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Delta Upgrades Airport Lounge Food

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In January, when Delta raised the price of annual Sky Club lounge membership by a hefty 54 percent, the airline promised “to invest in improving your experience,” in particular with new food and beverage offerings.

On August 14, Delta will deliver on that promise, with the following new menu of complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner items:

Breakfast

  • Locally Sourced Bagels
  • Thomas Honey Wheat English Muffin
  • Thomas English Muffin
  • Oatmeal
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Otis Spunkmeyer Mini-Muffins
  • Raisin Bran Cereal
  • Cheerios Cereal
  • Corn Flakes Cereal
  • Granola Cereal
  • Yoplait Greek Yogurts
  • Fruit Salad
  • Skim Milk
  • 2% Milk
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • Promise Soft Spread
  • Butter
  • Dickinson’s Orange Marmalade
  • Dickinson’s Grape Jam
  • Dickinson’s Strawberry Preserves
  • Smucker’s Honey
  • Smucker’s Peanut Butter
  • Mixed Raisins

Lunch, Dinner

  • King Nut Ranch Pretzel Mix
  • King Nut Zesty Nut Mix
  • Skinny Pop Popcorn
  • Tomato Basil Flatbread Crackers
  • Dip/n Classic Hummus
  • Dip/n Olive Tapenade
  • Rondele Garlic & Herb Spread
  • Rondele Peppercorn Parmesan Spread
  • Cookie Tree Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Cookie Tree Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  • Kettle Cuisine Tomato and Garden Vegetable Soup
  • Kettle Cuisine Italian Wedding Soup
  • Olives
  • Marinated Mushrooms
  • Vegetable Crudites
  • Fresh, Whole Fruit
  • Green Salad
  • Pecan & Cranberry Chicken Salad
  • Balsamic Dressing
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Ranch Vegetable Dip
  • Mini Assorted Cheesecakes

Meal or No Meal?

It would be easy enough to craft a wholly satisfying breakfast from the items on the breakfast menu. No complaints there. But unless you’re a soup-and-salad sort, the lunch and dinner options are likely to leave you craving something more substantial.

Not everyone who pays $450 (non-elite price) for an annual Delta lounge membership wants or expects a full meal to be part of the experience. If soup, salads, and snacks are all you need, the new menu appears more than sufficiently fresh, varied, and tasty. Otherwise, grab a Big Mac on your way to the lounge.

Reader Reality Check

What are your food expectations when you visit an airline’s airport lounge?

This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

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