Delta Airlines To Begin Offering Free Food


By Cooking Panda

Airplane food has been through the ringer over the past few years.

When we were growing up, we remember always keenly looking forward to the bland but somehow still appetizing assortment of snacks airlines used to give out to its passengers — free of charge.

Something changed — just kidding, we know what changed. The financial crisis in 2007 occurred and suddenly airlines were charging exorbitant amounts of money for food that really just didn’t hold the same draw. We started packing snacks, or shelling out too much money at the airport food courts to tide us over before landing.

Now, however, Delta Air Lines has announced that on select routes beginning on March 1, 2017, it will begin serving complimentary fresh meals.

Free food, folks! In the air!

If you live in New York, you’re in luck, because the free food will begin with flights leaving JFK airport to LAX and SFO on March 1.

Next, Delta will begin doling out that complimentary food service to passengers in 10 other major transcontinental markets beginning on April 24.

From Boston to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle; between Washington DCA airport and LAX; between New York JFK and Portland, Oregon, San Diego, and Seattle; and on flights between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, you’ll be able to chow down on some sweet, free flight food.


If you’re flying Delta in the morning, Travel and Leisure reports that you will get your choice between a honey maple breakfast sandwich, a continental breakfast, or a fruit and cheese plate.

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Flying during the day? Then you select between a mesquite-smoked turkey combinations, a Luvo Mediterranean whole-grain veggie wrap, or once again, a classic fruit and cheese plate.

The menu is also slated to focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, and refresh regularly for all 12 routes.

Source: Travel and Leisure / Photo Credit: Leslie/Instagram

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