Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 974 times:
I was not surprised to see Finnair at the top of a few of those lists on that site. I remember when I flew Finnair from St. Petersburg, Russia to London - Stansted back in 1995, the flights were excellent, the food was great, the service superior, and I loved their wine! I really enjoy a good glass of wine - or two - during a flight, I think it really adds to the experience.
Of course, I entered the contest on the website in hopes that I might win it...heheh...never hurts to try.
JumboClassic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 914 times:
Don't you guys think that any wine tastes better at 33,000 feet? I never miss the chance to enjoy a good glass of wine or two while on an airplane. My top wine flying expirience is on BA with some good New Zealand wines on a flight from LGW to SOF last summer (free in coach). UA's business class comes close second. I have never flown Finnair, but from what I hear it should be fun.
Hagi From Finland, joined Jun 1999, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 910 times:
What is it with drinking alcohol in airplanes? Admitted, I enjoy complimentary drinks service as much as the next guy. Some nice wine with the meal, a cognac with the coffee, and when travelling other than coach, a glass of champagne just to remind you of that - hell, yes!
But why is it that airlines offer you free alcohol - or alcohol, period - in the first place? Think about the extra dehydration it causes. Consider, for instance, the numerous dangerous cases of air rage each year where the booze has been a major factor. And smoking is banned anyway. You don't get drinks in trains...
Don't get me wrong; I'm not complaining. I just wonder why, and this is in Europe, you get to choose from a full range of drinks on an hour's flight when it's really not necessary. If you're afraid of flying, a drink or two (or three or...) probably helps you unwind, but likewise it helps some people be a pain in the arse.