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Do You Drink Alcohol On Board?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6589 times:

Mixed drinks, beer, wine, champagne, etc.. do you consume any of them inflight? I do, sometimes beer on early morning flights  


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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6574 times:

Oh yes!

My staple drink on a domestic flight is a Vodka and Sprite (Had one on my flight up to MAN today)

Longhaul its always Champers on the ground, and a great white wine before the meal, and a nice white to compliment the dinner. I have the odd beer sometimes, but after the champers and wine I stick with Tea/water and soft drinks from there on


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6567 times:

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't ... depends on my mood. Usually on domestic flights, I'll take a beer or two with a snack. Internationally, I'll usually get a red wine with my meal followed by a gin and tonic or Jack Daniels with a lemon wedge.


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User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6556 times:

I never drink alcohol when inside an aircraft. Intentionally !
And I´m not missing anything.
It really gets beyond me why so many people focus on alcoholic drinks when flying - and complain about airlines charging for alcoholic beverages ...



I miss the sound of rolls royce darts and speys
User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

Quoting MHG (Reply 3):
I never drink alcohol when inside an aircraft. Intentionally !

Likewise.

Alcohol in a pressurised aircraft has more of an adverse effect on the body than it does on the ground. If there is an emergency on take off or landing I'll be no use when it comes to getting myself or my family off safely if I'm 3 parts pissed.

Plenty of time to enjoy a couple of beers or share a bottle of wine with my wife when we're at home or at our hotel. When I'm in the air I'm staying stone cold sober.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27293 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6539 times:

Mostly Champagne and sometimes a double Baileys on the rocks. Im not really a drinker but do enjoy an odd glass.

User currently offlineFriendlySkiesUK From UK - England, joined Jul 2011, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

I normally fly first class or business so I drink before I board and then once on the aircraft – the only times I don’t is when I have a meeting the same day at the other end of the flight, but on long haul flights you can have a few drinks in the lounge, then onboard and as long as you stop drinking alcohol around six hours before landing (and eight hours before the meeting starts) I am always fine.

I must admit while I get tipsy on flights I NEVER get drunk – it’s an etiquette thing  

Kat



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6532 times:

Has to be champagne or white wine.

FR do a great bottle of champagne that's cheaper & bigger than EIs  

I had a small champagne recently on an EI morning flight.



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User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6508 times:

Yup. flew Y to LHR the other week got hammered with Vodka/sprites.

Flew J back to DFW, got hammered with the same only for free.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6493 times:
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No, never. Never took an alcoholic drink on board of an airplane.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3356 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 6474 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 9):


As a pax I do like a VERY GOOD white wine in F/C on a long 8+ night flight so that I sleep well.  



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 6473 times:
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Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 10):
As a pax I do like a VERY GOOD white wine in F/C on a long 8+ night flight so that I sleep well.  

Nah, not for me. When I drink alcohol I sleep less good, no matter if airborne or on the ground. So when I want a good sleep, I just sit back, relax and sleep. And thank god I can sleep on an airplane very well 

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3356 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago) and read 6468 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 11):

But NOT when you are up front.  



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User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6451 times:

A Friday evening beer is a near tradition for me on my weekly flight home from work. A glass of wine with dinner on longhaul is about it for me.

User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6446 times:

Can't do without me bloody mary every time I fly 

Speedbird741



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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6446 times:

As there are few European wines in the shops where I live it is an excellent opportunity to try something different when flying, so yes I do.

I often start with an orange juice as the pre-departure drink because I am not all that fussed about the méthode champenoise. I will occasionally have some bubbly but not very often. When it comes to dinner or lunch I will choose a wine to accompany it, and I like a drop of port with the cheese. Naturally a fine cognac is a must to finish.

As it is all included in the fare it would seem a shame to go without.  


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6434 times:
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Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 12):
But NOT when you are up front.  

When I am up front, then I always order a glass of red wine for the food and a whiskey after diner.......... NOT!

Of course I am sober when I am on duty. Actually I hardly ever drink alcohol at all...

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinen88kb From Australia, joined Jun 2010, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6429 times:

Scotch & dry for me.

Cheers

N88KB


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6409 times:

I Quit drinking Alcohol 2001.....Not touched a drop ever since.....So no drinks for me.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinejeppelainen From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6400 times:

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Depends if I'm driving home from the airport.

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 4):
If there is an emergency on take off or landing I'll be no use when it comes to getting myself or my family off safely if I'm 3 parts pissed.

That depends if my kids are travelling with me or not. Otherwise I'm thinking that due to the low chance of surviving a plane crash. I'd rather be tipsy when that happens  


User currently offlinetravelavnut From Netherlands, joined May 2010, 1665 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6388 times:

Ow yes, beer, a few vodkas and a 500mg pill of Iboprofun makes this 6 feet tall guy enjoy any long haul flight in economy  


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User currently offlineEUFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2011, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6384 times:

I always enjoy a drink when I fly, but I do have one rule, no alcohol before 12 noon.

I usually prefer red wine on flights, and some airlines like to ply passengers with bottles (small ones)


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3087 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6380 times:

Always nice with a couple drinks. But I do not get to a point where it affects me or the passengers around me. Some leisure routes have the worst passengers. Glad many airlines (TG for instance) only allow one drink at a time, just to slow down the passenger.

