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Passengers traveling on a long-haul Delta flight in the Premium Select (Delta’s name for premium economy) cabin will notice changes that are sure to be welcome.
The carrier is rolling out changes to the food served in the cabin, with refreshed amenities and service elements to follow in the coming weeks.
Let’s take a look at all the details.
New Food as of September 20
Beginning today, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, passengers traveling on a long-haul Delta flight in the Premium Select cabin will be treated to new meal options.
These include braised beef short rib with fingerling potatoes and dijon green peppercorn jus; Impossible Meatballs with polenta, pomodorini sauce, and broccolini; and honey harissa chicken thighs with jollof rice and stewed greens.
For dessert, passengers can enjoy the mango mousse with mango and passion fruit compote.
All the new meals will be served on bagasse plates, which is a material made from the by-product of sugar production. They’re said to be more rigid than traditional paper plates, soak-proof, and they’re biodegradable, which ups the sustainability factor of these onboard meals.
In addition, passengers can expect linens, real silverware, and glassware. Finally, the airline is introducing a new service element, called “bubbles and bites,” which will consist of sparkling wine, water, and a small snack just after takeoff, in addition to a “premium snack basket” that should be available throughout the flight.
New Amenities Coming in October
In addition to new food options, Delta Premium Select passengers will notice new amenity offerings beginning in October.
There will be new amenity kits designed by Someone Somewhere in 3 different designs that were created by hand by Mexican artisans specifically for the airline. Throughout the month of October, there will be a special pink design to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Inside the kits will be skincare products, including vanilla watermelon lip balm from Grown Alchemist, which specializes in “clean beauty.”
In addition, passengers will be given a refreshing scented towel to refresh themselves before taking off, plus, a memory foam pillow, noise-canceling headphones, and a blanket.
Hot Tip: Take a look at the major differences between Delta One and Delta Premium Select in our detailed guide!
Delta’s Vice President of Brand Experience Mauricio Parise describes the Premium Select product as “the intersection of luxury and practicality – giving customers the opportunity to treat themselves to a more spacious seat and premium experience at a lower price point compared to our Delta One cabin.”
However, during the pandemic, the airline dramatically cut service and amenities in this cabin, such that it felt more like economy with a larger seat than a true premium economy product.
We’re happy to see Delta putting its money where its mouth is regarding this cabin experience, which was originally introduced in 2017. We’ll have to see for ourselves, but these improvements certainly look promising.
Featured Image Credit: Delta Air Lines
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