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Getting A Whole Can Of Coke  
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11928 times:

This is my first topic to post here. Please bear with me. I did do a topic search and could not find archived topics related to this.

If there is, please forgive me.

I see a lot of people posting remarks regarding getting, or not getting for that matter, a whole can of soda during a beverage service. I wanted to offer a flight attendant's perspective.

At CO (Continental), our company policy, some may find it petty, is to not automatically give the can, unless requested by the customer. On short flights, there is generally plenty of soda if every customer requested one. On longer haul flights, such as international, we have limited space for limited supplies. so we may actually run out of items if we were to can at every beverage service. If running out happens, rarely, mind you, I usually defer to "your second favorite beverage choice". Also, some people prefer just a glass, while others prefer the whole can. It is a matter of personal taste and thirst at that time.

We might also run out of any given type of beverage if a lot of customers are requesting it and cans are given out. When that happens, rarely mind you, I usually defer to "your second favorite beverage choice".

Moreover, there is the area of waste. Some people who take the can don't drink it all and leave the rest, in essence, wasting it. We have to throw it away. For arguments sake, another glass could have been poured from that for someone else. Hence the policy of pouring.

It seems as if economics drives this type of policy.

You would be amazed and where things go and how things are packed out for galley supplies (food and otherwise). Ask a flight attendant about it. I'll answer you and if time permits, I'll show you.

This topic wasn't meant to anger anyone. The sole purpose of this was to inform the traveller as to why pouring the drink versus giving someone a can is done. At least with CO.

Above all, if you would like the can, please ask. It is yours for the taking.

[Edited 2006-05-15 22:41:41] Big grin

[Edited 2006-05-15 22:42:34]


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User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11856 times:

I am flying SJO-EWR in a month.
Do you think that asking for the can with really work? I once did it on CO and the F/A told me that she has no permission to give the can. Since then, I am traumatized about asking for a can.
So, if I ask for a can, the F/A has to give the can? Or its up to the F/As judgement at the time.
Thanks,
Adam



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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11856 times:

I have a question for you:

Presumably you carry different quantites of different beverages because, generally, more people will want a Coke than a Mott's Cranberry "What else is in this" Nasty Beverage (TM), and so forth.

So, are the ratios decided as a blanket policy by some guys in a boardroom or does it vary by the season? Are you usually left with a lot of unopened cans? This I'd like to know.

-AC773



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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11800 times:

This is so silly. When will airlines figure out soda is incredibly cheap and people love to drink entire cans of it? The soda industry certainly knows this. Maybe the airlines should learn about the human body and the amazing need it has for liquids, particularly in high altitude zero humidity environments. And no, most people can't bring themselves to ask for a 20 cent handout. If it's their right, give it to them always. Otherwise it's a favor.

User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11792 times:

At JetBlue we give the whole can. People are shocked when they ask for the whole can and I tell them we always give the whole can.


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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1188 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11772 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Thread starter):
This is my first topic to post here. Please bear with me. I did do a topic search and could not find archived topics related to this.

Allow me to be the first to welcome you to A.net. I can tell from your language that you are much too polite for this website, LOL. You'll get that one in time.

Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 3):
This is so silly. When will airlines figure out soda is incredibly cheap and people love to drink entire cans of it? The soda industry certainly knows this. Maybe the airlines should learn about the human body and the amazing need it has for liquids, particularly in high altitude zero humidity environments. And no, most people can't bring themselves to ask for a 20 cent handout. If it's their right, give it to them always. Otherwise it's a favor.

My wife buys multi-packs of Diet Coke and almost never finishes them.
As far as the body's amazing need for liquids, most doctors will tell you that soda is about the worst liquid available, although it is better than nothing.
I don't know where it's anyone's "right" to have an entire can.
For airlines, and anyone can correct me if I'm wrong, it's a matter of where to put the soda, the weight of the cargo, and the cost to purchase/serve the soda.

