ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today introduced new signature entrees from celebrity chef Todd English on EATS, the airline’s food for purchase menu, for customers traveling in Coach Class on nearly all flights within the 48 contiguous United States of at least 2,000 miles or four hours.

Delta’s new menu features five selections from English available for a cost of $4 to $9, including two breakfast and three lunch/dinner entrees.

  • Breakfast entrees include:
    • Nutella®, Banana PB&J: Nutella, grape jelly and banana slices on a ciabatta roll ($4)
    • Cheddar, Turkey Bacon and Apple Butter Croissant: apple butter, cheddar cheese, sliced turkey bacon and Granny Smith apple slices on a croissant ($6)
  • Lunch/dinner entrees include:
    • Grilled Mediterranean Shrimp Salad: Earthbound Farm® baby romaine lettuce, pitted kalamata olives, diced tomato, cucumber strips, red onion julienne, feta cheese triangles and grilled shrimp, served with red wine vinaigrette ($9)
    • Roast Beef Steak Cobb Sandwich: Thinly sliced roast beef, Earthbound Farm romaine lettuce, avocado egg salad, applewood smoked bacon on Cuban bread served with blue cheese dressing ($8)
    • Chilled Black Olive Spaghetti Salad: Spaghetti tossed with a black olive tapenade, topped with olives, capers, basil leaves, served with Earthbound Farm romaine hearts, a parmesan tuille and olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette dressing ($8)

“Todd English has a unique and world-class approach to cuisine that is a perfect addition to Delta’s food for purchase menu,” said Joanne Smith, Delta’s senior vice president of In-Flight Service and Global Product Development. “We are committed to providing our customers with a wide variety of choices when they travel with us and we are confident these delicious, new signature dishes offer something to suit every taste.”

"This is a new day for Delta, an airline committed to upgrading its in-flight experience, and I'm proud to be a part of this project. I've designed a menu of entrees that I hope will change customers' ideas of what Coach Class food can be," said Todd English. "These dishes offer a modern twist on popular classics, and I hope that customers will be surprised and impressed with the quality of their in-flight meal."

Delta launched its food for purchase menu in September on nonstop mainline flights between New York-John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and four West Coast markets – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. Today, the food for purchase menu, including English’s signature creations becomes available on almost every mainline flight within the 48 contiguous United States of at least 2,000 miles or four hours. Customers will continue to receive complimentary snacks on all flights of more than 250 miles on Delta and Delta Connection carrier flights.

With today’s additions, Delta now features the food for purchase program in Coach Class on nearly all flights between the following markets:



Atlanta Portland, Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento
Boston Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas
Cincinnati San Francisco
Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas
Hartford Los Angeles
Jacksonville Los Angeles
Las Vegas New York–JFK, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Boston
Los Angeles New York–JFK, Boston, Tampa, Orlando, Hartford, Fort Lauderdale, Raleigh, Jacksonville,
New York-JFK Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle
Oakland Atlanta
Orlando Los Angeles, Las Vegas
Phoenix New York-JFK
Portland Atlanta, New York-JFK
Raleigh Los Angeles
Sacramento Atlanta
Salt Lake City Boston, Fort Lauderdale
San Diego New York-JFK
San Francisco Cincinnati, New York-JFK
San Jose Atlanta
Seattle New York-JFK
Tampa Los Angeles
Delta plans to add more routes to the program in 2008.

English joins renowned Chef Michelle Bernstein, Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson and Nightlife Proprietor Rande Gerber in Delta’s effort to create a distinctive and delicious experience for travelers at 30,000 feet. To complement the food for purchase menu, Delta customers can toast to their travels with new creations from Midnight Sky – the signature cocktail program created exclusively for Delta by nightlife proprietor Rande Gerber. Delta’s signature cocktails are offered on board all domestic and international Delta mainline flights, select Delta Connection carrier flights, and in the airline’s Crown Room Clubs and BusinessElite lounges. This fall, customers can choose from three signature cocktails, personally mixed by Delta flight attendants who have been specially trained by mixologists from the Gerber Group.

Additionally, by mid-2008 Delta customers traveling in both First and Coach Classes on all flights of at least 2,000 miles or four hours will experience comfortable all-leather seating and Delta on Demand at every seat. The airline’s advanced digital entertainment system features a personal seven-inch widescreen monitor; 18 channels of live television; a choice of up to 25 new and popular classic films; 40 hours of premium HBO content; more than 3,000 MP3s; a suite of 12 video games and much more.

About Todd English
Todd English is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, and television star based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City. He is currently the chef and owner of Olives in Charlestown, Massachusetts. In recent years, English has established Olives as one of the most prestigious names in the nation by opening other locations around the world: Olives New York in the W Hotel in Union Square, Olives Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Olives DC in the heart of Washington, DC, Olives Aspen at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, and Olives Biloxi at Beau Rivage.

Todd has just been named to the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America.” English’s television credits include his public television series, “Cooking with Todd English,” produced by Connecticut Public Television. He also now stars in “Food Trip with Todd English,” a half-hour program produced by WGBH that debuted in January 2007. On “Food Trip,” Todd travels to domestic and international locations (Tokyo, Nantucket, New York City, Boston, Phoenix, and Tucson) to explore different regional dishes and culinary traditions. At the end of each show he returns to his home kitchen at Olives in Boston to create a dish inspired by the ingredients and cuisine of each locale he has visited. Todd has authored the critically acclaimed cookbooks, “The Olives Table,” and “The Figs Table” and “The Olives Dessert Table” published by Simon & Schuster.

About Delta
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 317 destinations in 55 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than any other major U.S. airline is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 35 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers nearly 500 weekly flights to 58 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 479 worldwide destinations in 104 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at

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