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Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?  
User currently offlineJU068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2640 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4309 times:
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Hello everyone!

There have been countless discussions on the forum about which US airlines serve coke or Pepsi. The most recent one being from 2006 if I am not mistaken. So I decided to see what has happened since.
Recently I flew on JU from BEG to CPH and to LCA and I was surprised to see that JU doesn't serve either. The reason for this being that recently they have joined a new program 'buy local' in order to support the Serbian economy. Before this they have been serving Pepsi.
My question is which airlines serve Pepsi and which serve coke and which ones don't serve either one?

Thanks...

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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4297 times:



Quoting JU068 (Thread starter):
My question is which airlines serve Pepsi and which serve coke and which ones don't serve either one?

How about AA which serves both? That's one of the things I love about them! I am a Pepsi guy, and it's oh so hard to get it on airlines.

I know Coke is served on WN, UA, US, DL in the United States


User currently offlineADXMatt From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 951 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Continental is Coke

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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

Midwest and Frontier are both Pepsi airlines.


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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

I never really pay attention because I don't really care, as long as it's not Dr Pepper or Virgin Cola. I do remember that LH served Coke on my recent flights with them (unfortunately only light not zero, but that's also not a big deal). Not sure about KL, but IIRC they also serve Coke.


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User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two? I could really care less if it's Pepsi or Coca Cola... Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice Big grin


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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4134 times:

Alaska is one of those buy local airlines and serves Jones Soda, which is a Seattle based company known for making really wacky flavours like bubblegum soda.


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6536 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

The selection of Coke for the merged DL/NW must have been a big blow to Pepsi. I think CO's contract might be coming up for renewal soon, so perhaps Pepsi will fight hard to get a deal with CO. Another option would be for them to give AA a sweet deal to drop Coke and serve Pepsi products exclusively.


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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4010 times:



Quoting JU068 (Thread starter):
Recently I flew on JU from BEG to CPH and to LCA and I was surprised to see that JU doesn't serve either. The reason for this being that recently they have joined a new program 'buy local' in order to support the Serbian economy.

What do they serve then? Does Serbia have a local brand? And there's a Coca-Cola bottler in Serbia, so that makes no sense at all.

To continue the list of who-serves-what...

JetBlue serves Coca-Cola
Airtran serves Coca-Cola (being Atlanta-based, they'd better be!)
Spirit is also a Coke airline
Not sure what Virgin America serves, their vastly overcomplicated website doesn't seem to say
Alaska serves Jones sodas

Outside the US,
BA is Coke, IIRC...their craptacular website doesn't list anything. BA has such a huge website, and yet it seems to have so little actual information...a pet peeve of mine.

Virgin Atlantic...doesn't say either. Is it a Virgin Group policy not to put any specifics on their websites? They had Virgin Cola last time I flew them.

EasyJet is Pepsi
Iberia is Coke, which mixes well with rum, which you need to put up with Iberia...


User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3985 times:



Quoting JU068 (Thread starter):
The reason for this being that recently they have joined a new program 'buy local' in order to support the Serbian economy.

I can't stop thinking there is another main reason they stopped serving it. Is JU a buy-on-board airline nowadays?

Quoting Kappel (Reply 4):
I do remember that LH served Coke on my recent flights with them

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Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

Yes, at least I can. But I don't bother, I like them both.

Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice

Yugh! Big grin



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3973 times:



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

I taste a huge difference.


User currently offlineTennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3961 times:
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I've had both Coke and Pepsi on VN flights

User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3782 times:



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

Absolutely -- there's even a big difference between containers. For me,

Fountain: Coke wins (especially super surupy movie theater Coke), but Pepsi is tolerable.
Plastic bottle: Pepsi hands down to Coke
Can: Coke hands down to Pepsi (blech).

In the air (and served from a can), however, I've found that for whatever reason I can barely tolerate either Coke or Pepsi and strongly prefer Sprite or Mountain Dew when available.

Lincoln



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6920 posts, RR: 63
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

This fixation on the part of US posters is baffling in the extreme to many of us from the other side of the Atlantic.

Both Pepsi and Cole are nasty, artificial drinks aimed at children and teenagers.

Neither is remotely healthy or has any authentically positive features whatsoever. Yet when Presidents move in and out of the White House, their choice of vending machines receives headline attention and the particular brand of slop each airline peddles to its hapless customers is deemed deserving of bandwidth.

Wasn't the term 'Get a life!' coined in the USA? Don't you take your own advice?


User currently offlineRichcandy From UK - England, joined Aug 2001, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3650 times:



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

Yes, but not just the difference between Pepsi and Coke. I am sure I used to be able to taste a difference in Coke depending on where it was bottled. When I was a kid in Ireland most coke was bottled locally but from time to time some of the shops would have coke bottled in England and it would not taste the same. It was the same when you went to Spain it just did not taste the same. I think it might be to do with the water that mixed with the syrup.

Not allowed it anymore but hay ho.

Alex


User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2103 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3635 times:



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two? I could really care less if it's Pepsi or Coca Cola... Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice

If you can't taste the difference there must be something wrong with your taste buds. I love going to Caribbean or Mexico and getting Coke with actual sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup, that's a huge improvement on the stuff we get in the US.

Most of the tomato juice I've seen has very high levels of sodium. One brand in particular is close to 1000% of the USDA recommended daily amount of sodium.


