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Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:48 pm

Hello everyone!

There have been countless discussions on the forum about which US airlines serve coke or Pepsi. The most recent one being from 2006 if I am not mistaken. So I decided to see what has happened since.
Recently I flew on JU from BEG to CPH and to LCA and I was surprised to see that JU doesn't serve either. The reason for this being that recently they have joined a new program 'buy local' in order to support the Serbian economy. Before this they have been serving Pepsi.
My question is which airlines serve Pepsi and which serve coke and which ones don't serve either one?

Thanks...
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:50 pm



Quoting JU068 (Thread starter):
My question is which airlines serve Pepsi and which serve coke and which ones don't serve either one?

How about AA which serves both? That's one of the things I love about them! I am a Pepsi guy, and it's oh so hard to get it on airlines.

I know Coke is served on WN, UA, US, DL in the United States
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:54 pm

Continental is Coke

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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:57 pm

Midwest and Frontier are both Pepsi airlines.
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:14 pm

I never really pay attention because I don't really care, as long as it's not Dr Pepper or Virgin Cola. I do remember that LH served Coke on my recent flights with them (unfortunately only light not zero, but that's also not a big deal). Not sure about KL, but IIRC they also serve Coke.
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:15 pm

Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two? I could really care less if it's Pepsi or Coca Cola... Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice Big grin
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:17 pm

Alaska is one of those buy local airlines and serves Jones Soda, which is a Seattle based company known for making really wacky flavours like bubblegum soda.
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:20 pm

The selection of Coke for the merged DL/NW must have been a big blow to Pepsi. I think CO's contract might be coming up for renewal soon, so perhaps Pepsi will fight hard to get a deal with CO. Another option would be for them to give AA a sweet deal to drop Coke and serve Pepsi products exclusively.
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:34 pm



Quoting JU068 (Thread starter):
Recently I flew on JU from BEG to CPH and to LCA and I was surprised to see that JU doesn't serve either. The reason for this being that recently they have joined a new program 'buy local' in order to support the Serbian economy.

What do they serve then? Does Serbia have a local brand? And there's a Coca-Cola bottler in Serbia, so that makes no sense at all.

To continue the list of who-serves-what...

JetBlue serves Coca-Cola
Airtran serves Coca-Cola (being Atlanta-based, they'd better be!)
Spirit is also a Coke airline
Not sure what Virgin America serves, their vastly overcomplicated website doesn't seem to say
Alaska serves Jones sodas

Outside the US,
BA is Coke, IIRC...their craptacular website doesn't list anything. BA has such a huge website, and yet it seems to have so little actual information...a pet peeve of mine.

Virgin Atlantic...doesn't say either. Is it a Virgin Group policy not to put any specifics on their websites? They had Virgin Cola last time I flew them.

EasyJet is Pepsi
Iberia is Coke, which mixes well with rum, which you need to put up with Iberia...
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:39 pm



Quoting JU068 (Thread starter):
The reason for this being that recently they have joined a new program 'buy local' in order to support the Serbian economy.

I can't stop thinking there is another main reason they stopped serving it. Is JU a buy-on-board airline nowadays?

Quoting Kappel (Reply 4):
I do remember that LH served Coke on my recent flights with them

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Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

Yes, at least I can. But I don't bother, I like them both.

Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice

Yugh! Big grin
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:40 pm



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

I taste a huge difference.
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:42 pm

I've had both Coke and Pepsi on VN flights
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:29 pm



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

Absolutely -- there's even a big difference between containers. For me,

Fountain: Coke wins (especially super surupy movie theater Coke), but Pepsi is tolerable.
Plastic bottle: Pepsi hands down to Coke
Can: Coke hands down to Pepsi (blech).

In the air (and served from a can), however, I've found that for whatever reason I can barely tolerate either Coke or Pepsi and strongly prefer Sprite or Mountain Dew when available.

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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:39 pm

This fixation on the part of US posters is baffling in the extreme to many of us from the other side of the Atlantic.

Both Pepsi and Cole are nasty, artificial drinks aimed at children and teenagers.

Neither is remotely healthy or has any authentically positive features whatsoever. Yet when Presidents move in and out of the White House, their choice of vending machines receives headline attention and the particular brand of slop each airline peddles to its hapless customers is deemed deserving of bandwidth.

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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:46 pm



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two?

Yes, but not just the difference between Pepsi and Coke. I am sure I used to be able to taste a difference in Coke depending on where it was bottled. When I was a kid in Ireland most coke was bottled locally but from time to time some of the shops would have coke bottled in England and it would not taste the same. It was the same when you went to Spain it just did not taste the same. I think it might be to do with the water that mixed with the syrup.

Not allowed it anymore but hay ho.

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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:49 pm



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two? I could really care less if it's Pepsi or Coca Cola... Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice

If you can't taste the difference there must be something wrong with your taste buds. I love going to Caribbean or Mexico and getting Coke with actual sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup, that's a huge improvement on the stuff we get in the US.

