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Better Wine, Better Coffee, Better Service Coming to Delta's TransCon Flights

February 25, 2013 at 2:39 PM | by | ()

If you’re thinking of taking a transcontinental flight this summer you might want to check out Delta’s fares before selecting your carrier. We know they already have some stuff to make the ride a little bit better, like pretty much guaranteed WiFi, and there’s even a little more room—if you’re willing to pay for it—thanks to their Economy Comfort seating options. Now they’re kicking things up a notch, by boosting their offerings on some of their longest domestic flights down in the lower 48.

Flights between New York-JFK and spots like Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco are all getting the service upgrades. A lot of the stuff is for those flyersin the BusinessElite cabin, but there’s still enough good stuff leftover for those stuck in the back. Up front there’s going to be sparkling wine to get the party started, and the flight attendants will be passing out copies of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Economy Comfort passengers will now be able to score complimentary headsets, and they’ll also have access to free beer, wine, snacks, and even the hard stuff as part of their upgraded seating choice. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like they'll brining back the true, complimentary in-flight meal, so just enjoy the liquid lunch responsibly. Even the movies and HBO programming will be yours to enjoy for free, so those headsets that they’ll pass out will come in handy.

For those in regular economy it’s going to be an upgrade for the in-flight beverages. Starbucks coffee is coming to one and all as part of the beverage service, and the flight attendants will be selling some fancier wine options. Hess Select Chardonnay and Meiomi by Belle Glos Pinot Noir are just two of the options mentioned—cheers.

Finally, all the new service enhancements and in-flight niceties will be doing the coming and going from New York-JFK and the brand new Delta addition to Terminal 4. Delta’s newly refreshed home at the airport should be up and running as soon as May, and maybe you can even swing by the new Sky Deck before departure.

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