Airplane meal service – courtesy Delta pilots

File under: those were the days….

According to this entry by archives manager Marie Force in the Delta Air Lines blog today, back in the 1930’s the airline’s on-board meals were served by pilots.

She writes:

In 1936, Delta flew the Lockheed 10 Electras, which cruised 160 miles per hour and held 10 passengers, 2 pilots and our first complimentary meal service—box lunches served by the co-pilot.

(From the Delta archives)

The menu: two sandwiches, fruit (apple, orange or banana), a small cake and coffee poured from a thermos.

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