Delta Air Lines is introducing an improved “premium economy” experience.
Customers flying in Delta Premium Select, available on all trans-Pacific and most trans-Atlantic flights, will soon be treated to a refreshed and improved cabin experience, complementing the spacious seat design Delta’s Premium Select passengers already know.
The new Delta Premium Select cabin features locally-inspired dining, premium hand-crafted amenities and more dedicated service touchpoints – while also driving social impact through the airline’s expanded Someone Somewhere partnership.
Mauricio Parise, Delta’s Vice President of Brand Experience said,
Delta Premium Select sits at the intersection of luxury and practicality – giving customers the opportunity to treat themselves to a more spacious seat and premium experience at a lower price point compared to our Delta One cabin. We continue to debut premium products designed for the future of travel, with differentiated offerings that give our customers the experiences they crave.
Delta Premium Select customers will enjoy an elevated dining experience that offers more options infused with local flavors.
Mike Henny, Delta’s Managing Director of Onboard Service said,
At Delta, we know a good meal can make a great experience on Delta flights even better. When designing our Delta Premium Select menu, we reimagined our food and beverage offerings from scratch, and we’re excited to launch delicious new offerings that also highlight our premium service and culture of innovation.
In the past year, Delta has revamped its onboard dining experience to create a “people-first and values-led foundation”, including seasonal menus, more plant-based meals, local sourcing and new partnerships with small businesses, diverse partners and suppliers from across the globe.
Delta Premium Select menu options will include meals like braised beef short rib with fingerling potatoes and dijon green peppercorn jus; Impossible™ Meatballs with polenta, pomodorini sauce and broccolini; honey harissa chicken thighs with jollof rice and stewed greens; and for dessert, mango mousse with mango passion fruit compote.
Delta Premium Select customers will be served their main courses on bagasse plates made from sugarcane plant fiber, with linen tableware and napkins, silver flatware and glassware. And they’ll enjoy more dedicated service touchpoints throughout their flight, like a special ‘bubbles and bites’ moment, with sparkling wine, water and a special treat shortly after takeoff, as well as a premium snack basket.
From October 2022, Delta will phase in new handmade amenity kits by Someone Somewhere featuring Grown Alchemist travel essentials and other premium essentials that make the journey more enjoyable.
The new Delta Premium Select amenity kits will come in three new designs that Someone Somewhere artisans created exclusively for Delta.
Special for the month of October, select Delta flights leaving the US will feature a pink kit to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month as part of Delta’s longstanding effort to support breast cancer awareness, research and education.
Customers will also enjoy specially-curated, natural skincare products by Grown Alchemist, a leading force in clean beauty. Customers can keep hydrated with vanilla watermelon lip balm, found in their kits, and refresh with a vanilla and orange peel oshibori hand towel, which will be handed out before the first meal.
Other premium amenities, including a memory-foam pillow, noise-cancelling headsets and plush blankets made from recycled materials, are also designed to make the in-flight experience more comfortable and relaxing.