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How To Get A Free Drink  
User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

Assuming you are the appropiate age, how do you get a free drink on a airplane?



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

sit in first class.........................


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

....or flirt with a F/A...


"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Wait to they aint looken and go fetch one self-serve style?....

CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

...or flirt with the passenger seating next to you. With some luck you might be getting also a free hotel room for the night. With a bit more luck that person will be of the opposite sex.

RM Big grin



There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

....or fly international. Drinks are usually free on international flights on the major carriers.

'949


User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3377 times:
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Get really delayed and have it be the airline's fault. THey will get you drunk so you shut up (hopefully).


Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Fly BA, VS, SQ, QF, NZ, LH.........................the list is endless!


Aircraft flown:F27,Viscount. EMB120, SAAB340, ATR70, 737-200.737-300,DC8, DC10,747-100,747-200,747-300,747-400, A320, A3
User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Assuming you are the appropiate age, how do you get a free drink on a airplane?

It's pretty easy..

Just fill your paper cup at the drinking fountain(or sink or toilet in the restroom) in the terminal prior to boarding the aircraft.


User currently offlineNikibary From United States of America, joined May 2003, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

No that would be a way to get a free drink at the airport... You would need to go to the lavatory on an airplane to get a free drink there.

I guess there is no way other than flirting the F/A or having a reason for a compensation.

slightly off topic, but what's the drinking age on international flights from Europe to the states, while the drinking age here is 21 its 18 or even 16 in Germany for beer, how strict are the carriers when it comes to the drinking age? Especially American ones on international flights?


User currently offlineFlySwiss From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 443 posts, RR: 42
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

FlySwiss as it is legal in Switzerland to get a beer with 16  Smile


Simle at the world and the world smiles back :)
User currently offlineEisenbach From Austria, joined Mar 2001, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

FLY A EUROPEAN AIRLINE  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

especially KLM is known for it's good service.



Do228, Saab340, Twin-Otter, C212, Fokker50, AN24, ATR42, ATR72, Dash8-400Q, MD90, MD83, EMB120, A300, A343, B721, B743,.
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2991 times:

Drinking age is indeed 21 on American carriers. If there is a real question in the F/A's mind, they are supposed to request ID, just as if you were in a bar.

User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

21 in the USA  Wow! Learn something everyday.. it's 16 here.

Josh


User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

I usually just hand my SWA FA a drink coupon.

User currently offlineCanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

If your flight is delayed, sometimes they'll just comp the drinks.

User currently offlineMesadude From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

I flew Horizon Air last month from SFO to PDX. The flight on a CRJ-700 offered a free Oregon microbrew, regional glass of wine, as well as Starbuck's Coffee. Not bad for a regional airline. Flight time was just 1.25 hours or so. I was impressed.
Mesadude


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

I've been regularly offered alcohol on DL since I was 16 in 1st Class; never even had to ask.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineSWAFA30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2828 times:


At SWA we are allowed to use free drinks as a Customer Service tool. Say a family boards late on a full flight and I need to seat them together, I may ask passengers to volunteer to move to help me out. For those who do offer to move, as a "Thank You" I will offer them a free drink. Sometimes a passenger will have a bad Customer Service experience before they board....a free cocktail, when appropriate, is a quick and easy way for me to apologize on behalf of my airline and potentially save a lost customer. If I have passengers celebrating a special occasion(wedding, bachelor,/bachelorette party, anniversary). I will sometimes give a complimentary cocktail. As a matter of fact, if I know in advance I can order a complimentary bottle of champagne for newlywed or anniversary couples. Also, like most other carriers, we can give a free first round of drinks for a significant delay depending on the circumstances. The liquor minis are purchased for just cents...so it's a relatively inexpensive "frill" that I can provide a passenger despite that fact that we are a "no-frills" carrier.


User currently offlineBirdy92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2776 times:

Fly Midwest Express (3 yrs ago) with the crew scheduler and charter scheduler to Dallas for a bachelor party with 5 other of your closest friends, and have the cabin crew and flight crew buy a round (Only thing left onboard Special Ex)

User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

I was always very liberal with who I comped drinks to. As a former FA, I would say just be friendly and helpful. We generally like to reward pleasant attitudes.

Brian - SPOT THIS!


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