On the "JetBlue to buy the US Shuttle" thread I believe it was JetBlueFan who made some comments about no coffee on short haul flights.....40...45...maybe 50 minutes.
I really didn't want to set off a "WN versus the world" thread but I thought I would solicit a few thoughts as to why and how...
How and why does WN
manage to offer a full beverage service on flights as short as DAL
...all scheduled for about 45 mins gate-to-gate (which puts you in the air for 30-35 minutes) when their erstwhile competitors don't.
Even more interesting, how is it a supposed no-frills, extraordinarily basic transportation type carrier can manage this and the full service bubbas (and bubbetes) can't?
I fly a lot and I can't think of any time on WN
when I haven't had a beverage service...and even a refill if I wanted one. I have seen a few flights get bumpy (Tx Tstrms) and the cups, cans, and glasses got collcted early....but I haven't seen a no-service flight and I fly them a LOT.
Frankly, i can't imagine how the so-called full service carriers get away with limiting their cabin service when a LCC can manage the real deal. That's why to me, the assigned seat isn't so important. I'd rather have two or three drinks than sit in 13A.