In June I flew TG to BKK from PER (with stopover in HKT). My seatmate probably had 10 drinks on the 6 hour flight to HKT, held up the plane in HKT as he missed the boarding call while at the bar, and became mad at the crew when he was disallowed alcohol between HKT and BKK, as TG do not serve alcohol on domestic flights. Also, the flight from PER was 4 hours delayed, so he probably had some at the bar on that end as well.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlinecarbon787 From United States of America, joined May 2010, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6371 times:

of course....no different to having the odd drink on terra firma!
As we usually travel up front, a nice glass of champagne to start with, then a wine or two with a meal and perhaps a nice scotch to follow.
I have learned the hard way though to not drink in excess whilst traveling by air!!!


User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6344 times:

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 4):
Alcohol in a pressurised aircraft has more of an adverse effect on the body than it does on the ground.

Exactly! It's like a 2-for-one special up there!

Anytime I've got an afternoon/evening domestic flight I stay pretty happy throughout the whole experience. That means 2-3 beers before leaving for the airport, another 1-2 post-security if there's time, and at least one mixed drink onboard. It's how I deal with 90 minutes of public transit followed by my Freedom Grope courtesy of the TSA.

On long rides in Economy you gotta do what you can to try and put yourself to sleep...for me that means wine, and lots of it.


25 Pe@rson : Nope, I don't. I don't particularly seen the need. But, each to their own.
26 Post contains images Rara : Sure do. I always liked Air France's Caribbean flights from ORY, where a small bottle of wine is served de rigueur with every meal, and you order your
27 aa61hvy : To fly on those cramped 744's to SXM etc it makes sense!
28 Eltomzo : I have a tradition of having a beer whenever I arrive into Australia/NZ - it's a long way from London and the weary traveller needs to celebrate arriv
29 signol : I'll usually have one or two, but no more than that. signol
30 srbmod : Yes. Typically a mixed drink or two depending on the flight and whether or not on a longer flight they have a second round of inflight service (There
31 Max Q : There's always someone with a joke isn't there Wilco.. I will have a glass or two of wine when travelling as a passenger but not too much as the dehy
32 Quokka : Tell me about it. On one flight from DXB to PER (I was coming back from CMN) the crew were wonderful. I was travelling in Y and had done nothing more
33 Post contains images BAViscount : I remember a time when EI served a champagne breakfast to every passenger in Business Class! Back in the mid 90s I had to attend a meeting in Dublin
34 EUFlyer : Exactly the same scenario I had, flying from LHR to SEA
35 exFATboy : As long as I don't have to drive when I land, I have a few...usually Vodka-7s. If I'm in Business or First, perhaps wine with a meal - I'm not a big w
36 cgnnrw : I'll second that! I actually choose AF because they offer free booze in Y class on their TATL flights, always make sure I get that free glass of Cham
37 BNEFlyer : If it's available, I'm drinking it. It's like a tradition for me, and my friends, to have a few drinks while flying. It's a shame QF only offer compli
38 srbmod : On DL, Heineken is one of the "good" beers they offer. Meanwhile, they serve some good beers in their Sky Clubs (Here in Atlanta you can get Sweetwat
39 AR385 : I don´t want to play "Mom" here, but mixing Ibuprofen aka Advil and alcohol is not such a good idea. Not as bad as Acetaminophen aka Tylenol and alc
40 DeltAirlines : Definitely do. On US Airways, it's normally a Beck's for me. On Delta, it depends. If I'm drinking a beer, it's Corona. Often on Delta, I'm consuming
41 travelavnut : It's not for sleeping, it's for numming the body so any sitting position becomes comfortable. euh.... I know mom, but hey, I don't smoke, I'm in good
42 WROORD : I used to get wine with dinner, but the last few years I do not drink at all on aircraft it makes you double tired.
43 Post contains images floridaflyboy : Oh yes, I had a similar experience flying MSP-LHR years ago. The crew recognized me and practically had me tipsy before we left the ground! On topic,
44 Post contains images BAViscount : I've had that happen to me too! I was flying AC's A319 service YYT-LHR in August 2007 and when the trolley came round I had asked for a Vodka and Cok
45 aerorobnz : Yes. I always have a white wine or two with dinner ( I like to try new wines that I haven't seen on the market before), and a bourbon and coke after d
46 Babybus : Yeah, you bet! Brandy if it's early morning (pretending it's medicinal) and red wine the rest of the time. J and F champagne all the way plus a few gl
47 spacecadet : If it's free (e.g. international flights), I'm drinking as much as they'll serve me. If it's not free (e.g. domestic), I usually don't drink. Though I
48 AirbusA6 : Definitely (if it's free) though not to excess, especially on a long haul international flight from the UK, as I like to go through immigration and cu
49 Post contains images ajd1992 : I don't, but I've never flown when I've been old enough. I was 17 the last time I flew, I'm 19 now (which is far too big of a gap for my liking, altho
50 Post contains images CPHFF : SK serves the irresistable Mr. & Mrs. T Bloody Mary Mix. Unless I must drive a car upon arrival, one or two will often slip down the hatch with Ab
51 Post contains images Delimit : I need something to chase the Xanax with.
52 Fiveholer : I'm not much of a drinker but I've developed a dirty habit of Baileys/coffee on morning flights in F. Last year in BF on EWR-OSL our FA made a few mea
53 BeakerLTN : This is quite an art.I Have different stipulations Before any holiday flight, Guiness at airport if before 9am, otherwise a nice bitter from Wetherspo
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