By Sade Williams/TravelPort
As part of Delta’s continued investment in the customer experience, the airline has committed to seasonal refreshes for its onboard menus. This means that even the most frequent of travellers has something new to look forward to in-flight, in addition to familiar favourites that customers have come to know and love.
In the latest seasonal menu refresh, Delta One customers can look forward to reinvigorating flavours that help usher in springtime.
From March 1, customers traveling between Lagos and the U.S. have been enjoying selections including, spring-inspired dishes like bourbon grilled cedar plank salmon with warm lemon scented potato salad and haricots verts and roasted chicken breast with herb butter, okra, tomatoes, plantains and rice.
As part of the airline’s popular pre-select meal programme, customers confirmed in the Delta One cabin will receive an email from Delta three days prior to their flight, asking them to pick their first choice meal.
Delta’s new spring meals will be complemented by a selection of wines curated by Delta’s Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson. Andrea’s spring lineup includes regionally sourced wines chosen to perfectly pair with the latest menus on all Delta One flights between Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the U.S.
Main cabin between Lagos and the U.S. will have upgraded meals featuring new appetizers and salads and including entrées of African chicken with spicy red sauce and roasted beef with bredie sauce. Menu cards will also be provided to every main cabin and Delta Comfort+ guest, which include details on the in-flight food and beverage offerings plus timings for each meal.
Customers connecting onto U.S. domestic flights can enjoy complimentary snacks. Delta will introduce two new snack options this spring – Squirrel brand almonds and Cheez-It crackers. These options will be served in addition to the airline’s beloved signature Biscoff cookies and gluten-free KIND Dark Chocolate Chunk Bars.
Starting this month, Delta will begin boarding new premium tea selections from Pure Leaf for Delta One customers to sip and savour in-flight. Flavours will include English Breakfast, Green Tea with Jasmine, Peppermint Herbal Tea and Earl Grey.
Pure Leaf teas will also be available on the ground in Delta Sky Clubs starting May 1, where customers can find even more flavours to love – like Chamomile, Chai Tea, Ginger with Orange Blossom and Black Tea with Berries, as well as the four in-flight flavours.
In addition to providing a great taste for customers, Pure Leaf teas align with Delta’s industry-leading sustainability strategy. Every Pure Leaf product uses tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea estates from around the world.
Delta has also introduced Lipton, one of the world’s best-selling tea brands, from this month for customers seated in Delta Premium Select, First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.
These culinary enchantments are part of Delta’s multi-billion dollar investment in the overall customer experience. In the past several years, the airline has made significant enhancements to the main cabin experience including free main cabin meals on select coast-to-coast routes, free mobile messaging, free in-flight entertainment, upgraded main cabin snacks, the addition of sparkling wine, access to Wi-Fi on nearly all flights and refreshed Flight Fuel food-for-purchase options. Recent upgrades to the Delta One in-flight experience include new chef-designed Delta One menus, refreshed TUMI amenity kits with Kiehl’s products, and an Alessi-designed collection of serviceware.