FLY2LIM



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11757 times:

Quoting Checo77 (Reply 1):
I am flying SJO-EWR in a month.
Do you think that asking for the can with really work? I once did it on CO and the F/A told me that she has no permission to give the can. Since then, I am traumatized about asking for a can.
So, if I ask for a can, the F/A has to give the can? Or its up to the F/As judgement at the time.
Thanks,
Adam

They should definitely give you the can. Plain and simple. The fact they said they had no permission is a crock. We can give you the can, no problem. It's not the flight attendants judgement, if you want it, you get it. If we run out, we run out. We can't go back, but we can get you another choice. I hope this answers your concern.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 2):
Presumably you carry different quantites of different beverages because, generally, more people will want a Coke than a Mott's Cranberry "What else is in this" Nasty Beverage (TM), and so forth

I laughed my ass off..now back to your question

Quoting AC773 (Reply 2):
So, are the ratios decided as a blanket policy by some guys in a boardroom or does it vary by the season? Are you usually left with a lot of unopened cans? This I'd like to know.

The ratios are decided by feedback from us as crews, sometimes you the customer too, with regards as to what is being used or not used and the destination. On our GRU (Sao Paulo) flights we have Guarana (a local Brazilian beverage) and our LGW/UK flights we have a higher ratio of tonic, for example. Also the feedback from when the barcarts go back to catering and what is left over from being consumed or not being consumed.

On longer haul flights the unopened cans we have left are usually tomato juice, tonic water and spicy tomato juice (bloody mary mix). Very few cans of Coke, Sprite (their diet alternatives), juices, sparkling/soda water are left.

I hope this answers our concern.

Cheers


 Smile



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User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11757 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Thread starter):
At CO (Continental), our company policy, some may find it petty, is to not automatically give the can, unless requested by the customer.

Thats interesting, because every time i've flown on CO i've always been given a can along with the my drink. On other carriers I've wanted to ask for the can but I always felt it was rude. I guess I've been lucky so far and next time if I'm automatically given the can I won't hesitate to ask.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Quoting FLY2LIM (Reply 5):
Allow me to be the first to welcome you to A.net. I can tell from your language that you are much too polite for this website, LOL. You'll get that one in time.

Thank you very much. It is not that I am polite, but I am diplomatic. Military brat by birth and EWR based by choice. I am of the school of you get ahead by being nice.



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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5347 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11702 times:

Classiest approach: give the whole freakin' can. It makes a significant impression. This is what ATA used to do (and maybe still does) as its service standard. It makes a point.

Economical but still classy approach: "Would you care for the whole can? You're welcome to it."

Bad approach: "You wantha whole thing?" Implies that YOU don't want to give it.

Most airlines' approach: "Hey, they could have had it if they had asked."

Rule number one in the restaurant business is that customers assume that what you give them is what the company wants them to have. Give them a cold side of fries because it's been sitting for 10 minutes in the slammed kitchen, and they'll assume that that's how Outback serves fries. Don't ask them if they want dessert? They'll assume that you're too busy and don't want them to order it (which is often true of servers).

The best f/a's will not only offer you something, they'll do something subtle in their body language or verbage to ensure that you understand that their offer is sincere: "Why don't you let me get you one more for the road before we land? You're welcome to it." Purrrrrrfect!

What happens is that management gets you guys focused on "waste" of soda, then that becomes part of what you think your job is (i.e. "conserving" soda), and that ends up coming across to pax, who then assume that they're gonna get yelled at if they want another soda. Like the JetBlue f/a who, when asked nicely for a Sprite, says, "We're serving water now." and walks off. Or her friend on the same flight who, when I dragged my ass back to the galley and dared to interrupt her reading of a novel, sighed, got me the soda that I asked nicely for, made a BIG DEAL out of extracting it from where it had been stowed with 3 hours left in the flight, sighed repeatedly, and extended the can to me between her thumb and middle finger, with a scowl, as if she were presenting me with a dead rat, holding it as far away from her body as possible. If you wonder why passengers get accustomed to feeling like they are "bothering" the staff for stuff that company policy says they are entitled to, this kind of behavior is why. In one of my restaurants, she would have been out the swingin' door the first time it happened, regardless of whatever half-assed excuse she had about why her day sucked. I didn't deserve that abuse, but I had to freakin' take it, because we were trapped in a tube for the next 3 hours in which she could choose to make my life *really* miserable. And you know who I blamed? The airline, for crappy hiring and supervision of those two dolts.

