It's about time!

A Delta Airlines stewardess sells food on board a San Francisco, California bound plane April 11, 2014 outside of New York City.
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Big news for Delta passengers! The Atlanta-based airline has announced that free economy class meals will return to the friendly skies on select routes starting March 1.

The rollout begins with transcontinental Delta flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International, and between JFK and San Francisco International.

According to a release, this makes Delta the only U.S. carrier to offer free fresh meals for all passengers on select coast-to-coast routes. And that's not all. Beginning April 24, Delta plans to expand its complimentary meal service to 10 other major domestic markets, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Portland.

Delta's new meal program will feature a variety of options for customers depending on the time of day of their flight. For breakfast, customers can choose between a Honey Maple Breakfast Sandwich, Luvo Breakfast Medley or fruit and cheese plate. During the day, customers will be able to select from a Mesquite-Smoked Turkey Combo, Luvo Mediterranean Whole Grain Veggie Wrap, or fruit and cheese plate. For overnight flights, customers will be offered a breakfast bar during the pre-arrival beverage service.


"We are all about making our Main Cabin experience the best it can be for our customers and offering free, high quality meals is a big part of that experience," Allison Ausband, Delta's Senior Vice President of In-Flight Service, said in a release. "When we tested this concept, our customers loved it and appreciated it so we are implementing in our most strategic markets."