Back in December, we wrote about how Delta Was Testing Complimentary Main Cabin Meals on Transcon Flights, and then we found out that Delta Was Adding Main Cabin Meals on Transcon Flights but it gets even better.
Not only is Delta adding meals just on their transcontinental flights between New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco, they are adding them on several other long-haul domestic routes.
As mentioned previously,
Starting March 1, 2017 Delta will be adding complimentary meals in their Main Cabin on Transcontinental flights between New York (JFK) to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
- Delta will be adding meals for Main Cabin Passengers and as well as Comfort+ passengers.
- Passengers will be able to choose from one of three meal choices, including a vegetarian option
- Similar to their other flights with meals, passengers will be able to request special meals
- With these no options, Flight Fuel will be discontinued onboard Transcon flights
In addition, starling April 24, 2017, Delta will expand their complimentary meals in their Main Cabin to 10 other long-haul domestic routes from to/from four major markets including New York (JFK), Boston, Washington DC (DCA) and Seattle (SEA).
Beginning March 1, Delta will offer complimentary meals in the Main Cabin on flights between JFK and LAX/SFO. On April 24, the airline will expand complimentary meals to 10 other major domestic markets from Seattle, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. including BOS-SFO, BOS-LAX, BOS-SEA, DCA-LAX, JFK-PDX, JFK-SAN, JFK-SEA, SEA-FLL, SEA-MCO and SEA-RDU.
Delta’s new meal program will feature a variety of options for customers depending on the time of day of their flight. In the morning, customers will have the option to choose between a Honey Maple Breakfast Sandwich, Luvo Breakfast Medley or fruit and cheese plate. During the day, customers will be able to select from a Mesquite-Smoked Turkey Combo, Luvo Mediterranean Whole Grain Veggie Wrap, or fruit and cheese plate. For overnight flights, customers will be offered a breakfast bar during the pre-arrival beverage service.
As there’s a lot of competition on the transcontinental routes between New York and LAX/SFO with Delta, United, American, JetBlue and Virgin America trying to win business, this seems like a natural move for Delta to really differentiate themselves from the competition.
However, they’re taking it a step further and adding complimentary meals on other long-haul routes including their new DCA-LAX route, which just so happens to commence on April 24, 2017 as well.
Adding Main Cabin meals on these routes is a great start, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more markets continue to be added. It’s interesting to note, that with this launch, no routes to/from Atlanta are being offered.
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