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US/HP: Coke Vs. Pepsi. And The Winner Is.....  
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3283 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10999 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!


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10966 times:

My $$$ is on Pepsi. They cut some sweet deals with schools, colleges, sport arenas, restaurant chains, etc.
safe



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4107 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10948 times:

It's going to be Pepsi...almost every airline has switched, supposedly it's cheaper...

User currently offlineRaginMav From United States of America, joined May 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10941 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1):
My $$$ is on Pepsi. They cut some sweet deals with schools, colleges, sport arenas, restaurant chains, etc.
safe

only because a.netters with discerning taste choose their competitor!!!  Wink they must undercut on price to compete with taste...  Wink


User currently offlineAlfa75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10932 times:

I can only hope it is Coke. Not only does it taste better but they never hired Michael Jackson.  flamed 


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10903 times:

Pepsi tastes better than Coke, but the other Coke products beat Pepsi products. Ohhh my aching brain!

I wonder how many former NW travelers would be attracted to US if we reincarnated those Spinzels  Smile


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10858 times:

I'm going to say they will select Pepsi.

Sorry, Charlotte travelers.



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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10744 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.

AAndrew


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10546 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 8):
American serves both products

I wish everyone did this. Seems like all I fly is Coke airlines when I really just want a Pepsi.



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User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10527 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 1):
My $$$ is on Pepsi. They cut some sweet deals with schools, colleges, sport arenas, restaurant chains, etc.
safe

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.


User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10470 times:
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Quoting HPRamper (Reply 9):
Diet Coke is worse than anything else.

Not if you add a sweetner!

I really hope they make Diet Dr. Pepper available. I cannot find it here in Australia and I am really sad about that.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32899 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10449 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.



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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10413 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?

-SOAC



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User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10401 times:

Before I was diagnosed with diabetes, I preferred Classic Coke to Pepsi. Nowadays, I prefer diet Pepsi to diet Coke. But I'll drink either one. I think that Pepsi will win out w/ the new US/HP though.

User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2050 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10394 times:

You mean the airlines serve other soft drinks besides yellow cans of Tonic Water???

Really... Umm, yea, I'll have a Jack and Pepsi???

Darn it... as much as I realize that it's probably going to be Pepsi, there is just something wrong with that...

I'll have a Rum and Pepsi, no make that a Jim and Pepsi.. urrggghh..

Thats just WRONG!



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User currently offlineTymnBalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 951 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10375 times:

Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 4):
I can only hope it is Coke. Not only does it taste better but they never hired Michael Jackson.

I can only hope it is Pepsi. Not only does it taste better but they flew Concorde.  Smile

C.



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4897 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 10332 times:

I hope it's Pepsi too.
Pepsi > Coke
Vodka+7up > Vodka+Sprite

I'm sure Pepsi wil fight hard to get this deal done.

YOWza



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User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 10277 times:
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Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 14):
Isn't RC owned by Dr. Pepper, or atleast it is bottled by DP in the US

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.



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User currently offlineCslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 10227 times:

I'm a Coca-Cola guy.

[However I don't mind "store label" cola when it is on sale: President's Choice Cola (available at the Real Canadian Superstore) or Safeway SELECT Cola.]



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User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1922 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 10146 times:

Quoting 777WT (Reply 11):
Then Pepsi was called and now they're going to be serving the college's drinks.

But, more important, do they have a new score sign??  bouncy 

BTW, here in The Netherlands, Coca-Cola is the winner... (for me too).

Cheers!  wave 



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User currently offlineBrokenrecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 772 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10037 times:

I personally prefer Coke to Pepsi, so I hope they stick with it.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13615 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9975 times:
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I prefer Coke to Pepsi, so I hope they kick Pepsi to the curb.


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User currently offlineCactusTECH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9899 times:

Hello !!! Who runs the show here???? HP = Pepsi

User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9806 times:

Quoting Alfa75 (Reply 4):
can only hope it is Coke. Not only does it taste better but they never hired Michael Jackson.

Well said!

Wow, this is better than an A vs B war on the forum ! !  Wink  Wink



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User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9726 times:

Quoting SonOfACaptain (Reply 14):
I think Sprite tastes so much better when you are at altitude. Does anybody else think so too?

Ginger Ale tastes incredible at altitude.  yummy 

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
Pepsi tastes better than Coke, but the other Coke products beat Pepsi products. Ohhh my aching brain!

