nws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 846 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23650 times:
Well Diet Coke is extra fizzy, but as a FA it is not that much worse to pour. If I'm in a hurry I will start giving passengers the cans after I pour half the cup instead of waiting for the foam to die down.
COEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 23549 times:
Quoting nws2002 (Reply 1): Well Diet Coke is extra fizzy, but as a FA it is not that much worse to pour. If I'm in a hurry I will start giving passengers the cans after I pour half the cup instead of waiting for the foam to die down.
That's the reason I ask for Diet Coke. That way I am more likely to get the whole can
sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1626 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 23302 times:
Well personally speaking for me I don't care whether its a diet coke or what once we are in the air, but don't snap your fingers and tell me you want two whiskeys neat as we are trying to complete boarding on time at 4am and settle 350 coach passengers down to push back on time! Happens quite frequently at my airline
EWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 22664 times:
If you want the can, ask, you get the can.. It's that simple. As for pouring Diet Coke, so it foams more. BFD. Pour it and move on. You want to impress me, say please, thank you and you're welcome. Take your ear phones out when we are talking. Basic courtesies impress me.
MLD9S From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 22355 times:
Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 11): You want to impress me, say please, thank you and you're welcome. Take your ear phones out when we are talking. Basic courtesies impress me.
Besides, I think Heather Poole flies for American. Do American flight attendants even pour drinks in coach? (I am not being sarcastic - Every AA flight I have ever been on, I've just been handed a can of soda and a glass of ice when in coach.)
flyfree727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 640 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 21155 times:
Quoting MLD9S (Reply 14): Do American flight attendants even pour drinks in coach? (I am not being sarcastic - Every AA flight I have ever been on, I've just been handed a can of soda and a glass of ice when in coach.)
Its AA policy to provide a full can of soda and a cup of ice during the first bev service. Policy is second service to offer a cup of soda unless full can requested by passenger. I personally ask on the second service if they would like the full can, and most only request a cup.
And, Diet Coke is the most popular request we receive for soda.
lax777lr From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 20990 times:
Oh yeah, I think we all seek how to impress flight attendants more with very flight... If you weren't brought up with basic interpersonal skills and common courtesy from your mom long ago, I doubt this article will influence your behavior... Good book plug though...
vulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 20221 times:
I've been a flight attendant for 7 years and could care less what a pax asks me for. They are the reason I'm there. As long as they are polite I'm fine with it. Unfortunately, simple manners seem to have gone by the wayside these days. It's really bad.
COEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 20220 times:
Quoting B2443 (Reply 9): Is there some kind of policy not to hand out the whole can?
Yikes! People took my comment seriously! I did put in a smiley!
Actually I don't think it is particularly important to impress FAs specifically either. But I do extend common courtesies to them that I would to anyone else, like saying please and taking off head phones and such. It is just the right thing to do.
shufflemoomin From Denmark, joined Jun 2010, 467 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19765 times:
They're flying in a pressurized metal tube at 30,000 feet and 500 mph where the slightest mistake or mechanical failure can result in fiery death. The fact that "diet coke is too fizzy" shows that they're somewhat taking it all for granted.
ditzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18680 times:
Adding a slice of lemon before pouring the lemon prevents the fizz problem.
These days, my airline serves Diet Coke only in first class and the amount of it available is minuscule. It cannot be ordered upline. I love my Diet Coke and have switched to green tea with jasmine as my preferred drink at work after Coke Zero was forced upon me.
n92r03 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18105 times:
Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 11): say please, thank you and you're welcome. Take your ear phones out when we are talking.
The basics that we learned as children, but as society as a whole has gone downhill, so have the basic manners. They say you can get a lot more with sugar than vinegar...just being polite will get one a long way.
FWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 17979 times:
Quoting ditzyboy (Reply 21): These days, my airline serves Diet Coke only in first class and the amount of it available is minuscule. It cannot be ordered upline. I love my Diet Coke and have switched to green tea with jasmine as my preferred drink at work after Coke Zero was forced upon me.