And ALL of this kind of stuff can be compensated for by a simple policy of giving everyone the whole can the first time, with a smile, no questions asked. It's the basis for the widely-praised policy in my restaurants of just bringing a free refill, in a new glass, of any soda on the table when the glass gets less than half full. If the server had asked if they wanted another, most people will say "No," just because they don't want to "bother" the server. If you bring it, most people will drink it, and they will be silently-grateful and feel like you are the most amazingly generous restaurant owner in the world, just for the cost of a few cents of soda.

We also had another policy: If the customer wants it, your answer is either "Sure, right away," if it's within your training as something you know you can do, or "I'm pretty sure we can do that, just let me grab the manager," so that the server never is in the position of saying "No." (This prevents circumstances like the time a new server told a customer on all-you-can-eat-ribs day that they could have as many more ribs as they wanted, but couldn't have any more potatoes. See, it was all-you-can-eat-RIBS, not potatoes.    While the customer was yelling and yelling and yelling at me about how idiotic "my" policy was, he absolutely refused to believe that I didn't really prefer that he have the potatoes. Right. I'd rather give him $2 worth of ribs than 10 cents of potatoes.      But if the server had followed the policy of "'Sure' or 'Let me check'", it never would have happened.)

Alternatively, training f/as to ask if you want the can LIKE THEY WANT YOU TO HAVE IT (and ensuring that they do it) -- because it comes through when you've told them that a goal is to "not waste" soda -- is a close second.

[Edited 2006-05-15 23:31:36]

[Edited 2006-05-15 23:32:42]

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11702 times:

Quoting Petmbro (Reply 7):
Thats interesting, because every time i've flown on CO i've always been given a can along with the my drink. On other carriers I've wanted to ask for the can but I always felt it was rude. I guess I've been lucky so far and next time if I'm automatically given the can I won't hesitate to ask.

I can only tell you what our policy is. The individual flight attendant then makes the choice to adhere or not to adhere to what the company has stated with regards to this. It is the reason why I started this thread. I wanted you, the customer, to know why things are done onboard. That's all.



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User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11645 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 10):
The individual flight attendant then makes the choice to adhere or not to adhere to what the company has stated with regards to this. It is the reason why I started this thread. I wanted you, the customer, to know why things are done onboard. That's all.

Although some of the flight attendants might not adhire to company policy, offering a can of soda to a person really has a positive effect. By giving me a whole can of soda to enjoy instead of a little cup makes my flight that much more enjoyable.



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User currently offlineBoeingguy1 From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11645 times:

Back in February, I was traveling to Charlotte, NC from EWR on US/UA, US on the way there and UA on the way back.

On the US Flight, The flight attendants were rude and practically threw my 4 peanuts and a small cup of coke at me, I wasnt even going to try the "can I have the can" trick, fearing a mauling might ensue.

On the UA Flight going back, not only was I served my whole can of diet coke, god damn it I was given three packs of that snack mix that UA serves! (what was it called? GOD IT WAS SO GOOD!!)

Point in case, I'll ask only if the FA looks as if she/he dosent want to kill someone.  Smile



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11645 times:

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 9):
Like the JetBlue f/a who, when asked nicely for a Sprite, says, "We're serving water now." and walks off. Or her friend on the same flight who, when I dragged my ass back to the galley and dared to interrupt her reading of a novel, sighed, got me the soda that I asked nicely for, made a BIG DEAL out of extracting it from where it had been stowed with 3 hours left in the flight, sighed repeatedly, and extended the can to me between her thumb and middle finger, with a scowl, as if she were presenting me with a dead rat, holding it as far away from her body as possible. If you wonder why passengers get accustomed to feeling like they are "bothering" the staff for stuff that company policy says they are entitled to, this kind of behavior is why.

