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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

I am about to embark on my first Transatlantic trip on board a US carrier and looking through Continental's website - I was astonished to find that CO now charge for certain services on-board eg. alcohol and headsets?

Are these charges applied across their network since their website is a little vague about this. I am only interested as they seem to advice purchasing 'Continental Currency' for use on board. Will I need these for my glass of wine and/or headset for the crossing?

Seems rather 'tight' of CO if you ask me...

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

I think all US carriers charge for alcohol on board, in Y class anyway. I don't recall having had to pay for headsets on international flights before though.

User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

As long as I can remember, Continental has charged for inflight alcoholic beverages and headsets in economy. On international flights, the headsets are provided free of charge and you can keep them for future use.

Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineMatthewroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I flew CO economy earlier this year transatlantic. I don't drink when I fly, so I don't know about that, but the headset was free and can be used again.


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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

I believe that United & American do not charge for alcohol.

-n


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

It is United and Northwest that does not charge, all the others do charge for alcohol. I believe pre 9-11 none of them did (international only) and after, they saw it as a way to stem the red ink...

[Edited 2004-09-02 18:43:17]


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User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2144 times:

Continental charges $5.00 or EUR4.00 for Alcoholic beverages, as most U.S carriers do at the moment. Although the headsets are free of charge and you are even allowed to keep the headset for a future (Domestic) Flight.

Again I think that CO is the best U.S airline to fly with.


Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2138 times:
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I flew AA last year to ATL via ORD,trust me,they do charge for Alcahol,they made a small packet out of my seat mate and myself on the return trip,lots of JDSmile


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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

NWA does NOT charge for Alcoholic beverages or headsets on International Flights.

I sure hope that after next week when we join SkyTeam that does not change!



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

I'd rather they charge for booze and headsets than for food...

Charles, SJ



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