Delta backtracks on @Delta Twitter statement on “round the clock” meal times for 1st class flights!

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Oppsseee – This was NOT official it seems 🙁

Sorry for not posting this sooner as I had this in my que then it somehow it just got lost. You may or may not recall this post from the end of January this year where there was some really great news that, at last, Delta was dumping some of the must frustrating and stupid rules when it comes to food and meals. But now @Delta (the official corporate Twitter page for Delta) has backtracked on what was posted above despite apparently reaching out to “OnBoard Service and InFlight leadership team”. We now know:

Delta tells reader TIM that “round the clock” meals was wrong!

So we are back to what we had before as the rules based on flight times. So the only real change ends up being a minor tweak in miles on medium flight down from 1499 to now 1399 as the mark before a “full meal” is served. This makes it a much less impressive change compared to what we had been told.

At least we still have this month Delta testing pre-ording Delta One meals and we hope it will extend to all of Delta’s 1st class domestic meals as well, as was also promised last year in March.

I am still always amazed what a mix of just when or how far or what time etc. Delta chooses to offer a snack basket or a meal or a “full” meal. Compare this to KLM that even on a 1-ish hour flight that in business almost always provides some kind of small personal meal (even if it is not all that great).

Anyway, my apologies again for not realizing this update never went “live” but now you know. – Rene





  1. So, how come KLM and Air France can serve a meal in intra-Europe business-class flights of 60 minutes but Delta can’t serve a meal within first-class — theoretically, higher than business-class — on flights of equal or more duration? I get that many people have already ate and food would be wasted. This is where Delta needs to roll out pre-ordering of meals and allow me to eat at 10 a.m. on ATL-MSP if I so choose. It would be a great “perk” to afford those who actually buy domestic first-class.

  2. A perfect example is today I flew Flint-Atlanta, Atlanta-Detroit and Detroit-Tokyo. I was flying on a paid domestic first-class/international business-class ticket. No meal service was offered on Flint-Atlanta or Atlanta-Minneapolis. I was starving by the time the Detroit-Tokyo flight came around, as my connections meant no time to visit the Sky Club for breakfast. I would have been satisfied with yogurt and granola.

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