Adam why are you certain it was the flight? “Seriously, Lucky or what ever your name is. If you think these people are getting pushed out of their current positions now, just wait until unemployment hits 20-25% as current projections suggest. Thank you for speaking truth. I swear there is a union rule out there preventing the airlines from hiring any FA under 50 years old or weighing less than 200 lbs. Cost-cutting move? Lightning Deal: This USB-C and USB-A Travel Charger for ~$11! And here’s another potential upside for Delta: if I burn my last HOOU on a Woodford Reserve in a Sky Club, I may be inclined to buy a round after that. As a healthcare provider in the thick of things, I can assure you that an attitude of self entitlement, demands or tantrums about what you want or deserve will not serve you well. But adding value to the HOOU certificates certainly gives those without Sky Club access more incentive to join the party. Things like in-flight services are not going to be included on these flights. Caught Covid-19 (almost certainly en route) so now I am in quarantine isolation in a foreign hospital, and am the only not Malay here. Creative solutions are a weakness of US carriers. Will our society truly be the same? The other is packing on-line orders for curbside delivery. Thanks for the perspective from your soapbox. But it’s because the airline is trying to stay in business after a global economic meltdown. And I’m supposed to take care of your family members without protection? American is still serving meals all at once, while Delta is just serving a packaged snack box in first class. I have a brother that is a trucker – a complete & maintained shutdown seriously impedes his ability to transport YOUR needed goods and what I need to care for the sick and elderly. So you gonna want to ban me too? [An Inflight Food Review] January 24, 2020 Rene’s Points For Better Travel, a division of Chatterbox Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. F10334_sb_requiredFields.push('F10334_sb_cids'); A call to open the economy means drop the self isolation, return to work. Get rid of drinks, stop catering, get rid of the carts (weight), reduce frequencies, reduce # of crew to bare minimums. Thank you @JK for the unconstructive dialogue and spewing your one-sided opinion on the rest of us. Close clubs, reduce offerings… Whatever they need to do they should do. I agree with Delta and applaud their decision to not serve food. So now what? This is simply unprecedented. There’s no end date for this new policy, though service is expected to be brought back once the COVID-19 situation stabilizes. C+, M/C - 0-349 - No Service C+, M/C - 350+ - individual water bottle and choice of snack on all flights. They are stuck in the tube with everyone on the flight. One event is merely a footnote in our history books that most people forgot, the other is considered perhaps the worst period ever for this country outside the Civil War. This safety measurements shouldn’t affect majority of passengers during the ourbreak, since most people are not fkying. Blaming the public is poor form. That’s a very different kind of flying. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I described the impact of maintaining a TOTAL shutdown on those of us still functioning and fielded the support of staged re-opening as an approach to the either/or scenario. Credulous (toward the very same center of power that has lied countless times), cowardly (though ready to wave the banner of “home of the brave”), and willing to commit economic suicide out of a fear of death. “I just don’t follow the logic of “open the economy as the cure is worse than the disease”. And that goes not just for this site, or the web, but in real life as well. SARS? That was the comment of the year. I agree with your opinion, Chris, and I like the food fuel idea, as long as it’s kosher – but that’s a whole different discussion as to why it’s even necessary for me to make such an obvious and easy to implement suggestion (that would apply to all their onboard snacks, like I believe is the case with JetBlue). Anyway couldn’t these come back with the FA handing them out upon boarding requiring no other cabin service but collecting trash. Editorial Disclosure: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any entity mentioned herein. So lets rewind to day 1, flight one. Oblivious to the advice/instruction, “Wash your hands for 20 seconds or sanitise it with gel.” Simple, really. Spot on. No matter if some Chinese virus is going around… BTW, if Delta made up a rule that only stewardesses aged 18-40 and with a healthy BMI are allowed to fly (“Health Concerns”) that would make for a much more enjoyable ride. Most flights only serve warm water no ice on board!Even the Sky clubs not serving alcohol depending on what liberal city you are in and food has to be take out!! Let alone potentially becoming a link in the spread? @Ray, dude, you need to chill out a bit. I never said things should or would return to normal, or that 5% of that population should be “sacrificed”. And the last one. F10334_sb_requiredFields.push('F10334_sb_publisherid'); The FAA requires every airline to have water on all fights, regardless of length. Lucky – if people shouldn’t be flying then the gov should do the right thing and shut the airlines down. I’ll give you my situation. Thus, having no food won’t change anything on my side. And if you are traveling for essential reasons (because you’re medical staff or whatever), then surely you realize the gravity of the situation, and appreciate this, rather than being bothered by it…. Grassroots efforts are in progress to survey