I’ve flown Delta Air Lines transatlantic business class exactly once. It was a LHR-JFK flight in March 2013 back when Delta called business class Business Elite instead of Delta One (though I was on Delta Flight 1 that particular day!). My perfectly average onboard lunch will be the subject of this week’s Meal of the Week.
Like domestic flights, a menu and bottle of water was waiting at my seat as my boarded my 767-300 for New York.
Warmed cashews and almonds were served after takeoff.
Next came an appetizer plate with split pea soup and a very satisfying combo of prosciutto, cheese, artichoke, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.
A large salad followed with arugula. I particularly appreciated the pecans!
So far, so good! I was loving this meal.
Then came the main course. Oh what a letdown. I ordered steak, which is generally dependable out of London. This one was bad news. Served with creamed spinach and mashed sweet potatoes, it certainly looked good. Sadly, the peppercorn sauce made the overcooked puck of beef taste even worse. I just cannot enjoy well-done beef.
Cheese and crackers followed as well as a nice ice cream sundae.
René or other regular Delta flyers can chime in: are Delta One meals still pretty much identical? I’m tempted to write up a flight review but not if meal service has changed. I know the seat are still identical.
My final verdict: a perfectly average lunch.