Now that the temporary COVID limited meal offerings (think box lunch) are officially over it is again fun to enjoy a meal on Delta’s longer flights. But how do you find out what is available? If you log in to Delta.com you only see a description of what to expect on the flight. But at about the 7 day mark before your flight you should be able to do this:
Open up the Fly Delta App and click on your reservation and you should see the above. You will then be able to see what the choices are that you can select and then hopefully be served onboard.
Well what if you don’t see something like the above pop up on the app? Again, once you pass the local time of departure that is inside of 7 days you can try calling Delta and ask if you are able to pre-order your meal choice (I have had to do this a few times in the past).
What if they tell you pre-order is not available? Once onboard you can, as you see above, use the Delta IFE (in-flight entertainment) screen and on the menu tree pick FOOD & DRINK and a QR code will be displayed that will take you to what is being offered on your flight. This is nice for many reasons including saving the flight attendant from again and again repeating the menu choices row after row.
Are you at the mercy of what is left when the flight attendant comes to your row and tells you what you may select? After all, by the time they get to your row most of the choices may be gone (another reason to pre-order).
The key to getting what you want is FEBO, that is, looking at your flight number and picking the right seat towards the front of the cabin on even flights and back of the cabin on odd number flights i.e. Front Even Back Odd.
Do flight attendants always follow this policy? They should but if they don’t you have a reason to complain and maybe get some free Skymiles for getting what’s left over.
Also, for international and transcon flights you can take a look at this post from last year that has links to a number of online menus and you can try adding your city pairs to see what is on offer for the month. – Rene
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