Which airline is this? The official line from Coca-Cola is that Coke Zero is NOT a replacement for Diet Coke. Instead, Coke Zero is its own beverage with its own flavor profile.
Here in the US, you always see the two served side-by-side no matter what the situation.
I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
: While I'm always polite to the F/As, I don't want to be sometimes when the F/As are holding an ongoing, gossipy conversation with each other while th
: You are so correct, and I hope I said thank you enough when we were lucky enough to be on your flight from MXP!!!! If people would simply get the vod
: Qantas. There was once five Diet Cokes in every splits drawer. Three out of the five were made Coke Zero, then the company makes a statement that Cok
: Smart move, Diet soda no matter what the brand is vial! Diet 7 Up and Diet Sprite are OK. The higher carbination to cut the bitter taste sensation. A
: I have an idea! I will order a coke ZERO and ask her/him NOT to pour it! That oughta do it! Boaz.
: Wouldn't this whole issue be solved by simply handing the passenger a can and a glass. I'm paying to get from A to B and possibly some refreshments I
: FA One: Which one is the Coke and which one is the Sprite? FA Two: I dont know. I wasnt there when they were poured.
: I hope none of the diabetic passengers go into a coma trying to impress the crew............
: Why would one want to impress FA's anyways ? Specially on US flights. Be polite and civilized. If they do not respond to your requests, be firm. But n
: Agreed. I am on the flight to get somewhere. I am a paying customer. I do not expect to be treated like royalty. I will be polite and respectful and
: I agree. Other than please and thank you and not shouting when **** hits the fan I can't really think of anything else to do. After all, your interac
: I don't know, maybe being crammed into a 17" by 28" square area, fighting simply for room to put your elbow and not getting whacked in the knee by a
: Simple solution. Give them the can you terribly cost-cutting airlines out there!
: Why anyone would ask for a Diet soda is beyond me.
: I don't like pouring it. I worked at McDonalds for 4 + years. worst drink in the world to pour. same in the air. fizzes like mad. But I say let them h
: I seem to recall that we were given a snack pack containing a packet of Menthos on one Qantas SIN-LHR flight. Maybe I should have ordered a Coke and
: A lost art these days and sadly from us (FAs) as well. I am just grateful that it still exists. I, for one, treat others as I would like to be treate
: Very good answer from a very smart FA ! (you're in the "right business", but I'm not so sure about the other FA) I agree with your post, except this p
: Sorry a little off topic here but I have to agree. I use to sip away at Coke Light and Diet Coke like there was no tomorrow until I read about how da
: Yep, I also stopped drinking and eating stuff with artificial sweeteners. They even have to be combined to level out the unwanted properties of them s
: I have no knowledge how the airlines handle that "matter"; does any one here care to guess how many festivals of one kind or another, there are each a
: Well, if that's true, after 27 years of drinking Diet Coke almost exclusively, my death must be imminent. Coke Light = YUCK, Diet Coke = YUMMY. But,
: rwy04lga......... I sincerely hope you live to be 110 ! And I fully realized m any people would weigh in, claiming many years of drfinking diet coke,
: I find the whole "beverage cart" process to be kind of amusing. Not that I have any better idea in mind, but there's just something Pavlovian about it
: Sorry, but I hardly think of ordering my drink simply to make someone I'll never meet again happy. I don't do anything to make my flight attendants an
: I wish airlines would serve Pepsi! Coke and Diet Coke leave a funny, sour aftertaste in my mouth.
: I've always wondered why we have to bust our butts to get a service done on IAH-AUS. Do passengers really need a tiny cup of Coke on that short of a
: AA serves both. I, too, am a Pepsi/Diet Pepsi fan so I can always get it on AA.
: Nope. Just hand out a tiny bottle of water on boarding. I was on an LH flight VCE-MUC and they felt they had to serve drinks, but handed out cookies