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User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Eff Monday, as the first part of a new catering strategy on it's domestic routes, Qantas will offer all passengers in all classes free beer and wine after 4.00pm on Citiflyer services only. (i.e. - SYD-BNE, BNE-MEL and MEL-SYD). The tradeoff is there will be no tea or coffee on these flights after 4.00pm, except for BNE-MEL where it will be available all day as it is considered a medium haul sector. Part of the catering overhaul which will see non-trunk routes catering upgraded to trunk route standard and other similar enhancements.
Cheers/Regards.
Al.

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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

No tea or coffee???

What happens if I'm a teetotaller???

More like trunk routes DOWNgraded to non-trunk standard...



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User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Grab a coffee in the club before you leave or grab a coke on board !  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

What if I want a hot drink and I had to run or was held up by security??  Smile


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User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

Who cares about the grog. Bring back the hot meals...

"non-trunk routes catering upgraded to trunk route standard and other similar enhancements" - did they say enhancements? trunk routes catering is among the worst in my opinion. And there is nothing to enhance to - it is all pretty bare bones these days.


User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

I may by generalising but when no tea and coffee was trialled at QFLink on MEL-LST (40min sector) in favour of offered bar (charge for alcohol).Tea and coffee was still to be prepared and delivered to pax on request. The customer was told that it would be delivered after the service was completed and no one ever complained.

I am sure no one would mind having to wait for tea and coffee. Especially if a glass of red is going for nothing!!!!

Two other facts remain, in my opinion;
*I am sure one could survive an hour or so without a tiny cup of tea or coffee.
*Is the tea and coffee on offer really worth getting all that worked up about?


User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1259 times:

This seems to be a stupid decision. What if I don't drink beer or wine? Some people have a coffee or tea to settle their flying woes, or a coffee on the flight back home from a days work.

Isn't tea & coffee much cheaper then alcohol?


User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Miami1 - the point is that there's no choice of tea or coffee, or that is what the information implies. And as MEA said, some people don't drink. Alcohol is not good for flying, higher levels of dehydration results.

I maybe nit-picking, but I don't see how this saves QF money or enhances their service in any way.



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User currently offline'Longreach' From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1227 times:

Why are they so adament to stop the tea and coffee service? surely the alcohol costs them more than free tea and coffee?

I don't know what they are thinking? and why 4pm? what if your flight is say 3:30pm to 4:30pm? do they just say no sorry you missed out?

Crazy Crazy decisions here!


User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

I dunno - I'd guess tea/coffee may be available, but it would be on request and served after the normal service or something. Mind you - it's only the Citiflyers and it's only after 1600, so I guess the corporate bods would rather a free refreshing ale or vino after a hard day of meetings in another city than a thimble full of tea or coffee! This is Oz after all - I know what I'd prefer! Maybe it's aimed at the corporates who are paying top $ as a general rule for their seats and it's another "value-add" to justify the fares.
From what I've seen, the level of catering is pretty much in relation to the reduced cabin crew numbers crewing each flight now. Guess it's easier to throw a box and a can of beer to 220 pax on an hour flight with a handful of crew than do a full service. The long hauls will have their trays and hot meals, but for the shorter triangle routes it's just not viable I guess.
The sheet of paper I was given only has the basic outline, not the nuts and bolts, but would love to see that.
Cheers.


User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

The tea and coffee is revolting anyway. The booze is much more fun. Also a lot quicker and less fiddly for crew to dish out than T or C.
Cant please everyone I guess!


User currently offlineRatrap2001 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

So..is the strategy here to get passengers drunk enough to make them forget about they horrid service they received on their flight?And by getting rid of caffeinated drinks the customers won't be perky enough to complain...

Ratrap2001


User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1176 times:

Hey, guys. Could any of you give me the original source? If you can, it would be great. Thanks.

User currently offlineYago From Iceland, joined May 2002, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

Does the Happy Hour starts at 4 pm in Australia?

Yago


User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Tea and coffee hasn't been available after 4PM on Cityflyer services for a number of months.

I fly MEL-SYD-MEL every fortnight including today. Tonight, like other evening services the "snack" consisted of nuts, apple juice, 3 grosini sticks and guacamole dip which is disgusting. Soft drinks are available on request and grog for a fee.

Dinner is served from the 6PM flight onwards and is usually a cold pasta dish with juice.



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User currently offlineRushed From Australia, joined May 2000, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Stop complaining....your getting FREE GROG! (i think that it is very "un-australian" to complain about getting grog for free) What you could do is buy one of those cheap one way tickets, then see if you can drink the value of the ticket before you land... [there is the uni student comming out in me again] Could make for some interesting travels...although would have to drink alot to match even a $66 ticket... crikies.. thats over 2 slabs of beer!  Smile


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User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

Rushed - if one has lounge access, one could buy a red e-deal and see if one could consume the value of the ticket in the lounge prior to departure - leaving the flight to make up any shortfall!  Big grin

Dave


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