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Jan 6, 2014 06:10 PM

Kosher meals on Delta BusinessElite

It's been years since I've flown on Delta, usually going American. In a few weeks, however, I'm flying JFK to LAX on Delta Business Elite and am wondering about the quality of the kosher meals? I dream of the day it will be possible to order a kosher dairy or vegetarian meal, but until then, I'llntake what I can get.

This is a Night flight, by the way, so I'm assuming its dinner. Breakfast would be better, for me, at least.

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  1. I don't know about delta. But I was just on Singapore air's site and they offer kosher vegetarian as a meal option.

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    1. re: avitrek

      Unrelated to the original post, but I just wanted to say that adding a small bottle of chardonnay was a nice touch with the Singapore meal. Even if it was a Brooklyn caterer instead of hermolis, it was at least nice to have wine with the rest of the passengers.

    2. Eat before.

      Delta (any class) does not offer Kosher meals for domestic flights in the US.


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      1. re: ipsedixit

        This is incurrent. Delta does offer meal services on Business Elite transcontinental flights. ie JFK-LAX

          1. re: ipsedixit

            O but they do. I have mind confirmed for my upcoming trip.

            1. re: Moka11

              I stand corrected then. When a colleague of mine requested one a while back, Delta said "no".

      2. You may want to see if there is a Hindu option. /This would be vegetarian but a little spicy.

        1. As others have said, Delta doesn't do domestic kosher meals at all. The only American airline to do so is American in Business and First, and then only LAX/SFO to JFK/MIA.

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          1. re: masteraleph

            Wrong and wrong.


            And FYI United also offers meals in BusinessFirst on transcontinental flights.

          2. You may want to check directly with Delta. Here's what I could find online:
            For economy class "Coast-to-Coast
            For flights between New York and one of three cities on the West coast (Seattle, San Francisco or Los Angeles) you can expect breakfast from 5:00 am to 8:59 am and lunch/dinner is available from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm."

            Re kosher meals, they say: "Special Meals

            Gluten-free? Kosher? Diabetic? No problem. We accommodate seventeen different special meals. These special meals are available in First Class and Economy Class on flights where complimentary meal service is offered. This page has a full list of meals available with a complete description of what you will be served. Be sure to specify which meal meets your need...Please make all special meal requests through My Trips at least 24 hours before your scheduled flight departure. Once you check in, let the gate agent and a flight attendant know that you ordered a special meal."

            And here: