DELTA OF­FERS FREE MEALS ON FLIGHTS

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

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

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