Airline Food SUCKS and we all know it! No matter how scrumptious we say it is, we all know it’s not healthy, it’s overly seasoned, full of salt and not good for our guts. Yet despite this, we fly and eat and dine and drink at 30,000 feet. The large majorities of us have lowered our expectations and know that dining on an airplane is no Top Chef experience, let alone a healthy choice. However, when on the ground airport lounges, food also stinks! There are very few food options in airline clubs and some airlines are notorious (American Air) for up-selling food on top of already high membership fees.
In my opinion, of the big four remaining domestic airlines (soon to be three), Delta SkyClubs have some of the best complimentary snacks and breakfast items. I believe, the only airline that does a better job with complimentary food is Alaska Airlines, but with only 4 clubs in their system, it’s hard to compare Alaska Air’s Board Rooms to Delta, United, US Airways, or American Air clubs. Yet then again, Alaska Airlines’ automatic pancake maker is pretty rad! And their soups are not to be overlooked. Despite this, last week while traveling via Detroit, I stopped by the Delta SkyClub and came across a fantastic new addition to the morning line up—Waffles!
That’s right, WAFFLES! In Terminal A near gate 70 in Detroit, the Delta SkyClub was offering the common Delta breakfast items including fresh oatmeal with fixings, bagels, scones and to my surprise individually wrapped waffles! Now, I know these cannot be good for anyone’s health, but after eating one, I quickly went back for a second! They were DELICIOUS! Not to mention, when heated up, the scrumptious sugary sweet waffles smell permeates the entire room, overtaking anyone’s senses in the vicinity! I felt like a little kid again! The smell was so good, I had to put my guilt aside and eat another! The waffles are already sweet and do not require any syrup—meaning they aren’t messy!
I am not aware if these new additions will be a permanent staple in Detroit, or if they will be at any other SkyClub in the future. In fact, just 3 days later when stopping in Minneapolis, the large SkyClub near Terminal F was Waffle-less at 7am. I was quite disappointed! Nevertheless, no matter how long or short-lived these mouthwatering treats may be, they are a welcome addition in my book! If traveling via Detroit, be sure to stop in and get your Delta style eggo waffle.