Most of the tomato juice I've seen has very high levels of sodium. One brand in particular is close to 1000% of the USDA recommended daily amount of sodium.
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:57 pm



Quoting PM (Reply 15):

I respectfully disagree, the so-called 'obsession' with Coke/Pepsi is not limited to just US posters, in fact, the term 'global brand' was pretty much invented to descibe them. To you it may seem silly, to others, no. In fact, a.netters tend to discuss topics which to most would seem obscure (e.g. which DL 757s have winglets etc.). They don't call us a.nutters for nothing you know  Smile
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:59 pm



Quoting Silentbob (Reply 17):
If you can't taste the difference there must be something wrong with your taste buds. I love going to Caribbean or Mexico and getting Coke with actual sugar instead of the high fructose corn syrup, that's a huge improvement on the stuff we get in the US.

Most of the tomato juice I've seen has very high levels of sodium. One brand in particular is close to 1000% of the USDA recommended daily amount of sodium.

Are you really trying to say that's it's healthier to drink *-Cola than tomato juice??? Then sorry dude, but it seems the adverts from CocaCola and Pepsi have really worked well on you...
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:02 pm



Quoting PM (Reply 15):
This fixation on the part of US posters is baffling in the extreme to many of us from the other side of the Atlantic.

Both Pepsi and Cole are nasty, artificial drinks aimed at children and teenagers.

Your profile says from Japan, yet you make reference to being on the other side of the Atlantic, so Im not sure where you currently are, however, according to Coke's website, consumption in Japan, and worldwide for that matter has doubled in the past 20 years. Consumption in the US has not doubled in the past 20 years. Coke coined the phrase "Its the real thing." Sounds like the rest of the world now agrees.

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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:22 pm



Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 5):
Uh, do you really can taste the difference btw the two? I could really care less if it's Pepsi or Coca Cola... Anyway during flight I'll rather enjoy a tomato juice

Yup, I can because I grew up drinking coke. I can tell you the difference between normal, diet, caffeine free and zero as well.  Wink Pepsi is far to bitter for me, personally. If you put a glass of pepsi in front of me and told me it was coke, I'd know you were lying.

I'm pretty sure Easyjet serves coke. I don't know about anybody else.
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:33 pm

I think most airlines in Europe serve Coca Cola. Bmi and Ryanair have Pepsi drinks on board while Virgin Atlantic stick with the Virgin brand and serve Virgin Cola, I think they still do anyway.

Aer Lingus: Coca Cola
Bmi: Pepsi
easyJet: Coca Cola
British Airways: Coca Cola
American Airlines: Coca Cola
Iberia: Coca Cola
Ryanair: Pepsi
Virgin Atlantic: Virgin Cola

I like both Coke and Pepsi so it doesn't bother me, I probably drink too much of the stuff anyway! Never liked Virgin Cola, very sickly sweet.
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:13 pm

JU is a 'full' service airline, a meal and two drinks are served. On their longer flight to AUH you get a warm meal and then cold breakfast.

Indeed, coke is bottled in Serbia but I assume they see Coke as an American product, not Serbian. So they serve serbian wine, serbian juices and serbian water  Wink

Serbian= serbian company produces in Serbia  Wink
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:21 pm

So, does any airline serve RC Cola, or has any airline ever served it in the past? (When I went to an airshow a few years ago I was surprised that all the food vendors were serving neither Coke nor Pepsi, but RC Cola! That of course isn't an airline, but one of the only times I've seen RC Cola get a contract like that.)
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:26 am



Quoting Flyfree727 (Reply 18):
Your profile says from Japan, yet you make reference to being on the other side of the Atlantic, so Im not sure where you currently are

I'm a European currently living in Japan. Here in Japan and in the four European countries where I've lived, I don't know a single adult who drinks either of these sickly, carbonated drinks.

Quoting Flyfree727 (Reply 18):
according to Coke's website, consumption in Japan, and worldwide for that matter has doubled in the past 20 years

Coke aren't selling a drink, they're selling a lifestyle. Cynical marketing draws people into it. Cigarette manufacturers are doing the same thing in developing countries. Neither the increased consumption of cigarettes nor colas is good for the health of the world's population so "doubled in the past 20 years" doesn't sound like much to celebrate to me.
 
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Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:26 am



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 8):
BA is Coke, IIRC...

They are, which most importantly means they have European orange Fanta.
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:56 am

I really wish more airlines served Pepsi products, not because I prefer it (don't get me wrong, I do. Coke is especially disgusting to me for some reason) but because Coke has nothing comparable to Mountain Dew (Vault doesn't count). More often than not, I've been on a flight and been in desparate need of caffeine and really didn't want cola to begin with (let alone coke). Dew is the one thing I could drink all the time (even though I know I shouldn't, hehehe) and not get tired of it.
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:27 pm



Quoting PM (Reply 23):
I don't know a single adult who drinks either of these sickly, carbonated drinks.

