, overnight fliers will be offered a breakfast bar during the pre-arrival beverage service.


This enhancement is part of Delta’s ongoing multi-million dollar investment in the on-board customer experience that includes upgraded Main Cabin snacks, enhanced blankets, refreshed Flight Fuel food-for-purchase options and free in-flight entertainment. Main Cabin customers on long-haul international flights are also treated to complimentary beer wine and spirits and sleep kits.


The airline credited a test conducted late last year for the soon-to come improvement.


Delta’s senior vice president of in-flight service Allison Ausband in a statement that, they want their Main Cabin experience to be the best by offering their customers free, high-quality meal and giving them a world class experience.


Airlines have been beefing up their inflight offerings to woo fliers. Low oil prices allowed airlines to expand their route offerings in the last few years, which has created more competition.


Thursday’s announcement comes just one day after Delta released the latest version of its Fly Delta app featuring integrated wayfinding maps for 20 major airports around the world.

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