It seems to me regardless of the airline you flew, you got crappy service. That is not what this thread is about. You are by all means entitled to good service to whatever it is we have to offer and whatever we have available. If I was serving water and you had asked for a coke, rest assured my response to you would be "let me finish what I have here and I will be right back with that, care for some water in the mean time?"

I can't speak for all flight attendants, I can speak for me and my crews. I am an ISM (International Service Manager) and if you were to receive poor service, let me know.

What I wanted to convery with this thread was the reasoning and why people sometimes get a can of soda or not get one.



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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11593 times:

I always ask for a glass of water in addition to whatever drink I'm taking. I've never ever been denied two drinks at the same time, or more. Also, I rarely ask for the full soda can, but I've never ever been denied it either. I guess it's all a matter of the way you ask for things.

EWRCabincrew, welcome. You'll enjoy yourself here. And don't loose your style; maybe others will learn something positive...

(Anticipating the smart question: how much do I fly? Over 200K miles/year).

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 11593 times:

Quoting Petmbro (Reply 11):
Although some of the flight attendants might not adhire to company policy, offering a can of soda to a person really has a positive effect. By giving me a whole can of soda to enjoy instead of a little cup makes my flight that much more enjoyable.

ABOSLUTELY!!! I could not agree with you more. I am one of many flight attendant who are aware of what company policy is and also knows what good customer service is and offers it at all times. Especially if it means for me to offer you a can of soda, without you requesting it. Good customer service is paramount to our industry.



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User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1685 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11488 times:
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When I flew on SAS in Europe, they handed everyone a can, but the cans were quite a bit smaller than they are in the United States. It made service much quicker, since they didn't have to pour, and I don't imagine there was much waste. It was just the right amount.

Bob Bradley
Richmond, VA



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11460 times:

The Asian airlines have always given me the whole can. You usually get given the can with a glass to open it yourself, even with beer. With wine you get a small bottle, again the whole thing.

When I flew BD, we got a whole can, but it was one of those really tiny ones!


User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5347 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11434 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 13):
You are by all means entitled to good service to whatever it is we have to offer and whatever we have available

Can I just have you on all my flights? Please?  Smile


User currently offlineJulianuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11403 times:

Did the passengers on the jet blue undercarriage failure flight get the whole can?  Smile

User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11372 times:

first of all, welcome to the a.net community!!!

while eighten years ago , whlile traveling on a DL plane from LAX-SFO i asked for a coke, and the FA would only give me a glas. back then i thought that
this was rude, rude and rude times rude. then i figured to ask for the whole can and ever since that has worked out perfectly for me. on any airline flown ever since...

cheers: DALelite



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User currently offlineJulianUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 11363 times:

I went on a music tour with school years back and flew Virgin. The kids set up a scheme whereby Flight Attendant distracted and bottom shelf of trolley off loaded into plastic bag with all the coke cans...

User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11328 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Thread starter):
You would be amazed and where things go and how things are packed out for galley supplies (food and otherwise). Ask a flight attendant about it. I'll answer you and if time permits, I'll show you.

I'll vouch for that, I've had to search those carts before, I had no idea how much got jamed in there until I had to search them!



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User currently offlineSuperhub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11328 times:

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 9):
If you bring it, most people will drink it, and they will be silently-grateful and feel like you are the most amazingly generous restaurant owner in the world, just for the cost of a few cents of soda.

Not true. I actually prefer having only a cup of soft drinks instead of a whole can in flight. And that is because soft drinks dyhydrates...and people dyhydrates more inflight.

If someone brings me a whole can, I actually won't finish the drink and the can just ends up in the garbage.

On the ground..yes, I get refills.

Quoting Julianuk (Reply 19):
Did the passengers on the jet blue undercarriage failure flight get the whole can?

