Delta Air Lines is testing out a new food service on its international flights. Economy class customers will be receiving restaurant-style three-course meals with cocktails. For now the carrier is testing out the new service on flights between Portland, Oregon, and Tokyo. If the trial is satisfactory, Delta could roll out the concept to all of its international flights by the end of the year.
The service resembles something you would expect to see on a business class tickets. Before the meal service begins those on board are offered ‘welcome bubbles’, which includes a choice of three Bellinis or a sparkling soft drink. Then a printed menu detailing the food choices are handed out. Selection could include a quinoa salad as a starter, a main course of pasta with cauliflower in a cream sauce and a dessert of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. Rather than the usual meal trays, the food is served on white dishes and passengers are also given white cloth napkins rather than paper. The cutlery is still made from plastic, but it is described as being more robust and sleek.
A Delta spokesman told Daily Mail that they “are conducting a test on select international flights where flight attendants will deliver an enhanced main cabin dining experience that we’ll use to gather customer feedback”.