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Delta Air Lines makes the long-haul flight more comfortable

Delta seems keen on making flights a bit more comfortable. Right now, they’re focused on improving the in-flight amenities so you don’t have to dread the long hours in the air. You know what we mean. Flying long-haul is exciting, but it’s long-haul nonetheless.

With new in-flight prospects in terms of food, entertainment, and grooming, Delta’s collaborations with brands and chefs are trying to make your time worth it. Here’s what they’ve come up with.

New seasonal menus from world-renowned chefs

If you’re flying to the US via Seoul or Narita, you can sample the menus specially made by chefs Norio Ueno and Kwon Woo-Joong. Both chefs have earned their stars in the Michelin Guide for their work in their respective cuisines, and they have curated a selection specifically for the air.

Japanese meal by Chef Norio Ueno / Photo credit: Delta

If you’re taking off from Los Angeles, meanwhile, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo have you covered. The James Beard Award winners have created a selection using seasonal ingredients from some of L.A.’s produce suppliers.

All of this is served using tableware from Alessi, a thoroughly modern design company from Italy that collaborates with artists, architects, and industrial designers to bring out the art in everyday things.

Alessi serviceware collection / Photo credit: Delta

TUMI amenity kits

This is a well-considered take on the usual flight kits you get on long-haul flights. You’re going to use it anyway, so why not make one that’s nice enough to keep? The TUMI kit comes in two variants: a hard case for Delta One (the airline’s exclusive business class offering) and a soft pouch for Delta Premium Select.

The Delta One version is based on TUMI’s 19 Degree collection, which comes in aluminum, and can be monogrammed. Inside are ear plugs, eye masks, and dental kits, and it also has a line of Kiehl’s products, including Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 and a grapefruit-scented Deluxe Hand and Body Lotion with Aloe Vera and Oatmeal.

Delta One Hard Amenity Kit / Photo credit: Delta

Delta Premium Select’s soft blue pouch includes Malin+Goetz vitamin B lotion, as well as a dental kit, an eye mask, socks, and ear plugs.

Delta Premium Select Amenity Kit / Photo credit: Delta

The Delta Studio

Delta’s in-flight entertainment system, the Delta Studio, stores a library of over 300 movies and more than 2,500 songs. It’s got live satellite TV on select flights, as well as Showtime and HBO, so you can catch up on a few shows along the way.

You can also listen to podcasts from a variety of genres, so you don’t have to watch something all the time. And on Delta One and Delta Premium Select flights, you can do this with LSTN noise-cancelling earphones.

Photo credit: Delta

Long-haul flights might still be a chore, but at least you can take it a little easier while traveling.