MAN2SIN2BKK From Germany, joined Feb 2009, 258 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 12102 times:
Recently I flew Thai Air Asia to Macau. It wasn't until I was airborne that I realised the error of my decision. They didn't sell ANY alcohol.
I am a person that enjoys a glass or 4 of red wine followed by a brandy or 2 during a 3 hour flight; it does help with the old nerves etc and helps the flight go quicker, so it was a bit of a shocker to the system and ensured my next flight to China was back with TG!
OK, does anyone know why Thai Air Asia adopted this zero alcohol policy?
GFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 11995 times:
If you read the small print, their excuse for not allowing pax to consume their own food or drink on board is because in a culturally diverse part of the world one person's refreshment might offend someone else. None of the Air Asia companies serve alcohol.
My own view is that this is simply an excuse to force you to buy their food and drink.
Brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1919 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11487 times:
Quoting MAN2SIN2BKK (Reply 3): Thanks for the responses; but why should a Thai company (because under Thai law companies registered in Thailand must have 52% of ownership held by Thai nationals) be subjected to Shariah laws.
Most likely the airline operates under Shariah law because the trademark owner (Air Asia) requires it as a condition of the trademark licence.
Additionally, the Thai partners may well be Muslim themselves.
Allrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2675 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 11346 times:
Quoting GFFgold (Reply 2): If you read the small print, their excuse for not allowing pax to consume their own food or drink on board is because in a culturally diverse part of the world one person's refreshment might offend someone else.
Must not apply to Malaysian AirAsia as they allowed somebody to eat smelly durian sweets on one of my flights with them!
Reality From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 11274 times:
From the AirAsia website. Seems to apply to all branches of AirAsia--Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and AirAsia X.
Q: Is AirAsia Syariah compliant?
Yes, we are accredited by the KL Syariah Index . Our business is principally transporting people to destinations; we do not serve alcohol, pork or distribute any pornographic related materials. Using the Dow Jones Islamic Index (DJIX) as a benchmark, we conform to all the financial screen and basic principles in order to be accredited as a Syariah compliant business.