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CO Beverage Contract Coming Up For Bid Soon?  
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6385 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

I was wondering, does anyone know if CO's beverage contract will coming up for bid soon? If so, when will it be?

While I am a Coke fan myself, I am sure that Pepsi will fight hard to win a contract with CO, especially due to the loss of NW.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26194 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

Pepsi also quietly lost UA, which tended to have a mix but leaned Pepsi.

Anyway, CO is still big in the part of a country where any carbonated drink is a Coke, so I can't see them dropping Coca-Cola. The definitely will not drop Dr. Pepper, no matter who they go with.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16689 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3538 times:

Minute Maid is a part of the Coca Cola company, Minute Maid is headquartered in Houston.


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User currently offlineT5towbar From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 508 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3520 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
The definitely will not drop Dr. Pepper, no matter who they go with.

CO doesn't have Dr. Pepper on their flights.
It has Mr. Pibb Extra on their flights.

I wish the had Pepsi though........or a mix of both.



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User currently offlineJU068 From Serbia, joined Aug 2009, 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Wasn't Dr. Pepper banned? Or was it just in Europe/Cyprus?

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6385 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3327 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
Anyway, CO is still big in the part of a country where any carbonated drink is a Coke, so I can't see them dropping Coca-Cola. The definitely will not drop Dr. Pepper, no matter who they go with.

But that doesn't always mean anything. After all, just after DL bought out NW, DL did say they were considering both Coke and Pepsi and that they were a "free agent." I am pretty sure Pepsi will push hard to get CO on their side. Another alternative would be for Pepsi to give AA a sweet deal to drop Coke and serve Pepsi products exclusively.



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User currently offlineFraT From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 1101 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Wasn't it CO who changed from Pepsi to Coke in the 90ies after making a poll with their frequent flyers?

User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3153 times:



Quoting FraT (Reply 6):
Wasn't it CO who changed from Pepsi to Coke in the 90ies after making a poll with their frequent flyers?

Precisely. I was a frequent flyer with them at that time and, being a Coke fan, would mail them a letter after every flight, asking them to leave pepsi and change to Coke. They finally did, and I remember flying EWR-MEX with them on the changeover day.

I sure hope they remain serving Coca-Cola on board.


User currently offlineJER757 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3093 times:



Quoting JoseMEX (Reply 7):
Precisely. I was a frequent flyer with them at that time and, being a Coke fan, would mail them a letter after every flight, asking them to leave pepsi and change to Coke.

Really? It meant that much to you?

Wouldn't it have been easier to choose an airline that carried Coke?

Quoting JoseMEX (Reply 7):
They finally did

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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

There certainly is a different dynamic in the beverage industry with regards to airlines. The airlines are the only final outlets of beverages in the world that are given away free to the actual consumer.

This makes for interesting costing and pricing discussions between the branded beverage companies and airline procurement managers.


User currently offlineCOflyerBOS From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

CO used to serve Dr. Pepper up until about 5 years ago. As a native Texan with a Dr. Ppper addiction, I can say that it is sorely missed!

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6385 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

I wonder, does anyone also know when does US Airways' contract with Coke come up for renewal? The contract was signed in 2006 after the old US Airways was bought out by America West. I don't know how long US' contract with Coke lasts. I know that UA's contract with Coke was signed in 2007, and should be in place until 2012.


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User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 2550 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Can somebody please explain to me why this topic is so important to people in American and American airlines in general ?

I have seen it come up every now and then on this forum and just wondered why ?

It doesn't seen to be such an issue to airlines/people in Europe or other parts of the world or maybe I'm mistaken, can anyone shead some light on the matter. There must be some big contracts being renewed in these places as well ?

I fly around the place a few times a year and the most important thing to me when traveling is the airline and its reputation not the type of carbonated drink there spruiking.

Cheers !!



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26194 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Incidentally, does AA still stock both Coke and Pepsi?

Quoting T5towbar (Reply 3):
CO doesn't have Dr. Pepper on their flights.
It has Mr. Pibb Extra on their flights.

That is actually shocking, given the history of Dr. Pepper.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 5):
After all, just after DL bought out NW, DL did say they were considering both Coke and Pepsi and that they were a "free agent."

Do you REALLY believe that? An Atlanta based airline with huge corporate contracts with, by far, the largest company in that city? They weren't a free agent for anything. They just wanted a better deal from Coke.

Quoting TheCommodore (Reply 12):
Can somebody please explain to me why this topic is so important to people in American and American airlines in general ?

Well, it is an interesting economic question, and also a big deal to people who fly the same airline all the time and may be forced to drink the soda they don't like.

Quoting TheCommodore (Reply 12):


It doesn't seen to be such an issue to airlines/people in Europe or other parts of the world or maybe I'm mistaken

Probably because pretty much everywhere else, it is Coke.



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User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6385 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2765 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
Probably because pretty much everywhere else, it is Coke.

Not exactly. AF/KLM has served Pepsi products since June 2008.



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User currently offlineSLCguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Why is this even a topic? Other than the corporate management of the beverage companies involved, who cares? I bet the majority of A-netters couldn't tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi or even their local supermarket generic house colas in a taste test!

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2304 times:



Quoting T5towbar (Reply 3):
CO doesn't have Dr. Pepper on their flights.
It has Mr. Pibb Extra on their flights.

Mr. Pibb is still/again available? When I was in Reno last year I wanted to buy some cans to bring them to Germany but the guy in the 7-Eleven store told me that the stuff was discontinued by the Coca-Cola Company.

Quoting JU068 (Reply 4):
Wasn't Dr. Pepper banned? Or was it just in Europe/Cyprus?

Dr. Pepper is available here in Germany since 10 or so years. I buy it frequently at my local gas station. No idea about other European countries.

Patrick


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3634 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2263 times:



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 14):
Not exactly. AF/KLM has served Pepsi products since June 2008.

EK serves Pepsi as well, IIRC.



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User currently offlineStrandedinbgm From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2100 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
the time and may be forced to drink the soda they don't like.

No they are not. They are just not given any other option.

Here's a good suggestion. Drink water, it's better for you.



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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2079 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
and also a big deal to people who fly the same airline all the time and may be forced to drink the soda they don't like.

Oh! I thought most on a.net flew J.......'cause free alcohol was a vital factor, lol!!

Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
Probably because pretty much everywhere else, it is Coke.

Nope, not at all.


User currently offlineDL767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

While i like pepsi more (if i have a choice) it doesn't make that big of a difference to me. I bet they'll pick whichever one gives them the best price, considering Pepsi just lost NW i'm sure they will fight hard

User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6385 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1968 times:



Quoting DL767captain (Reply 20):
While i like pepsi more (if i have a choice) it doesn't make that big of a difference to me. I bet they'll pick whichever one gives them the best price, considering Pepsi just lost NW i'm sure they will fight hard

And as I said, another possibility would be that Pepsi may offer AA a sweet deal to drop Coke and serve Pepsi products exclusively.



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User currently offlineCslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

I'm in Canada, and Dr Pepper (like 7up) is distributed by Pepsi bottlers.


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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3634 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1936 times:



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 21):

And as I said, another possibility would be that Pepsi may offer AA a sweet deal to drop Coke and serve Pepsi products exclusively.

PepsiCo could also offer AA a "Power of One" deal to standardize AA on Frito-Lay snacks, Gatorade, and Tropicana juices as well. And keep in mind that AA also has PepsiCo's corporate travel contract, so I'd say that AA going all-Pepsi has a strong chance of happening.



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