Delta is Rolling Out Three Course Meals and Bubbly Wine in Economy


delta three course meals in economy

Delta is Rolling Out Three Course Meals and Bubbly Wine in Economy

Air travel seems like it’s getting worse every year. Yes, you can travel in luxury when you booking award flights in Business or First class, but for everyone else who has to travel in Economy, things usually get worse. There’s shrinking seats, no checked luggage on some airlines, less services usually etc.. But Delta is testing out a surprising service that could reverse that trend.

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Delta Testing Three Course Meals in Economy

Passengers flying Delta between Portland, Oregon and Tokyo, Japan will be part of a testing period that will bring three-course meals to economy passengers. Yes, the airline is testing out a new restaurant experience in the main cabin.

Before the meal passengers will receive ‘welcome bubbles’, which includes a choice of three Bellinis or a sparkling soft drink.

Then each passenger is handed a printed menu detailing their choices with dishes that include a quinoa salad, a main course of pasta with cauliflower in a cream sauce and a dessert of Häagen-Dazs ice cream.

Each course is served separately. Instead of small, microwaved metal tins, with separate sections for each course, meals are served on white dishes with white cloth napkins. There is still plastic cutlery, but not the cheap ones that could break any time.


If the tests are successful, Delta could roll out the meal service to other long-haul international flights by the end of the year. This would be a welcome upgrade that would make flying in Economy more bearable.

HT: Chicago Tribune

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  1. I would expect that this would quickly turn into a buy-up premium meal offering for Y and the standard meal for Y+

  2. Why airlines are so averse to offering reasonable options for the majority of their paying customers is a mystery to me. Then again, people who believe treating their largest segment of travelers like cattle probably just assume that those people have the same sense of aesthetics as cattle.


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