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Coke Or Pepsi For The New UA?  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6490 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

While both UA and CO currently have contracts with Coke, most likely both such contracts will become null and void if CO and UA merge.

Currently, out of the major US airlines, only AA serves Pepsi products, although not exclusively. Pepsi of course lost NW after the merged DL/NW decided to go with Coke (no surprise there). I am pretty sure that Pepsi will try to fight hard to win the new UA's contract. UA actually served Pepsi products from 2002-2007, and perhaps Pepsi would like them back after they merge with CO.

As for current contracts, I know the UA contract will come up for renewal in 2012. However, I am not sure when CO's contract comes up for renewal. Still, both contracts would probably become null and void in such a merger.


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User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5911 times:

I would prefer pepsi and im sure pepsi will fight hard for the contract after losing NW

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25165 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5893 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
most likely both such contracts will become null and void if CO and UA merge.
Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
both contracts would probably become null and void in such a merger.

Why on earth do you make such and assumption?

In general contracts are not vacated or in your mind "null and void" due mergers, only due to things like one party filing bankruptcy.
A new or merged company assumes contracts and commitments of the previous company and matter of fact most major contracts even spell this out via an assumption clause.

Sure a combined company can work to renegotiate its contracts, but to do so takes the agreement of both sides.



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User currently offlineCOflyerBOS From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

Who cares about Coke and Pepsi?

BRING BACK DR. PEPPER!!!!!!!


User currently offlineAA767400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2360 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

Quoting COflyerBOS (Reply 3):
BRING BACK DR. PEPPER!!!!!!!

Out of all majors, and minor airlines in the U.S., AA is the only carrier offering both Coke, and Pepsi.

And speaking of Dr. Pepper, What carriers serve it? AA also serves Dr. pepper, however being based in Texas, you know that was a given.  



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User currently offlinen471wn From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5653 times:
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Quoting AA767400 (Reply 4):
And speaking of Dr. Pepper, What carriers serve it

SWA does---another reason I fly them


User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5651 times:

Quoting n471wn (Reply 5):
SWA does---another reason I fly them

I'm curious to know which other reason you have to fly with an airline?

for me it doesn't really matter what the airline serves....


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3421 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5531 times:

Anybody know what an airline pays per can/case?


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 4):
however being based in Texas, you know that was a given.

Actually, CO does not serve Dr. Pepper, they serve Pibb Xtra (formerly Mr. Pibb).



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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3739 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5479 times:

PepsiCo should do one of their "Power of One" deals with the new UA: Pepsi beverages for the drinks and Frito-Lay snacks.

Frankly, I'm very surprised that PepsiCo hasn't done one of these deal yet with an airline.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5475 times:

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 4):
And speaking of Dr. Pepper, What carriers serve it?

F9 serves Dr. Pepper along with Pepsi products.



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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Coke Or Pepsi For The New UA?  

Hope it's Coke, on a personal note. I'm sure PepsiCo will try hard to in the UA/CO contract, thoguh.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5454 times:

I'm sure the contract won't be up for a while. With the merger when you've got the same supplier going to both pre-merger companies, they'll renegotiate the rates, but the contract will not go poof and vanish.

User currently offlinelovetojetblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5325 times:

NO COKE, PEPSI!

I couldn't resist, sorry  



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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

Quoting COflyerBOS (Reply 3):
BRING BACK DR. PEPPER!!!!!!!

+1

There is no difference between Coke and Pepsi....


User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 14):
There is no difference between Coke and Pepsi....

Take that back!!  

I don't see why either of them would switch to Pepsi, unless Pepsi offers them a FAR better deal than Coca-Cola.



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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 14):
There is no difference between Coke and Pepsi....

I beg to differ; while the flavor of both is virtually the same, Pepsi is sweeter than Coke (I looked at the nutrition facts on both cans: Pepsi has more sugar and less sodium than Coke). Now, when it comes to their diet counterparts, the difference in taste is vast.



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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1014 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5289 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 14):
There is no difference between Coke and Pepsi....

From a popular facebook group:

"Could I have a can of Coke, please? -Is Pepsi OK? -Is Monopoly money OK?!"

So much for the consumers' preference  

PS: Had I still an account over there, I'd most likely join.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5289 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 14):
There is no difference between Coke and Pepsi...

I notice the difference and much prefer Coke myself.

Quoting stylo777 (Reply 6):
for me it doesn't really matter what the airline serves....

I can't say I've ever decided on one airline over the other because of "Coke" or "Pepsi". If I was on an airline that I knew only served Pepsi and I really wanted I a Coke, I would buy a Coke in the terminal and bring it on the plane.


User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 18):
I notice the difference and much prefer Coke myself.

I used to think that but Coke or Pepsi doesnt make a difference to me. I have noticed that different countries have different tastes though.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6490 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 15):
I don't see why either of them would switch to Pepsi, unless Pepsi offers them a FAR better deal than Coca-Cola.

And I am pretty sure that Pepsi will try to offer them a killer deal that could make them switch, especially after the loss of NW. However, that doesn't mean they will accept the offer.



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