According to Delta it is, because starting August 8th, Delta will be ending it’s Duty Free Sales program due to lack of demand. (I can’t remember the last time, I’ve bought some duty-free in-flight, can you?)
Here’s a timeline of when their duty free items will be ending over the next few days:
- Caterers have been instructed to cease boarding Duty Free carts and carriers on all flights departing the U.S. after 12:01 AM ET Friday, Aug. 8.
- Flights returning to the United States from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America on Aug. 8 will have Duty Free items onboard. Flight attendants are instructed to not sell these items.
- Caterers in Asia and Interport markets have been instructed to cease boarding Duty Free carts and carriers on all flights departing after 12:01 AM Narita time Saturday, Aug. 9. If you have Duty Free items onboard after this time, please do not sell them.
Personally, I still think even with the duty free prices, a lot of the items are still over-priced, and who wants to hear the flight attendants trying to sell items on red-eye flights to Europe, when all you want to do is try to get some sleep.
Hat Tip: Flyertalk