Really? I find it the opposite.  crazy 



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25 Cloudyapple : Coke please. Pepsi sucks. Pepsi Max sucks big time.
26 AirPacific747 : I think I also like Coke better.. lol once I was convinced that I liked Pepsi more, and I closed my eyes, and my sister brought two glasses for me.. o
27 Luisca : Coke has a huge advantage over pepsi in latin america, they are the preffered brand in all countries except Venezuela, for a person from latin america
28 Post contains images Eatmybologna : How about Jolt cola? Double the caffeine and double the sugar. e-m-b
29 SK601 : KL switched from Coca Cola to Pepsi a few years ago. KLM even served blue coloured Pepsi cola in the first week that Pepsi was served (same taste, jus
30 AirRyan : Diet anything tastes like chemicals - because they are! Lousy cancer-inducing sugar substitutes! My school was in bed with Coke and I had to walk hal
31 Post contains images Oldeuropean : Discussing about Cola? You Americans really must have problems! Axel
32 Web : As do Europeans, wow, Coke is everywhere, it is impossible to find Pepsi. Not that I cared, I prefer Coke over Pepsi, specifically Cherry Coke (Wild
33 Post contains images Jmc1975 : C'mon now! I'm sure you Germans would get into deep discussions about different beer on Lufthansa!
34 Post contains images Oldeuropean : Ok, you got me. But here are hundreds of different beers alone in Germany (not only two) and btw. some other good sorts of Cola all over the world. P
35 Luniew : For me Coke is better than Pepsi. But if I have to drink Diet I'll take Pepsi any day.
36 BWI757 : Now look what you started! All Airbus aircraft will serve the full line of PEPSI products - obviously, since the first new livery on the A320 is RED,
37 GSPITNL : COKE COKE COKE I dont know where everyones tatesbuds are but my god does Pepsi suck something awful! One It is way to sweet, and not carbonated nearly
38 Post contains images SBN580 : As long as Delta is flying, hopefully for many decades more, and it is based in Atlanta, I imagine it will be Coca-Cola. I used to like Pepsi, but now
39 GSPITNL : AMEN to that! At least my airline has coke! As stated above, Who the hell has ever herd of a Jack and Pepsi and Rum and Pepsi.......Its Rum and Coke
40 Flanker : coke all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
41 MGA : SHASTA COLA!!! oh wait, thats what they should serve on WN...
42 Timboflier215 : coke is deff way better. but, to get back on topic, it will be money, not taste, which HP go for. like every business in the world!!
43 B777fan : Good, a Coke vs Pepsi thread, not a mindless A vs B thread. I have forgiven all UA sins since they switched to Pepsi. It is clear to me that staying w
44 ORDagent : This is so much more civilized than an A vs B war!
45 Post contains images AirRyan : Hahaha! Excellent analogy! SHASTA!
46 Tommy767 : The REAL question is...will the NEW US AIRWAYS serve Dr. Pepper??? Tommy in EWR/LAX
47 Post contains images SonicZoom87 : All I know for a fact is that most women prefer Pepsi while most men prefer Coke. I stick with Coke for its stronger taste and like someone said befor
48 Kaniksu : I rarely ever drink soft drinks but when I do it is always either Coke or Dr Pepper... And what's with Pepsi... Wasn't it Lime Coke then Lime Pepsi, V
49 SATX : WN gives me more drink options than many other airlines I've flown they don't cut back their selection to just coffee/juice/water for a short morning
50 AirPacific747 : lol because "us" europeans are so perfect... chill pal...
51 Post contains images Planesarecool : Pepsi!!! Pepsi Max is the best, though they don't do that in the USA, so Pepsi One and Pepsi Edge are good alternatives
52 RL757PVD : I think they are gonna hire those "Wanna Fanta" dancers as F/A's and serv Fanta! or if they go REALLY low cost....Sams Club Cola!
53 2travel2know : Interesting note about CM and Perrier, it could be that CM's Panamanian owners may be wholesalers for Perrier in Latinamerica? Back to the topic: I w
54 Post contains images Bomber996 : I would love to see Pepsi win this bid. That means I don't have to buy my Mountain Dew before a flight. In my opinion Pepsi offers a better product th
55 N725RW : I hope it's Coke! Ever had a Jack & Pepsi? (not very good. . .)
56 Rlwynn : I buy Pepsi at WalMart it only cost half as much as Coke. We drink it warm here and I think they pretty much are the same. Sinalco is good also. But t
57 Post contains images LifelinerOne : The streamlined their contract with Air France. So both airlines are serving the products of the Coca-Cola company. Cheers!
58 Gilesdavies : How about Virgin cola? Is that big in the US?
59 N725RW : Yep, when I fly VS (hopefully will get back to them soon). I was standing at the stand-up bar, and the F/A made me a Jack & Virgin, didn't notice the
60 Post contains links and images Debonair : There can be ONLY ONE true winner... German's classical sexy-mini-super-flower-pop-op-cola...AFRI-COLA You can see here the results: http://www.afri-c
61 Syncmaster : Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe it's because Coke has an exclusive contract with Delta (obviously) and Air France (and therefore KLM)
62 Post contains images GlobeTrekker : Yeah I remember that. We got a few cases of the blue stuff in AUA from KLM, however I found the taste to be different, more sweet. Anyway it wasn't a
63 Isitsafenow : GLOBETREKKER NW likes Pepsi and I think CO does Coke....any CO fans out there with some info on this? Someone mentioned RC Cola. Best tasting cola yet
64 Post contains images BOS2LAF : I know I would, those pretzels are addictive. I've been thinking about ordering some online. Spinzels and Pepsi I think its the skyteam that they hav
65 NDSchu777 : As I'm reading this post I'm drinking a Coke. I was raised in a Coke household and always will be a Coke drinker. Hope US/HP goes with Coke! ~Nick
66 Njdevilsin03 : Please be Pepsi...So happy that the University of Florida...my college and home right now just recently switched the entire campus to Pepsi Co product
67 Post contains images PHLBOS : To my knowledge; CO, DL, FL, NW, US, & WN serve Coke products... at least on the flights I've been on. I'm not sure about F9 or TZ. I would think WN
68 Crogalski : B6 does coca cola, and arizona iced tea
69 Post contains images FlySSC : Pepsi forever
70 Post contains images Starlionblue : Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose? I suppose you can use a no-calorie one but still. I stopped drinking Coke when my (then) girlfriend figured
71 Post contains links and images Dsa : Hi I find Coca-Cola slightly more satisfying, most airlines in the UK serve Pepsi though . . . FR BA WW BD View Large View MediumPhoto © Ricardo
72 Isitsafenow : PHLBOS....Unless NW switched colas since Aug 8th, they do the Pepsi thing and have for three or four years now. I am sure DL and WN have contracts wit
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