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AirTran - First Airline To Serve Vanilla Coke  
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Yeah Yeah, I know it isn't much of a breakthrough, but for all of you Vanilla Coke Fans like myself, here is just another reason to fly your local lowfare carrier. I just recieved my businesswire email today and there it was, plain as day AIRTRAN FORGED AN AGREEMENT WITH COKE, and BECAME THE FIRST AIRLINE TO SERVE VANILLA COKE ONBOARD.

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User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Local lowfare carrier?

Oh, must mean Southwest.
Actually, Delta has lower fares. You must mean them.

I'm not surprised the other airlines haven't added Vanilla Coke yet. There is great costs associated with adding to onboard catering and in many cases reduces the availability of alternate items.


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1603 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

A tray of Vanilla Coke and Minutemaid Lemonade is added in addition to the normal complement of beverages. Most people won't touch Vanilla Coke but those that like it, usually younger folks, are very excited that we offer it.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2632 times:
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Are there any airlines that serve Jolt Cola? Maybe Air Tran should add that to their menu...

User currently offlineTpowaleny From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Ooohh.. What about TaB? Does AirTran offer that?

User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Is the stuff even any good?? I don't drink caffeine, so I've never had it, but I just don't think that I would care for it. Vanilla ice cream and Coke (Coke floats) were kind of gross when I had them several years ago. (Sorry about going off-topic)

I'm actually kind of surprised that Delta didn't introduce it, being -sort-of- a "flagship" carrier for Coke based in ATL. (Back on topic)


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

I didn't like it much.

I prefer regular Coke.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

I'm not even going to comment any further. The email didn't tell me anything except that AIRTRAN WAS THE FIRST AIRLINE TO OFFER VANILLA COKE ONBOARD. Seiple, When I said fly your local lowfare carrier, you misunderstood me. I said fly your local LOWFARE carrier. Not Fly your Local Major Airline. I just thought you should know what I meant.

Gr8SlvrFlt, I for one am very excited that AirTran offers Vanilla Coke, I would usually just get the juices (and probably still will). It will be a matter of time before other airlines start offering it. Maybe not anytime soon as the airlines are kind of in an economic depression (AFAIK, and correct me if I am wrong but from what I have HEARD so far, AirTran, Southwest, jetBlue posted profits.) (If I left any others out, KINDLY let me know.) But the others posted losses.


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

BA, The reason I like it is because it tastes like regular coke, but has a tint of vanilla in it. Mmmmm

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Westjet was supposed to add it in August or September. So unless they didn't then maybe they are the first airline but I read in Westjet's onboard magazine that they were adding it so perhaps it is not right.

User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1063 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

BR - Thank you for sharing this important newsflash with us all.

 Insane

For those who haven't tried Vanilla Coke yet, you should... it's great.


User currently offlineDc10@dfw From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

That shit tastes like the cheap cola my mom bought 30 years ago. Pathmark brand (generic) back in New York.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

DC10@dfw. WOW!!! It sure is amazing you can remember what Pathmark tasted like 30 years ago. You must be well known for your longterm memory.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8092 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

This is a great topic.


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User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

BR715:

I'm sorry, I forgot.... Southwest isn't a major airline. How silly of me....


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

>>I'm not even going to comment any further. The email didn't tell me anything except that AIRTRAN WAS THE FIRST AIRLINE TO OFFER VANILLA COKE ONBOARD. Seiple, When I said fly your local lowfare carrier, you misunderstood me. I said fly your local LOWFARE carrier. Not Fly your Local Major Airline. I just thought you should know what I meant.<<


>>BR715:

I'm sorry, I forgot.... Southwest isn't a major airline. How silly of me.... <<



Obviously BR715-A1-30's post went right over Seiple's head, so I'll spell it out for Mr. Seiple:

He's saying Southwest has become a major carrier just like the rest, rather than a local low-fare carrier like AirTran is and Southwest used to be.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineSeiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

TWFirst:
I'm sure this will get deleted, but as we aren't allowed to converse over this, I'd very much appreciate it if you'd e-mail me I'm sure we can have this sorted out with one e-mail.


User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

didn't notice it on your last FL flight BR? It has been onboard for a couple months now I believe.

I know that I'm the last person to be saying this, but AirTran is starting to mimic VJet again. Opening a focus city in the DC Area, planning on acquiring larger aircraft types(717-300), and is now having ads for their water in the timetable(look back a-ways to the 95/96 VJet timetables).


User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

When I see our aircraft getting catered here in ATL, the only drink they don't have to refill is the Vanilla Coke...gonna have to brush the dust off the cans soon.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Flyer732,

A Soda can can actually last up to 30 years with soda in it.

After that, the soda will become acidic, eat up the aluminum can and leak.

One day I heard they'd like to solve this problem by starting to use steel cans that are as light as aluminum cans, as cheap, and last much longer.

With modern technology, steel can be made as thin and as light as aluminum cans. The problem though is the cost. The cost of steel will need to be lowered before, unless everyone is willing to pay more for soda can.

So you can keep a soda lasting more than 30 years without leaking.  Smile

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Dash8King is right
I was in a job interview at YHM for Worldwide aviation services who preps the WJ aircraft and they had vanilla Coke it was in June or July.



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User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

"Flyer732,

A Soda can can actually last up to 30 years with soda in it.

After that, the soda will become acidic, eat up the aluminum can and leak.

One day I heard they'd like to solve this problem by starting to use steel cans that are as light as aluminum cans, as cheap, and last much longer."

I simply said that no one was asking for them, not that they were leaking.


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Hmmm, BR, did you specifically say LOWFARE? Well, in this case, Southwest is still TECHNICALLY a low-fare airline.

I'd really prefer Pepsi Twist over Vanilla Coke, tried that, it tastes crap.

9V-SVA



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User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

I hope Delta starts serving Vanilla Coke on their flights soon... would be nice for a change.

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

DC10@dfw. WOW!!! It sure is amazing you can remember what Pathmark tasted like 30 years ago. You must be well known for your longterm memory.

BR17, you obviously had the luxury of growing up without discount food products being stuffed down your face.


25 Fsuwxman : The only thing Vanilla Coke is good for is a mixer for Captain Morgan...You think they will start selling those little Captain bottles on flight...If
26 Srbmod : Now the Diet Vanilla Coke is actually better than the regular Vanilla Coke. The reformulated Diet Cherry Coke is good as well. I don't think Jolt is i
27 Marcus : Tried vanilla coke.........didn't like it....have a mint and try the generic brand cola sold at wal mart and you will get the idea of what vanilla cok
28 CactusA319 : "here is just another reason to fly your local lowfare carrier." Um, my city is served by none other than 4 lowfare carriers, and AirTran is a distant
29 747-451 : Airtran serving the worst dishwater ever to be bottled will also offer insulin to those who are overwhelmed by the lousy sugar tates. What's next? Pep
30 BR715-A1-30 : Actually Pepsi Blue might be served on jetBlue. Who knows?
31 Chewd0g : Vanilla Coke mmmm sooooo goood!
32 Redwarf : Serving Vanilla Coke during flights isn't a revolutionary feat, but it's nice to mix it up in regards to selection of non-alcoholic beverages. However
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