and find the most vulnerable that are afraid, weak or fearful about daily efforts to support their lives. Some Delta Sky Clubs have self-service alcohol with several complimentary house/well offerings. X how many flights & how many FA’s? Exactly. You are correct that the risk is similar. A week later, flight attendant gets a call from work, letting them know they’ve been exposed. Here we go again – certain people who don’t “want” to allow others to have a differing opinion! Would actually love to know what people are doing who are still traveling for work. I may have resorted to hyperbole in my last sentence, but if the shoe fits…As in any civil discussion you are free to disagree, but hurling insults and demanding the cessation of the responses makes you the loser. I guess my ignorance is someone else’s gain, and I’ll keep it that way. 2 cans of coke or 2 bottles of beer) to take and drink on the flight. Aligning with the airline’s focus on providing transparency and options for customers, all snack boxes will feature full ingredient and allergen labeling. Safest way to eat in a served setting is with a fork or spoon – heated foods or packaged foods. There simply is not sufficient flexibility to account for a surge in patients requiring intensive care. This isn’t some corporate airline conspiracy to cheat you out of amenities. I haven’t flown during the COVID-19 pandemic. All of these behaviors can be modified to reduce risk to yourself. To those in my own age bracket who make flippant comments like that, I ask them to think carefully about how they would feel if someone were to view their parents’ or grandparents’ lives as “expendible”. In 1st class, Delta asks for your food order prior to flights, how about asking for your drink order and just have it there with the bottle of water, blanket and pillow when boarding or 2. My AA admirals club credit card was up for renewal in April. Liveries - Clink’s Megapack V10, 600 Liveries! I still get asked for compensation, even when countries have closed their borders. What do you think? Please tell us your thoughts in the below Comments section. I WILL stfu now but only because i have to get back to providing essential services and don’t have enough hours in my day to support conspiracies, fear mongering or politicizing a VIRUS. What are you smoking? Nothing for passengers who don’t drink, but at least something normal is back! It is YOUR choice whether you do so. Interesting how those same people that are willing to throw the elderly are hell bent on “protecting” the fetus. (SkyBonus members can also cash in points and receive 10 HOOUs. I also received them from a Red Coat after volunteering for a #bumpertunity that made his night easier. (embassy said they would military medevac me if they had to, but said they don’t see it going that far…). I’ve not read all the comments, but have seen a few negative ones. The world is literally falling apart and you’re sitting there pouting about a first class meal that is nothing but 1000% of your daily salt intake and enough preservatives to give you cancer. Airlines are in a dire position. A reader on the last post left the following comment: People like you are worried about preventing one scenario, others are worried about preventing the other. Amazing that people aren’t just complaining but still flying for business. Go through the bankruptcy courts like anyone else. But that’s unlikely unless we stop spreading the virus. HOWEVER, in the current situation what @AndrewP said is paramount – I’d rather know that as much as possible we’re reducing the risk of transmission to/from FAs/pax for everyone’s safety. One of the reasons I have been reading your blog and ignoring other (View from the Wing). And so what? Delta Medallion elite status holders receive four complimentary “Have One on Us” (or HOOUs, as we call them) certificates each year. Ok so is customer service. But only for the few rich. Note: Please see my Advertiser Disclosure. As I said above, if this leads to long term service cuts, let’s cross that bridge when we get there. Let’s be clear here, airlines aren’t doing the right things. During my family’s final flights, I gave them to a couple of flight attendants and asked if they’d like to play Santa Claus to some passengers who order drinks. The job offers just don’t exist like they did for a 35 year old. Others have staffed bars (officially titled “THE BAR”) offering not just complimentary drinks but also premium alcohol beverages — for which there’s a charge. If you are eating take-out from the container with your hands or using the utensils provided that someone else has touched. Boeing has ordered inspections of its entire fleet of grounded 737 Max planes after it found debris in the fuel tanks of some of the aircraft, in the latest setback for the US plane-maker. Plus statement credits and travel benefits galore! On Saturday, October 31, 2020, Delta operated its final commercial Boeing 777 flight, with the special flight number DL8777 (yes, the last three numbers are no coincidence). Well in the UK government pays 80% of the furlonged staff wages, to ensure social distancing. Are you that ignorant? If you can’t handle it 2 weeks in, you’re going to go bonkers pretty fast. And you’re probably not going to be one of those people. @ Voldoo — I’ll bite. Getting food through a drive through or take out is not that same as on an airline – you can keep great distance from the drive through people. I have to fly for business, regardless of the situation. I am appalled by those such as @voldoo who seem to 1) argue that the oldest amongst us are expendible to save the economy (ignoring the irony