Haha..i like it.

But i guess it doesn't make a difference since the liquid in the can only goes into humans' bodies...it doesn't get outside the aircraft.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 11297 times:

My rule of thumb is, if in F, just ask for a Coke. I'm hoping that the service will be good enough that when they see that I'm running low, they'll ask me for a refill - I'm expecting a little more service when I'm up front.

If I'm in Y, when asked I'll simply say "Can I have a can of Coke?" and I receive said can.

Jeff


25 IAirAllie : When will passengers realize there is limited space on an aircraft and extra soda cans = extra weight. Just kidding. I prefer to serve the can but I
26 PSA727 : UA seems to give the whole can on each of my flights with them. US and AA : Depends on the length. I think the airline policy should be to have the FA
27 Visakow : Tell that to most of my shift who consistently leave half drunk sodas that the juniors have to clean up at the end of the day.
28 Arffguy : This is exactly what has worked for me over the years too. Heck, I'm the customer, I should get the whole can if I want it. Amen to that! People just
29 JAFA : Most NW FA's give the entire can of soda. We generally get enough soda for everyone to have a can. It is not the company policy to give the entire can
30 Type-rated : A few weeks ago I flew on NW and asked for the can and the F/A told me "Can't you leave some for the other passengers?" Then a few days later, I flew
31 Post contains images M180up : Welcome!
32 Post contains images Gary2880 : i prefer lemonade so i should be fine. in a glass. with the whole can next to it. but on the coke front. in Britain most people i know when asking for
33 Post contains images Comfortzone : I am rather amused of this topic - as I just returned from a 6 flights / 4 airlines within 4 days trip to Turkey - and all airlines served no cans but
34 Malmoaviation : Is there any airlines that use 1,5 liter plastic bottles for Coke? They are cheaper, and instead of opening one can which you pour only one or two gla
35 Post contains images Dc10heaven : I can see the day coming when NW or DL open up a bag of peanuts & pour half of the bag onto your napkin. I can see myself asking "Can I have the whole
36 NumberTwelve : Cans of coke? If airlines want to save money, why not offering coke from bigger bottles? This is what i saw on QR flights: the coke gets empty so fast
37 Pronto : Last AA flight I was on, first had to wait until someone else wanted a "cola", then I was given what appeared to be about a 6 oz. cup of it. I'm over
38 Post contains images 4Left : This has to be the strangest thread I've ever read. It beats those rants about Northwest's DC-9's any day. I'm leaving on a trip this Thursday, I'll m
39 SoonerLT : I was flying DL recently FRA-ATL and the German fellow next to me asked for a coffee, hot tea, and water. The flight attendant serving us got eyes ab
40 UN_B732 : EWRCabinCrew, first off rock on.. You seem like a nice FA, and keeping things together. Secondly, imagine all of the weight carried, wasted drinks, an
41 QXFLYINGCOUG : This last spring break I flew UA SEA-DEN-MSY with a group of other college students for a mission trip in New Orleans. On our flight from SEA-DEN, one
42 Richierich : In the whole realm of flying, is this really a big deal? OK, I prefer to have the whole can too but I can't say that I've ever held it against any air
43 Flyboyaz : I just flew to OGG on US and they gave me a whole can of sode...twice even.
44 747SPA330MD11 : Yes, LH is doing so. It is cheaper and the production of waste is not so much. Tetra Pak is being used for various kinds of juice. KE and KLM is doin
45 ChiGB1973 : At TZ we gave a cup unless the customer asked for the whole can. On military and some other charters that we gave the can automatically, the reason is
46 Post contains images 777WT : So the best way to ask for the can is "Can I have the can please?" Another question, In July I'm flying EWR-AUA with CO and I'm an elite OnePass memb
47 797 : Pretty cool! On my last AA flights (international) they've given me the whole can. Even though my sister asked for the same drink, they gave us two ca
