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User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Its my understanding that the FAA requires all beverages served on the ground (aboard a commerical plane) to be in plastic. My dad has flown on National Airlines in F several times, and insists that they offer pre-flight drinks in real glasses. I'm curious as to whether there are any National F/As here who could explain how they are able to do this. Is it possible that the glasses really plastic, but made to look like glass?

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User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

hmmmm....I do believe this is correct. In both business and first I have been served beverages in plastic before take off, and also, just prior to landing have had my beverage transferred from glass to plastic (on UAL and BA). I'll ask my brother, who is a FA for United.

User currently offlineEXUSAIR From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

I just went through Int'l training yesterday at DL and we used to serve beverages in glasses during boarding. It is an F.A.R. that glasses are not to be used for onground beverage service. Your dad's experience on Nat'l may very well be that he was served and given a glass. They are in violation of F.A.R.'s by doing so, but I wouldn't doubt that the Nat'l people either don't know about this rule, or that particular flight crew was unaware about the rule either.

User currently offlineDrewinflight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 1077 times:

I work at National and have never heard of that FAR, which one is it?? Could you email me a copy of it??

Thanks,
Drew =)


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

What is the deal here? Why are they to be served in Glass?
Whats the rule for? I dont get it?

I flew Qantas J class a few weeks ago, and I swear I had a drink on the ground in a glass made of glass?

Can someone explain please


User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

It must be something that applies only to U.S. based carriers. Certainly out of LAX on Qantas, First and Business get their champagne in real glass (thank god)

User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1015 times:

roght but can SOMEONE PLEASE answer the question as to why glass is banned on the ground but not in the sky?

It would make sense if it were the other way round though!

Weird

 


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