Delta’s favorite commercial to play on board at 30,000 feet is the American Express Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. At the beginning of the commercial, a lady is walking through the airport and makes the statement, “Some say travel isn’t what it used to be, I say it’s what you make it” And she’s 100% right, travel is not what it used to be, and another example of this is the devolution of the domestic first class snack basket.
The inflight Delta snack basket for first class passengers has never been industry leading, but over time I’m finding that the snacks are decreasing in quality. For several years the snack baskets have offered the same free offerings found in coach (Peanuts, Pretzels, Biscoff cookies) along with shortbread cookies, snickers, Twix, bananas and Sun Chips. However, in recent weeks the snack basket has changed.
Since at least the end of June, the Sun Chips and the snickers are out and they have been replaced by, in my opinion, less desirable Fritos and Hershey’s chocolate. Although I think it’s good for an airline to change up its offerings from time to time, I think an airline should stride to do better.
On the same note, Delta’s inflight alcohol options have changed slightly in July. Glenlivet (my absolute favorite) is out and Dewar’s (BARF!) is in. Although Delta has offered Dewar’s scotch for quite some time, they have removed the better and smoother Glenlivet from most flights. Thank God we still have Woodford Reserve whisky! Otherwise the drink offerings would be as bad as United!
Food and drink offerings are always changing, vendor contracts change and sometimes they are for the good and other times for the worst. I think both of these changes are for the worst and hope that Delta will reconsider in bringing Glenlivet and Sun Chips back to the skies! Or better yet, I would LOVE to see a healthy snack bar of some kind offered in the first class snack basket (like a cliff bar?) or if Delta really wanted to improve their offering, add warm mixed nuts like their competitors; something myself and other passengers would highly appreciate!
If you are unhappy with Delta’s changes or enjoy them, be sure to let them know. The more people who speak up, the more likely Delta will be to bring back our favorite snacks. I know I will suggest (again) warm nuts at 30,000 feet, but this time I am also going to suggest the revival of Sun chips and my favorite scotch!