DELTA OFFERS FREE MEALS ON FLIGHTS
Delta Air Lines Inc. passengers flying coach between New York City and California may get a treat rarely seen on U.S. flights since 2010: free meals.
The airline is testing the complimentary food on flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles and San Francisco, which are some of the industry’s most competitive and most profitable routes. The Atlanta-based company will decide on a plan after evaluating the results, spokeswoman Catherine Sirna said in an e-mail Wednesday.
Continental Airlines was the last U.S. carrier to serve free meals in the main cabin, stopping six years ago. With fierce competition for lucrative transcontinental and international travelers, Delta and American earlier this year restored complimentary meals in coach on their longest routes to Hawaii. Those carriers already had free meals on long-haul international routes. Bloomberg News