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Delta inflight drinks and bar

In economy, there are still complementary drinks (tea, coffee and soft drinks) on domestic flights, however you have to buy beer (US$6). wine, spirits and cocktails (US$7).

Delta is one of the few American carriers that still offers free beer in economy on Transatlantic flights, and other international flights above six hours. On flights to Asia, you can also get free sake (rice-wine).

In First Class on domestic flights, there are not only pre-flight drinks (including beer) but also free beer, wine and spirits. These are quite free-flowing: you won’t go dry on Delta, and the crew tend to pop around the cabin every half hour or so offering top-ups. .

Spirits (G+T/Vodka/Whisky/Rum) $7.00
Cocktails $7.00
Beer $6.00
Spirits £3.30
Wine $6.00
Delta inflight Drinks

However forget the delights of a free bar in the sky; drinking on Delta can be ruinously expensive on domestic flights. Accordinly you might want to scan some of the special deals that Delta offer - occasionally there is a good '2 for 1' or similar deal.

Business Class drinks on Delta Airlines

Economy red Fortant de France Chardonnay
On Delta in business class there is always a choice of wine - one white and one red.

White - Fortant de France Chardonnay

Vin de Pays d'Oc
Delta's cabin crew are very proud of this white. "Its French" they say... well, that much is true, but it doesn't make it any better. It's an ok, but little more can be said about it. Its pleasant, and easily quaffable.
Economy white Brook Hollow Cabernet Savignon


Red - Brook Hollow Cabernet Savignon

Californian Red A Heavyweight full bodied red with little in the way of initial taste. Watch out for the after-taste which will have you preying for landing.


Delta inflight Beer (all classes)

Delta Corona on A320 First class June 2011


Very dull and bland

Delta's standard beer of choice unless you ask for something different is Corona. Pretty bland, there's little to recomend it and not much taste, but at least on a long 14 hour flight you can drink it like water.


Delta infligth beer Heineken business class June 2011


Dutch beer The famous Dutch export Heineken, made of purified water, malted barley, hops, and yeast.

It is the usual tame stuff you get on the ground, in a 275ml tin, brewed in the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude in the Netherlands.




Glenfiddich Malt Whisky

On some of the routes you'll be hunting for some of the good stuff from north of the border to make the flight go by. Gelnfiddich does just the job - although getting any ice for it to go with can be a struggle.

40.0%. 5cl bottle. $7

Gin and Tonic

Gordon's Gin with tonic. It could be worse, far worse.

40.0%. 5cl bottle.


Great after a long dinner over the Urals on your way to Istanbul, before getting some kip at 38,000 feet.

40.0%. 5cl bottle.

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