Tuesday, 24 May, 2011 8:45 PM
Upgrades Food Choices in Time for Summer Travel
in onboard experience continues momentum of improvements to Delta
product, customer experience
credit: Delta Airlines
Airlines' new EATS food-for-sale menu
-- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding new selections
to the EATS food-for-sale menu, upgrading spirits offered and offering
customers the opportunity to donate to the American Cancer Society
with their onboard purchases.
"We know our customers
can't always fit mealtime into their busy travel schedules, so Delta
makes it easier by offering a selection of quality food onboard,"
said Joanne Smith, Delta's senior vice president of In-Flight Service.
"We have a variety of options to please all of our customers
- whether you're looking for a light snack or a full meal."
New EATS menu items include:
- Kids Plate - peanut
butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread; apple wedges;
grapes; carrot and celery sticks; and ranch dressing
available for $4.50 onboard this month
- Ben and Jerry's ice
cream - Vanilla and Cherry Garcia flavored ice cream available
for $2.50 on lunch or dinner flights longer than 1,800 miles beginning
- Wrigley's Gum - Wrigley's
5® Rain®, a tingling spearmint flavor for $2 beginning
- Jack Daniels Tennessee
Honey - blend of classic Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey with honey
liqueur best served with ginger ale or Sprite® for $7 beginning
- Margaritaville Margarita
Mix - a tasty margarita flavored drink that can be mixed with
tequila for $7 beginning June 1.
These new items complement
for-purchase food options Delta offers customers through the EATS
menu. Refreshed EATS items onboard this summer for morning flights
include a breakfast BLT wrap; snack bar and yogurt; and a fruit
and cheese plate. During lunch and dinnertime flights customers
can choose from a chicken salad sandwich, black forest turkey sliders,
and a fruit and cheese plate - all using Boar's Head® premium
meats and cheeses.
Also available for sale
onboard Delta flights are Travel Treats and Flight Delights snack
boxes, Pringles, M&M's® and Bentley's Popcorn. As part of
its partnership with the American Cancer Society, Delta will donate
$1 to help find a cure for cancer for every Flight Delights snack
box sold during the month of May.
These improved food options
are part of Delta's previously announced plan to invest more than
$2 billion in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities
through 2013. In addition to refreshed food options, Delta is adding
an Economy Comfort product and offering full-flat bed seats on its
entire international widebody fleet; upgrading its domestic fleet
with more First Class seats and in-seat entertainment; adding personal,
in-seat entertainment for both BusinessElite and Economy class customers
on all long-haul international flights; adding in-flight Wi-Fi service
to all domestic aircraft with a First and Economy class cabin; and
building new terminal facilities for international customers at
its two largest global gateways - Atlanta and New York-JFK.
Delta Air Lines serves
more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune
magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in
its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With
an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection
carriers offer service to 346 destinations in 64 countries on six
continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees
worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.
A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates
in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air
France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners,
Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs
in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St.
Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and
Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent
flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the
award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky
Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion
through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services
and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and
on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding
passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
Source: Delta Air
credit: Delta Airlines
second page of the new menu