Are you curious about the meal and beverage service in economy (aka coach, cattle class) on Delta Airlines from Honolulu to Los Angeles? I have the answer though I need to change the question to snack and beverage service.
Delta Airlines Flight
- Aircraft 767-300
- Depart Honolulu at 1:06pm, arrive in Los Angeles at 9:30pm.
- Travel time 5 hours, 24 minutes.
- I sat in row 10, aisle seat.
First Snack and Beverage Service
Snack choice of peanuts, pretzels or Biscoff cookies. Placed on my napkin was a small bag of lightly salted peanuts and cup of ice with a splash of Diet Coke.
Second Snack and Beverage Service
Napkin……. Yes, that’s it. The rows behind me were given a choice of beverage and snack.
My background is in finance and accounting so I understand why airlines are cutting back on products and services. However, isn’t one snack and one beverage a tad light for a 5 ½ hour flight?
Question and Answer
Answer to questions that you might be thinking:
Q. What were you doing when beverage service began?
A. When I observed beverage service was going to begin, I paused the movie I was watching The Iron Lady, removed one headphone and pulled my tray table from the seat.
Q. What was the outcome. Did you end receive a beverage?
A. Yes. When the flight attendants were servicing the last row, I pressed the flight attendant call button. No one answered the call. After 8 minutes of waiting, I approached the flight attendants in the galley to kindly ask for a glass of Diet Coke and snack for my children. The 3 flight attendants did apologize and we shared a laugh. They did gave me a full can of soda and a single bag of lightly salted peanuts. Perhaps I should have asked for a bag of peanuts for myself and my teenager.
Q. Why didn’t you first class?
A. I didn’t want to spend 180,00/miles per ticket for a family to fly to Hawaii. (Our flight to Hawaii was routed through Atlanta.) Prior to departing from Honolulu, an announcement was made that 4 seats in first class were available for $225. Too bad Delta did not offer complimentary upgrade to the million miler sitting in row 11 or gold medallion (myself).