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:
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