Delta announces welcome re-introduction of free economy class meals


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Delta’s Main Cabin customers on 12 routes will soon be offered complimentary food and beverages.

Delta Air Lines is re-introducing complimentary meals for economy class passengers on a number of its longest domestic flights.

On 1 March, the free meals will be offered on transcontinental routes between New York JFK and both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

On 24 April, this will be extended to 10 other major domestic markets from Seattle, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. The carrier removed free meals in its Main Cabin in the early 2000s.

Following the launch on 1 March, the menus on all 12 routes will be regularly refreshed and will include seasonal and locally-sourced food and beverages.

“We are all about making our Main Cabin experience the best it can be for our customers and offering free, high quality meals is a big part of that experience,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President – In-Flight Service.

“When we tested this concept, our customers loved it and appreciated it so we are implementing it in our most strategic markets.”

The introduction of free meals for economy class passengers follows Delta’s decision to make all IFE content on the Delta Studio platform free to access for all passengers.