LAXLHR wrote:TransWorldOne wrote:Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings :
1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the meal. Also, no snacks served with the bellini.
2. Although a choice of appetizers has been added, you actually get less than what you get currently since the fruit and cheese and salad that are currently served with the meal are being removed.
3. Dessert will now be served separately following the meal so if you're trying to maximize your sleep on the flight, you're going to have to wait a while longer if you want a sweet treat before your slumber.
4. Hot towels are currently offered after take off and landing so no change there.
5. Chocolates are currently offered before landing so no change there either.
Seems like a lot of brouhaha over nothing. If anything, main cabin passengers are getting less, not more. But Delta is excellent at putting a positive spin on these things and kudos to them for being able to do that and have people buy into it.
Anyone that thinks DL is spending more $$$ on this lives in fantasy land. DL is very very good at the presentation of things. With that said, it presents very very well, people (on a.net) will buy into it and continue to believe that DL Y (and DL overall) is better than SQ, EK, KE etc LMAO!!...hysterical.
I am not saying DL is rubbish! Far from it, I think they have done an exceptional job, granted they had a massive head start over AA and UA mergers, and had excellent mojo from NW without a doubt. BUT no, I don't buy any of this. DL is about making money, and this will do just that. Very smart at DL HQ, and ummm, well people will believe.
If something is better than something else it is solely a matter of opinion, and debating whether someone is right or wrong for saying they enjoyed their DL more so than KE it is useless since opinions are individual.
DL still offers a better Y experience than any long haul US airline, so it's not just PR or marketing. Of course DL wants to make money, they're not a charity. But they also command a premium and use it to their advantage. Would love to hear your explanation on DL keeping their 777s 3x3x3, certainly they'd make more money with an extra Y seat per row.