EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12951 posts, RR: 62 Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8723 times:
I think the main reason is that it's one of those drinks that just never occur to you as a choice until you SEE it sitting on the cart.
Most people have their "usual" drinks for on the ground, but those are the ones commonly offered in vending machines...and ginger ale is usually not one of those! So, when you see it on the cart coming down the aisle, you think, "Damn, that sounds pretty good!"
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FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2267 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8710 times:
I think EA CO AS hit the nail on the head. My beverage of preference onboard aircraft is definitely ginger ale. Up until somewhat recently, I would usually have Sprite or 7-Up, but I decided to try the Canada Dry Ginger Ale, as it's not common on the ground and I couldn't remember the last time I tried it. From then on, ginger ale has been my drink of choice. I also like that the beverage does not contain caffinee, and also contains a slightly less calories and sugar than do most sodas.
Aerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2554 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8583 times:
For me, 2 reasons.....
1) Ginger Ale gives me less gas than Coke etc. And I think we all know what it's like to be gassy in an area as small and intimate as a plane (shudder, memories of an EMB120 flight come rushing back).
2) I think it just plain tastes nicer. I stopped drinking most fizzy drinks a long time ago, and trying them again now is just puke-inducing. It's like giving up McDonalds for 6 months and then going back to it. You start to realise how unpleasant it really is.
Gr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1587 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8557 times:
Also, ginger ale is generally not available at fast-food outlets. BTW, why does Diet Coke fizz up so f++king much?! I can pour four other soft drinks while waiting for the Diet Coke foam to subside. It makes a mess on the cart, too. Diet Sprite and Vanilla Coke fizz up alot but calm down right away. For all you passengers out there: you're more likely to get a whole can without asking for it if you order Diet Coke because we just don't have time to fool with it.
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 18 Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 8502 times:
Ginger capsules work wonders for motion sickness. I don't know if there really is any "ginger" in ginger ale, but I would agree with the theory that it's orderd because people are wanting to avoid motion sickness.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7719 posts, RR: 17 Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8304 times:
I am a big ginger ale fanatic to begin with, and if they served Fresca on planes I'd get that too. Ginger Ale is pretty light and non-caffinated so it is not a bad choice on the plane. Plus it is just slightly sweet (at least the Canada Dry stuff is, Schweeps is a tad bit dryer).
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