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Alcoholic Drink : 4$/4€  
User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 811 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Yesterday evening, I've flown Delta (ATL - CDG / Coach / B767-300) and I've had to pay for all the alcoholic beverages.
In may, I've flown CDG/PVG - HKG/CDG (coach section) and the alcoholic beverages were free. (It was the same for CDG / CVG).
How is it for other US carriers?
I'll fly CDG - LHR - LAX - LHR - CDG in july (coach) and i'm wondering if it will be like AF or like DL?


Flying is amazing!
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User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Got home from a trip on UAL yesterday. Alcoholic drinks were $5 in coach.

User currently offlineGhymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

They recently implemented that to try to save money. Was the meal service free?

If you purchased it with your "Delta Skymiles" credit card, you would have received an enticing 500 bonus miles.  Wink/being sarcastic

At least they now let us keep the headsets after we pay for them.





User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

Also $5 on AA.

I already have some $5-Bills in my ticket wallet, just in case I get thirsty...

But maybe this helps to keep down the number of drunks in a plane....





Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Ghymes,
The meal service was free but I have to confess that it was not as good as with AF!  Wink/being sarcastic



Flying is amazing!
User currently offlineFlyinfroggie From United States of America, joined May 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

$5.00 USD or $15.000,00 Colombian Pesos for drinks from IAH&EWR to BOG... I don't remember if they were free or not on COPA.

User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Take one of those big water bottles and fill it up with Vodka. Done it before but not on an aircraft!!


ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 956 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Fly a European airline!
Without sounding too much like an alcoholic, drinks are free!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineLas757300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

Will my alcohol be free when I fly DTW to AMS on NW next month?


KMSP
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

yes on NW it is for International flights


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineAirSean From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

All international flights in/out of australia as well as some QF domestic flights alcoholic drinks are free!!!!

Drink up!! Cheers to that!



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User currently offlineSoaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

****** "Take one of those big water bottles and fill it up with Vodka. Done it before but not on an aircraft!! " *******


Or the best is to fill up an apple juice bottle with beer.... did it plenty of times in H school !!  Smile



If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going !
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5300 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

I always bring my own cans of Heineken in a bag with ice............Never a problem!  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineJano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Las757300

Booze is for FREE on NW/KL trans Atlantic and trans Pacific flights  Smile



The Widget Air Line :)
User currently offlineBwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Just a quick point to those bringing their own booze on board - if you're on a British aircraft, and you get caught, you'll have the drink confiscated, and there's always the possibility of being arrested as you've broken the air navigation order. And a quick reminder, no airline offers free drinks - if you don't pay for them on board, part of your ticket price has been allocated to cover the cost.

User currently offlineZweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

What about Continental?
I am flying them to New York


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

No Continental charges for it....


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

This is very confusing for people who thought that they've bought a ticket on AIR FRANCE only to learn that they are on DELTA. AIR FRANCE does not charge for their drinks, and yet, DELTA does. But you're theoretically on an AIR FRANCE ticket... would DELTA then only charge $ for their passengers and not AIR FRANCE passengers.

BEST thing for people to do. AVOID all US carriers if you want free drinks. Rather than second guessing who gives or doesn't give free drinks.. take a non - US carrier. At least you know that drinks will be free, and service will be good!


User currently offlineFlybhx764 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 272 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

CO charges $5 each drink

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

GuyBetsy1
While we busy avoiding the US carriers on our flights to Europe we might want to avoid the Canadian one as well, as I believe they charge as well.



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineKingGeo3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

In regards to the following reply (#7)
Fly a European airline!
Without sounding too much like an alcoholic, drinks are free!!!!!!!!!!!


EI has charged for alcoholic beverages on all TA flights since I believe December or January!

-KG3



Nobody respects me . . . :(
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17172 posts, RR: 66
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

AA had a "soft" policy on my way JFK-CDG-JFK.

Outbound, we were delayed 3½ hours so we got free drinks (and 8000 free miles. Thx AA!)

Inbound, I paid $4 for a bottle of red wine. Then, during meal service, I got a free bottle. Three hours out from JFK, an F/A was bored and offered me a cocktail on the house.

I think that one free bottle of wine/drink/beer with dinner, and paying for the rest, is a good policy in monkey class. But if the airline has such a policy, they should announce it during climbout.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

KingGeo3:

It's understandable why the Irish carrier would not give free drinks to their passengers.



ROLL TIDE!!!
User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Different airlines have different policies towards alcohol in the US, but of those that I have flown, all charge domestically, and do not internationally.


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User currently offlineBUFJets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1710 times:

I just flew AA ZRH-JFK last week. The beers were $5 or 7 CHF. I'm not sure what they would be in EUROs.

25 SeaMeFly : I thought UAL's international provides free alcoholic drinks in coach. When did they start charging? NW still provides free alcoholic drinks on our in
26 Post contains images FRAspotter : Fly Aer Lingus and you will see that they to don't charge for alcohol... But again the Irish can't live without their booze
27 Dstc47 : Aer Lingus charge for alcohol, both in Europe and on the Atlantic in economy class. They charge for all food too in Europe. Only the very few business
28 Iairallie : Do not bring your own alcohol on board an American carrier. It is against the law to drink anything alcoholic not served to you by a Flight Attendant
29 Post contains images GustyOrange : dstc47, BA offer free drink on all flights, whether domestic, European or long haul. My personal record on the GLA-LHR shuttle is 3 double G & T and a
30 Post contains images Pezetaroi : All Mexican carriers serve you 4 free
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