Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3362 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11918 times:
US Airways uses Coca-cola products on its flights.
America West uses Pepsi products on its flights.
After the merger, the winner will be....the new US Airways! Why? As the two carriers combine every element of their service, Coke and Pepsi will engage in a competitve bidding war to win the contract to provide beverages for the new combined airline. It is safe to say that the unit cost will be lower than what either airline is paying right now. Perhaps a third supplier (i.e. RC Cola) could join the bidding war and shake things up. Regardless of who wins the contract, the new US Airways will be the winner with lower unit costs. It'll be very interesting!
Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 11663 times:
Actually, if they are planning on a Latin American network, they would most likely choose Coke. American serves both products, which is important because Latin American passengers seem to be very fond of Coke.
777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11446 times:
Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1): My $$$ is on Pepsi. They cut some sweet deals with schools, colleges, sport arenas, restaurant chains, etc.
At my girlfriend's college, her freshman year she stayed in a dorm, and there was a CocaCola vending machine that was unplugged at hasn't been used for a year.
I found out that the college had meetings with Pepsi and CocaCola, and CocaCola won it.
Why? Because they said if the college picks their products, they will purchase a new score sign for the college's football field.
One year later and CocaCola did nothing about the football score sign. The college wasn't happy and ripped up the contract, unplugged all the machines and ordered them removed.
A few months after my last visit there, the CocaCola machines were removed.
Then Pepsi was called and now they're going to be serving the college's drinks.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34368 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11368 times:
Quoting Aa757first (Reply 8): American serves both products, which is important because Latin American passengers seem to be very fond of Coke.
South Americans and Cubans tend to perfer Pepsi to a greater degree (but not overall) than others due to Pepsi's sweeter taste (though Coca-Cola formula in most of Latin America is sweeter than the one sold in the US). Venezuela is one of few countries in the world where Pepsi is the soft-drink marketshare leader.
SonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11332 times:
Quoting Jmc1975 (Thread starter): Perhaps a third supplier (i.e. RC Cola) could join the bidding war and shake things up.
Isn't RC owned by Dr. Pepper, or atleast it is bottled by DP in the US. I personally like Pepsi over Coke, but I always get Sprite when I fly. For some reason, I think Sprite tastes so much better when you are at altitude. Does anybody else think so too? Or am I insane?
Dr. Pepper, 7up, and RC Cola, are owned by the Cadbury Schweppes LTD Group, which is a UK based firm. They license the distribution of Dr. Pepper out regionally, which is why it seemingly varies by state where Dr. Pepper is available. For example, in Arizona, Dr. Pepper is served primarily where Coca-Cola products are served, while in California it is served primarily where Pepsi products are served. However, Dr. Pepper is actually a native of Texas, and RC Cola is a native of Georgia (the state, not the country). I do not know where 7up was invented.