48 Post contains images ANNOYEDFA : WMUPILOT: Like I tell my friend who works for Jetblew, you have 2 galleys filled with nothing but soda and snacks. Actul galley carts filled with soda
49 Boeingguy1 : Hmmm, I'm probably wrong, but you either work for... 1) AA 2) NW
50 Aa757first : ExpressJet, IIRC. AAndrew
51 Kaneporta1 : I'm glad someone already mentioned plastic bottles. OA uses bottles and they always do a couple of rounds. I'm not sure what our American friends mea
52 Post contains images ANNOYEDFA : Um WRONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.....
53 Post contains images Remcor : This whole issue would be solved if they would just put a soda machine at the back of the cabin. I'd be hooked on that airline. Although it would prob
54 ChiGB1973 : Pillow, blanket, peanut machines too. Problem is the fuel surcharges for the machine's weight. Once they tack that on, then there are the self instru
55 IAirAllie : No, the best way is to yell at the FA for being stingy and curse them for working for such a crappy airline. Tacking on an "I hope XYZ goes out of bu
56 ComairGuyCVG : Why not just use the smaller 8oz. sized soda cans?? Just give the whole can to pax and save room on the plane.
57 AsstChiefMark : I simply cannot understand why people don't (or can't?) finish a can of pop. It's only 12 ounces, for God's sake. It's designed to be one serving. Giv
58 ChiGB1973 : Tell that to some flight attendants and it will be taken as a threat to the aircraft and you will be a little delayed talking to the police. I hope y
59 Post contains images Pilotaydin : If you tilt your head and ask "may i have the whole can please" while licking your lips...you'll probably get more lol it's quite interesting the diff
60 IAirAllie : Read the whole post ChiGB1973 and my profile.
61 Post contains images LO231 : Count LO in, they use plastic bottles for sodas and carton containers for juices.. Besides, I'm surprised that being ice loving nation US passengers
62 BigOrange : US Airways gave the full can without even asking when I flew PBI-PHL last Sunday.
63 Hjulicher : Finally someone from the midwest! It's always going to be POP not soda. Anyways, being the American that I am, I am always hesitant to ask for the ca
64 M180up : or the ticket counter agents, check-in agents, managers, reservation agents or about any airline employee...
65 Rdwelch : I noticed the Tetra Paks on a AS flight SEA-ANC Friday before last. Interesting. Gus
66 Post contains images ThereAndBack : TK seems to care about thier passengers more. I got more food with them then I have had on any other airline, and it tasted good. Both of these pictu
67 AirCanada014 : Whenever I travel with AC all the time I mostly ask for the whole can of coke or other soft drinks they have no problem giving me
68 Isitsafenow : Wanna bet? I think my post a couple of years ago may have started this. I was the guy sitting in 9F on a NW 727 one January morning on a DTW to FLA t
69 EWRCabincrew : All may have been forgiven, but not forgotten. What this thread was about, again, was to show the company policy (of one airline) reasoning, not the
70 CHI787ORD : You're hilarious and amazing. Welcome to my RU list.
71 DesertFlyer : I have to take this moment to defend the Cranberry Juice. Without it, I'd have nothing to drink on the plane.
72 Bmiexpat : Oh dear, you are getting a drink, not a specified size of drink. The can is simply a size of container for the liquid before it is served to you. If y
73 Ikramerica : i appreciate the straightforward nature of this thread. welcome to a.net. COexpress always gives the whole can. They F/A can't serve everyone fast eno
74 Navairjax : Seat location sometimes can make a difference. When I flew AA STL-DFW-JAX earlier this week I received a whole can on the shorter flight without askin
75 EWRCabincrew : I, as crew, do not find getting a glass of a beverage or a can so important. This thread was as a result of reading, quite often, of people saying th
76 ANNOYEDFA : CoEx does not give the whole can....
77 Post contains images B742 : You guys should fly BA I flew on them in April, not only did they give me a whole can, they gave me 2 Rob!
78 Ctbarnes : But, as I recall, they're 200ml cans, unless they've changed. I've never had an FA refuse to give me a full can of soda. When asked what I want to dr
