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Why Is Ginger Ale So Popular On Airplanes  
User currently offlineSWALUVFA From United States of America, joined May 2002, 277 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10825 times:

The Tomato Juice was a GREAT one but here is another drink that people LOVE to get on planes.....GINGER ALE! Now when do people drink ginger ale on the ground (besides when you have an upset stomach)  Smile

I love it though!..this threat has NO negative tone from me! I enjoy serving ginger ale and tomato juice

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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10820 times:

Maybe that is the exact reason: To prevent an upset stomach!


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13548 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10814 times:
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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!"  Big grin



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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10801 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.

User currently offlineNdege From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10797 times:

Ginger ale doesn't have a stomach calming effect on me. I might as well be drinking syrup of ipecac. *IF* I can swallow it without gagging I'll vomit once it hits bottom.

BL


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 10765 times:

I was JUST about to start this thread!!!!!

I love airborne ginger ale  Smile


User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 10759 times:

For me, at home, ginger ale and root beer are the two most consumed soda's...I alternate bottles of each....but "up there", I get cranberry juice or apple juice if possible...or ginger ale!


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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 10758 times:

It may have something to do with the fact that taste changes at altitude? Best SWAG (Scientific Wild-A$$ Guess) I can give it!

SWALUVFA,

I enjoy serving ginger ale and tomato juice

So, what you're really trying to say is that you hate serving Coke, Pepsi, 7-Up and Sprite? How dare you attack institutions like that?  Big grin < sarcasm off >

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User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10721 times:

Ginger Ale is perfect if you want to take a nap after having your drink. It's my favorite, and I prefer Canada Dry rather than Schweppes!!!!


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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7117 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10703 times:

Better keep quiet about Canada Dry as its not american  Big grin we may have to have a Canada Dry vs Coke arguement, and call in the WTO to solve it  Big grin


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User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2687 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10674 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.

All in all, go the Ale! My favourite.


User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10657 times:
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Yeah, I guess it just tastes lighter and nicer up there??????


Honestly, i used to be one of those pax that ordered them too. THen I thought about why and really couldn;t figure it out.

In fact, I guess I have/ used to have ginger ale OR pineapple juice.

Just a weirdism I guess.



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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10648 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. Big grin

User currently offlineDonreith From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10633 times:

Canada Dry is actually owned by Dr Pepper/SevenUp, a very American corporation, so you'll have to save a cross-border spat for something else!

For some reason I tend to go towards tomato juice on planes. Never touch the stuff on the ground.


User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10593 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.

User currently offlineFunFlying From Finland, joined Jul 2001, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10575 times:

For me the one and only favourite drink onboard is Gin Tonic or Gin Bitter!  Big grin I just have to get one when I'm flying.


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10499 times:

Well, there WAS ginger in ginger ale when it was conceived.

Now, my guess is that its the artificial flavor of ginger.

For those in major US metro areas - go to a Big Bowl and order a fresh ginger soda. They make it right then and there, and it has a strong, spicy ginger flavor. You'll really enjoy it.

Oh, and I too almost always order ginger ale on airplanes.

N


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10422 times:

I get ginger ale when there's no juice available, because ginger ale is HAS NO CAFFEINE.

redngold

[Edited 2003-04-24 21:30:31]


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7773 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10395 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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User currently offlineRmenon From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10344 times:

Redngold hit the nail...

The last thing I want to do on airplanes is drink something with alcohol or caffeine in it (espp long haul) and worsen the dehydration.

So the non-caffeinated drinks are the only choice - and I'd rather have ginger ale than 7up/sprite.


User currently offlineDan6681 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10295 times:

Donreith;

I think Coca-Cola makes Canada Dry Ginger Ale, since it is carried on airlines who use food service that have coke contracts.

Correct me if I am wrong....

I to usually opt for a Canada Dry Ginger Ale when flying and I thought I was in the vast minority.



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User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10236 times:

I always get ginger ale with a lime when I fly. Gigneil: you are right, Big Bowl does have the best ginger soda. They were the ones who got me started on the lime and ginger ale combo.

Kris
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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13548 posts, RR: 62
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10234 times:
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They were the ones who got me started on the lime and ginger ale combo.

Mix half Bacardi Limon with half ginger ale over ice, add lime and a little cranberry juice...et voila! One helluva good drink...La Bebida Sin Nombre.



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User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10229 times:

Thats why I always used to drink ginger ale on the jet, to prevent upset stomachs. WHOOOOHOOO!

Brian


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10193 times:

EA CO AS: thanks for the drink info! The drink without a name sounds really good. Except im not 21 but... I can change that!  Big thumbs up

Kris
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25 Post contains images Concorde1518 : I always wondered this myself, and I'm really happy that someone asked this lol.. I think that it is great, and I ALWAYS have it on flights, and on th
26 Trintocan : Interesting topic. It is true though as I often select ginger ale when flying but hardly drink it on the ground. Back in Trinidad Canada Dry is widely
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