If you look forward to complimentary snacks and beverages on flights, you’re going to want to know about a change Delta is making.
The airline says it’s retiring Delta Air Lines-branded peanuts and pretzels in favor of something better.
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Delta's new and improved snacks
In addition to those Biscoff cookies that everyone loves, Delta is adding Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted peanuts and NatureBox Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bars to the lineup.
“The enhancement will feature larger portions and more variety for customers while supporting Delta’s mission of continuing to invest in the overall on-board experience,” Delta said in a news release. “The airline will also refresh its Main Cabin snacks more frequently in the future based on direct customer feedback.”
Starting in mid-December, the free snacks will be available in the main cabin on all flights over 250 miles.
Customers on shorter flights (251 to 599 miles) can choose between Biscoff cookies or Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels. Flights over 600 miles will have four choices:
- Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels
- Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted peanuts
- NatureBox Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bar
- Biscoff cookies
Free meals in coach?
The announcement comes after Delta said it’s testing complimentary meals on some transcontinental flights for main cabin passengers.
It’s too early to tell if Delta will bring meals back to coach permanently.
Basic economy fares expand
If you’re more concerned about the price of your ticket than the in-flight experience, Delta recently expanded its no-frills “basic economy” fare.
According to Delta’s website, this option typically has the lowest fare, but changes are not allowed and seats are assigned after check-in. These travelers are also not eligible for upgrades.
However, snack and beverage service is included, as well as in-flight entertainment.
How to find the lowest fares
To find the lowest fares, start with a comparison site like Kayak. The website’s price forecast, which is located in the upper-left corner of a search results page, can help you decide whether to buy the ticket or wait to see if fares drop.
And always remember Clark's #1 rule of cheap travel: buy the deal first and then figure out why you want to go there!
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