Delta Airlines is rolling out a new three-course meal and wine option for its economy passengers. It is an experience that should make “culinary experience onboard feel more like dining at a favorite restaurant.”
- This new option starts with “Welcome Bubbles” upon takeoff.
- It will offer a cocktail service featuring bellinis and three different brands of sparkling waters, plus the other choices from the cocktail cart to the passengers.
- The three courses of the meal are served separately instead of being on a single tray.
- These are preceded by a printed menu with all the options passengers can choose from.
The airline will have the option to choose and pick a quinoa salad or roasted grapes as an appetizer. For example, while pasta with cauliflower and walnuts in a cream sauce are one of the options for the first course. Haagen-Dazs ice cream features as one of the dessert choices you’re offered.
The dishes come on white plates with cloth napkins. While the cutlery is still plastic, their design will be a lot sleeker than the one currently used in most economy cabins around the world.
Currently, the company is testing this new option on its light between Portland, Oregon, and Tokyo, Japan. But if the customer feedback is positive then they plan to offer three-course meals to all passengers on long-haul international flights by the end of the year.