that many of the same folks were likely in an absolute fever-dream tizzy about ‘death panels’ 10 years ago) and 2) who (naively) think they are invincible because of their age. F/C 900+ Choice of Non-Perishable flight fuel box. Every time a person comes closer than 3 feet to you your risk level increases. As the name suggests, this one is restricted to flights to/from Honolulu. Well…according to your president…there’s nothing to be worried about and everyone should instead be flying like they did before by the time Easter rolls around. Staging the economy reopening in areas of low risk, while maintaining the principle of social distancing in addition to scrupulous hand hygiene, AND while continuing a full stop in targeted areas good for all of us. Let’s chat for a sec. Register here to save your space. We’ve seen Southwest Airlines suspend all inflight service, and we’ve seen American Airlines suspend most inflight service. “FA could leave the bag on the pax seat” (Another point of transmission) I usually don’t eat anything even when flying business class international. And most from the same people that love to spout what the Founding Fathers were meaning in their foundation for the country. Another poster had a great idea in the Southwest Suspending Inflight Service article. Go on the street and pick up garbage. Have a seat. So what now?! The actual infection rate is substantially higher. Doing so is putting their lives and the lives at others at risk. And here are a couple of easy ways I think Delta can do that. Your unnecessary travel demands are a WASTE OF RESOURCES and space. The risk is also to you. Your response to Voldoo is everything I would have liked to write, but am too sick and tired from COVID myself to get past the seething anger and hate this selfish idiot’s posts engender. I never thought I would say this, but I agree with the post. To the latter – I assure you, from personal experience seeing my own young colleagues wind up admitted and on a vent, you are not. I don’t have time for your arrogance and ignorance. You might not get the service you think you should, but if you get there safe that’s all you can ask for. It’s depressing seeing this. great article. Assume everyone you meet is potentially infectious. The only folks who should travel are those that are those first responders and others directly connected to combating COVID-19 who physically cannot accomplish this goal remotely. Or is it only life that you want? People are scared, times are uncertain, and there is a lot of suffering for a lot of reasons. Prices ranged from $8.99 to $10.99, depending on the item. Agree with Lucky. “they could collect the trash after the flight” (another point of transmission; another pair of gloves. Bottom line If you’re not happy just getting from point A to B right now then you shouldn’t be flying. The Founding Fathers showed strength and conviction, not fear going forward. Megapack Version 10 brings with it an ultimate 600 Liveries, across all major aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator. If next week we had an easily distributable vaccine, is everybody just immediately returning to business as usual? One infected flight attendant potentially interacting with say 20 passengers per flight × 4days of flying × 2-3 flights a day (average, some have more, some have less) I keep myself safe. Getting full service on flights while people shouldn’t be flying? He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time. With loads of 10% on board, they could collect the trash after the flight. On most flights, only bottled water is avail in coach, and beer & wine in First. In economy there will be no service on flights under 350 miles, In economy there will be a bottle of water and packaged snack on flights of over 350 miles; there will be no Comfort+ snack basket, In first class there will be a bottle of water and packaged snack inflight, and no pre-departure drink or other drink service, In economy there will be a bottle of water and packaged snack; there will be no Comfort+ snack basket, In first class there will be a bottle of water and Flight Fuel Box, and no pre-departure drink or other drink service, No, flight attendants who are “too chicken to provide normal service” shouldn’t take unpaid leave, No, airlines shouldn’t be “reducing the cost of tickets” because of this, No, airlines aren’t being “punitive to passengers,” and this isn’t because flight attendants “typically suck on passengers’ leftover ice cubes or nibble on their last pretzels”, Nobody should be flying right now unless it’s absolutely essential, Airlines are losing literally billions of dollars right now, and they’re even losing money on most of the flights they’re operating. They’ll be without a job. var F10334_sb_requiredFields=new Array();var F10334_sb_validateFields=new Array(); @Voldoo — Read my post again. Hi! The pax served themselves out of coolers at the gate or on the jet bridge, pre 9/11? @Lucky, I know I relish giving you crap when I disagree with you as much as you relish “ragging on AA” when they’re being stupid. You can access delta.com for free in the air and log in to your SM account but the My Wallet section is not accessible. People seem to think that wearing gloves is some sort of magic. @Voldoo — I’ll repeat Ben’s point about being over 50 and looking for a job. Delta Air Lines actually being a follower and not a leader, for a change. American Express Gold Card: One of our favorite cards! It would be better served to transport needed health personnel and medical cargo, ok but whens the next youtube live happy hour. 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