Delta reintroduces beer and wine on domestic flights

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The inflight experience for Delta’s US domestic First Class and Delta Comfort+ customers is due to become more like the ‘old normal’ from the 2nd of July, as the airline is reintroducing complimentary beer and wine on all flights greater than 500 miles.

Customer feedback indicated a desire for a return of the beverage service, and Delta has consulted with health professionals before bringing single-serve red and white wine, as well as Heineken, Miller Lite, SweetWater 420 and SweetWater IPA beers back on-board.

Flight attendants will pass the cans and single-serve bottles using serving trays to minimise touchpoints on-board. Since beer and wine selections have fewer touchpoints than other adult beverage options and are individually contained, they are the first to be reintroduced on-board as Delta brings back food and beverage options.

“In keeping with the Delta CareStandard, our goal is to serve all of our food and beverage offerings in the safest way possible – both for our customers and employees,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s SVP of inflight service. “We take pride in always listening to our customers, and we know beer and wine are the adult beverages our customers want most. These selections are the first step towards a normalised beverage offering while we continue to keep customer and crew safety at the centre of everything we do.”

Complimentary beer, wine and cocktails remain available to all cabins on Delta’s long-haul international routes, including top-shelf liquor and sommelier-selected wines for customers seated in Delta One. On-board service adjustments like individual snack bags on domestic flights, and other US domestic offerings remain in place.

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