Delta Upping Economy Service with BETTER Free Snacks

If you’ve flown Delta at all since…the 1940s, you may remember being offered Delta-branded pretzels, peanuts, or the famous Biscoff cookies. Well, Delta is finally retiring the old, Delta-branded snacks in favor of new ones.

Delta will soon be serving better, branded snacks in larger portions in Economy. Source: Delta

Delta will soon be serving better, branded snacks in larger portions in Economy. Source: Delta

The new free snacks will debut on December 14, 2016. Passengers on flights between 251 – 599 miles will receive a choice of either Biscoff cookies or Snyder’s pretzels; previously passenger didn’t have an option on these shorter flights. On flights over 599 miles, they will now have four choices, shown in the picture above:

  • Snyder’s of Hanover® pretzels
  • Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted peanuts
  • NatureBox Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bar
  • Biscoff cookies

Airline peanuts have been the butt of many jokes for ages now, so it’s nice to see Delta finally changing them up. (Well, to be fair, Delta will still be serving peanuts, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with an option if it’s popular, and it’s a more “premium” version now).

Of course, other airlines have long served branded snacks to passengers. For example, JetBlue serves their famous Terra Blue Sweets & Blue chips, along with Cheeze-it crackers and PopCorners chips. United started serving Daelmans Stroopwafel on morning flights last year, and switched up the typical snack offerings to packaged savory snacks. American, meanwhile, is still serving just Biscoff cookies and mini pretzels.

Delta says that the new snacks will be of larger portion, which is definitely good news. To accompany the rollout, they have also installed “vending machines” that will dispense free samples in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle.

What do you think of Delta’s new free snacks offerings?

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