Delta announced they’ll be bringing back hot first class meals on domestic flights as early as March 1, 2022. Flights over 1,500+ miles will see meals onboard on March 1st, with those over 900 miles returning by the end of April.
Delta is currently offering cold boxed meals on these flights now, so the return of hot first class plated meals comes two years after the carrier slashed onboard catering due to the pandemic. Flights under 900 miles will receive a choice of snack and beverage in the First Class cabin.
We’re continuing to bring back elements of the onboard experience we know our customers have missed. Starting in March, First Class customers on select flights 900 miles or greater will again enjoy hot meals featuring local ingredients and favorite items. Menu highlights include ginger beer-braised osso bucco, wild mushroom ravioli, chicken cacciatore and French bread pizza. Additionally, customers can enjoy barbecue beef short ribs from Atlanta favorite Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q on select flights departing Atlanta. Our desserts will also delight, with sweets like ricotta cheesecake, frozen Greek yogurt with cherry syrup, and a strawberry, rhubarb and pretzel tart (the tart is my favorite!).
Because we know our customers love having more choices, we’re also bringing back four snack options to every flight starting this month. You’ll be able to choose among Biscoff cookies, almonds, Rold Gold pretzels and USDA-certified organic bars from Kate’s Real Food; we’re currently offering their dark chocolate cherry and almond bar.
It’s great to see Delta bringing back hot meals on domestic first class flights, a move that follows American Airlines which has recently started the return of hot meals on flights greater than 3.5 hours.