Delta brings back more in-flight beverages, snacks

Delta Air Lines is bringing more snacks back to its in-flight service starting April 14, 2021. Source: Delta

Credit: Source: Delta

Credit: Source: Delta

Delta Air Lines is bringing more snacks back to its in-flight service starting April 14, 2021. Source: Delta

With travel rebounding from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines on Wednesday will add more beverages and snacks to its in-flight service.

The Atlanta-based airline will now serve mini cans of Coca-Cola beverages, juice, Starbucks coffee and tea and canned cocktails, along with snacks like almonds, Clif Bars and Goldfish crackers.

Canned old fashioned cocktails, margaritas and other drinks will be offered from Atlanta-based Tip Top Proper Cocktails, at a price of $12 each in coach class. Passengers can pay with contactless payment technology.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian called the rollout Wednesday a “first step in bringing back more onboard food options.”

Passengers are still required to wear masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus but are permitted to take them off when eating or drinking.

For the past year, passengers have received a bag with just a mini bottle of water, a small snack, such as Biscoff, and a sanitizing wipe.

Only April 1, Delta brought back snack boxes with items like protein bars, nuts and dark chocolate for passengers in first class. Wednesday, it reintroduced pre-poured beverages.

The airline also plans to reintroduce meals for some passengers in premium seats in the months to come.

In first class and business class on cross-country flights, Delta plans to start serving hot food in June. On some other flights, first-class passengers will get boxed meals starting in July. Sky Clubs will add more food and beverage service starting in May.