79 Ikramerica : They have on every single CoEx flight I've ever been on, without asking. And that's a lot. They did it on my two flights in the past week. They did i
80 Post contains images QXatFAT : Yes keep those on the flights! I fly to GRU multiple times a year. I love my glass of Guarana. I actually get it imported from Brasil. Nothing like p
81 TR1 : I would like to add my two cents......I personally will ask the customer if they would like the entire can. Sometimes I do have customers who only wan
82 Dizzy8 : From an economic point of view it would be less expensive and less labor intensive just to give each pax the whole can in the first place. Since we're
83 SoonerLT : One American serving is far different than a serving elsewhere. Americans are pigs, no doubt about it. We love to eat so our serving "threshold" is i
84 Ctbarnes : I switched to diet a couple of years ago, and now I can't drink the regular soda anymore. It's just too sweet. Charles, SJ
85 Dl_mech : It has something to do with the beverage makers in the USA cannot produce the massive quantities of the 8oz. cans cheaper than the 12oz. ones. This h
86 IAirAllie : LOL! yeah, the "deck" crew is going to come out of the cockpit to perform CPR/Use the AED on you if you have a heart attack, The "deck" crew is going
87 Rdwelch : That, and getting a chunk of your arm bitten off trying to keep a guy lighting his shoe bomb off. SoonerLT you might owe quite a many F/A an apology
88 Kakk80 : Well I seem to get the full can when I just feel like a glass, or I get only the glass when I'm dying of thirst. Whatever! The point is I thought your
89 Post contains images Badlydrawnboy : First off, EWRCabincrew, I'm new here as well and welcome to my RU list as my first RU I will definitely have to make sure I non-rev (or for that matt
90 Bmacleod : Sounds like this topic should be in "other aviation related" forum but it's primarily up to the customer to ask the airline in advance if they want a
91 Post contains images SoonerLT : Dust your ego off there, "Sparky". Some say that when a person resorts to ad hominem attacks, that person has already lost the argument. No, the "dec
92 7E72004 : The last time i had a whole can of coke, i was stuck on a J-31 turboprop from MDW-LAN over lake michigan...not fun!!!
93 Post contains images EWRCabincrew : Didn't ruffle mine in the least...I do concur, actually. Although when people call me waiter/waitress (it has happened), a nice comeback would go som
94 Zrs70 : I'm prob the only one who, when offered, kindly REFUSE the whole can! I usually can't drink that much at once!
95 Hockey55dude : I was on a Flight from SJC-SAN on American Eagle and I was in the last row. IDK if they do this because we have to wait or he jsut did it because it t
96 CX777Fan : This thread is comical to those of us who live in the free world...north americans bickering over a plastic cup of sugary diuretic vs a can of same. A
97 Post contains images Isitsafenow : You must of brought it on yourself. All the J-31's I was on did NOT have an F.A. safe
98 IAirAllie : Waiter's have the convienience of calling 911 for fire, medical, and police assistance. A waiter may have to perform CPR but they can reasonably expe
99 JMBWEEBOY : FORGET ABOUT THE CANS OF SODA, LETS TALK ABOUT THE RATIONING OF BOTTLED WATER ON CONTINENTAL! I was recently on a CO flight FLL-IAH. When I was asked
100 Wjcandee : CO still has a customer service department that answers letters. Write them one, briefly and rationally. Suggest a compensation that you would take t
101 Post contains images EWRCabincrew : Not really. You just got uber-crappy service. Write a letter and let CO know. I personally would have filled it up for you. If we end up "running out
102 AirframeAS : Write CO a letter, dude.....
103 TEBguy : just my 2 cents: i got a whole can last night on American Airlines 1270 from SJU to EWR. On that note, thanks to the crew for an excellent flight.
104 Aerorobnz : I flew 9 times last month, and out of the 7 times I flew domestically in the US I got the can 5 times without asking - The other times I was asleep fo
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