User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1685 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3582 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 15):

I respectfully disagree, the so-called 'obsession' with Coke/Pepsi is not limited to just US posters, in fact, the term 'global brand' was pretty much invented to descibe them. To you it may seem silly, to others, no. In fact, a.netters tend to discuss topics which to most would seem obscure (e.g. which DL 757s have winglets etc.). They don't call us a.nutters for nothing you know  Smile


User currently offlineMBJ2000 From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3564 times:



Quoting Silentbob (Reply 17):
If you can't taste the difference there must be something wrong with your taste buds. I love going to Caribbean or Mexico and getting Coke with actual sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup, that's a huge improvement on the stuff we get in the US.

Most of the tomato juice I've seen has very high levels of sodium. One brand in particular is close to 1000% of the USDA recommended daily amount of sodium.

Are you really trying to say that's it's healthier to drink *-Cola than tomato juice??? Then sorry dude, but it seems the adverts from CocaCola and Pepsi have really worked well on you...



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User currently offlineFlyfree727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3520 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 15):
This fixation on the part of US posters is baffling in the extreme to many of us from the other side of the Atlantic.

Both Pepsi and Cole are nasty, artificial drinks aimed at children and teenagers.

Your profile says from Japan, yet you make reference to being on the other side of the Atlantic, so Im not sure where you currently are, however, according to Coke's website, consumption in Japan, and worldwide for that matter has doubled in the past 20 years. Consumption in the US has not doubled in the past 20 years. Coke coined the phrase "Its the real thing." Sounds like the rest of the world now agrees.

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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3492 times:



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two? I could really care less if it's Pepsi or Coca Cola... Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice

Yup, I can because I grew up drinking coke. I can tell you the difference between normal, diet, caffeine free and zero as well.  Wink Pepsi is far to bitter for me, personally. If you put a glass of pepsi in front of me and told me it was coke, I'd know you were lying.

I'm pretty sure Easyjet serves coke. I don't know about anybody else.


User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6338 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

I think most airlines in Europe serve Coca Cola. Bmi and Ryanair have Pepsi drinks on board while Virgin Atlantic stick with the Virgin brand and serve Virgin Cola, I think they still do anyway.

Aer Lingus: Coca Cola
Bmi: Pepsi
easyJet: Coca Cola
British Airways: Coca Cola
American Airlines: Coca Cola
Iberia: Coca Cola
Ryanair: Pepsi
Virgin Atlantic: Virgin Cola

I like both Coke and Pepsi so it doesn't bother me, I probably drink too much of the stuff anyway! Never liked Virgin Cola, very sickly sweet.


User currently offlineJU068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2640 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3484 times:
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JU is a 'full' service airline, a meal and two drinks are served. On their longer flight to AUH you get a warm meal and then cold breakfast.

Indeed, coke is bottled in Serbia but I assume they see Coke as an American product, not Serbian. So they serve serbian wine, serbian juices and serbian water  Wink

Serbian= serbian company produces in Serbia  Wink


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1030 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

So, does any airline serve RC Cola, or has any airline ever served it in the past? (When I went to an airshow a few years ago I was surprised that all the food vendors were serving neither Coke nor Pepsi, but RC Cola! That of course isn't an airline, but one of the only times I've seen RC Cola get a contract like that.)

User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6920 posts, RR: 63
Reply 23, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3420 times:



Quoting Flyfree727 (Reply 18):
Your profile says from Japan, yet you make reference to being on the other side of the Atlantic, so Im not sure where you currently are

I'm a European currently living in Japan. Here in Japan and in the four European countries where I've lived, I don't know a single adult who drinks either of these sickly, carbonated drinks.

Quoting Flyfree727 (Reply 18):
according to Coke's website, consumption in Japan, and worldwide for that matter has doubled in the past 20 years

Coke aren't selling a drink, they're selling a lifestyle. Cynical marketing draws people into it. Cigarette manufacturers are doing the same thing in developing countries. Neither the increased consumption of cigarettes nor colas is good for the health of the world's population so "doubled in the past 20 years" doesn't sound like much to celebrate to me.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15744 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3400 times:



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 8):
BA is Coke, IIRC...

They are, which most importantly means they have European orange Fanta.



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25 ElBandGeek : I really wish more airlines served Pepsi products, not because I prefer it (don't get me wrong, I do. Coke is especially disgusting to me for some rea
26 Kappel : I know plenty of people who do (I live in the Netherlands). It's all about moderation. I like a coke a day (mostly during lunch or dinner), but the r
27 ExFATboy : The fixation on reading and then commenting on threads that clearly address subjects that posters repeatedly state they have no interest in baffles m
28 ExFATboy : Read the post again, saw the answer... But that raises two questions: * no booze? If so, what do you mix it with? * where's the CAFFEINE?
29 Kappel : I'm actually surprised that any airline actually lists whether they serve Coke or Pepsi. Europeans generally don't care about this distinction. The C
30 Burnsie28 : Pepsi didn't lose out too much though since NW/DL will seell Frito-lay (A pepsi company) snacks for sale on their flights.
31 Bongodog1964 : There is no way that SRB will alllow any Virgin branded plane to serve anything other than Virgin Cola; after all its virtually the only opportunity
32 QantasA333 : Here in Australia: Qantas: Coke Virgin Blue: Coke Jetstar: Coke Tiger Airways: Coke But in other use, McDonalds has Coke, KFC has Pepsi. Certain fast
33 AlexEU : Easy to see why If they served Pepsi I would be surprised. Do they serve Virgin Cola on Virgin Blue and Virgin Nigeria? Haven´t flown JU in a year,
34 IAirAllie : Weird that you pick on US posters when this thread was started by a non-US poster and many of the replies have been international. Tomato juice is no
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