I know plenty of people who do (I live in the Netherlands). It's all about moderation. I like a coke a day (mostly during lunch or dinner), but the rest of the day I drink water and tea. Unfortunately, too many people drink nothing but coke products (or pepsi products), which is not good.

Quoting PM (Reply 23):
Coke aren't selling a drink, they're selling a lifestyle.

That's true. And people are buying into it, especially younger peopel. In that sense they are like McD, get the kids while they are young, so they are hooked on it for life...
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:18 pm



Quoting PM (Reply 13):
This fixation on the part of US posters is baffling in the extreme to many of us from the other side of the Atlantic.

The fixation on reading and then commenting on threads that clearly address subjects that posters repeatedly state they have no interest in baffles me to the extreme.

More importantly (and relevantly), given the space limitations on aircraft, and other factors (such as the fact that Pepsi probably doesn't even bother trying to land AirTran or Delta as they're both based in Coke-capital Atlanta), in the context of commercial aviation it is an interesting subject. Minor, but interesting.

(At least to some of us.  Silly )

Quoting JU068 (Reply 21):
Serbian= serbian company produces in Serbia

But if Serbia doesn't have a local brand, and Serbian workers are earning Serbian salaries bottling a product in Serbia, thus paying Serbian taxes, why would JU deem the product insufficiently Serbian? That makes no sense, and makes me wonder about JU's management quality.

By that logic, JU shouldn't serve coffee or tea, since neither is grown in Serbia.

Just out of curiosity, what beverages does JU serve, anyway?

(I just looked on their website, doesn't say, although the sandwiches look very good!)

Quoting Yflyer (Reply 22):
So, does any airline serve RC Cola, or has any airline ever served it in the past?

I'd swear I've had RC on a plane before, I can't remember where. Maybe Air South? Sounds like something Bubbaflot would have done.
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:42 pm



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 27):
Just out of curiosity, what beverages does JU serve, anyway?

Read the post again, saw the answer...

Quoting JU068 (Reply 21):
So they serve serbian wine, serbian juices and serbian water

But that raises two questions:

* no booze? If so, what do you mix it with?

* where's the CAFFEINE?  Silly
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:44 am



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 8):
Outside the US,
BA is Coke, IIRC...their craptacular website doesn't list anything. BA has such a huge website, and yet it seems to have so little actual information...a pet peeve of mine.

Virgin Atlantic...doesn't say either. Is it a Virgin Group policy not to put any specifics on their websites? They had Virgin Cola last time I flew them.

I'm actually surprised that any airline actually lists whether they serve Coke or Pepsi. Europeans generally don't care about this distinction. The Coke vs Pepsi thing is not so big over here.

BTW Virgin Cola is really vile IMHO.
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Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:24 pm



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 7):
The selection of Coke for the merged DL/NW must have been a big blow to Pepsi.

Pepsi didn't lose out too much though since NW/DL will seell Frito-lay (A pepsi company) snacks for sale on their flights.
 
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Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:45 pm



Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 8):
Outside the US,
BA is Coke, IIRC...their craptacular website doesn't list anything. BA has such a huge website, and yet it seems to have so little actual information...a pet peeve of mine.

Why waste a page on a website with information that is of little interest to the vast majority.

Virgin Atlantic...doesn't say either. Is it a Virgin Group policy not to put any specifics on their websites? They had Virgin Cola last time I flew them.

There is no way that SRB will alllow any Virgin branded plane to serve anything other than Virgin Cola; after all its virtually the only opportunity he has to shift the vile muck. I remember him tellin us it would be bigger than both Pepsi and Coke  bigmouth   bigmouth   bigmouth 
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:27 am

Here in Australia:

Qantas: Coke
Virgin Blue: Coke
Jetstar: Coke
Tiger Airways: Coke

But in other use, McDonalds has Coke, KFC has Pepsi. Certain fast food outlets in my closest shopping centre have a combination of both.
 
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Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:40 pm



Quoting SW733 (Reply 1):
DL in the United States

Easy to see why  Wink If they served Pepsi I would be surprised.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 20):
I like both Coke and Pepsi so it doesn't bother me, I probably drink too much of the stuff anyway! Never liked Virgin Cola, very sickly sweet.

Do they serve Virgin Cola on Virgin Blue and Virgin Nigeria?

Quoting JU068 (Reply 21):
Indeed, coke is bottled in Serbia but I assume they see Coke as an American product, not Serbian. So they serve serbian wine, serbian juices and serbian water Wink

Haven´t flown JU in a year, but even then I had tomato juice...They should serve Cockta!
 
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RE: Coke, Pepsi, Nothing Sir?

Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:32 am



Quoting PM (Reply 13):
This fixation on the part of US posters is baffling in the extreme to many of us from the other side of the Atlantic.

Weird that you pick on US posters when this thread was started by a non-US poster and many of the replies have been international.

Quoting MBJ2000 (Reply 17):
than tomato juice???

Tomato juice is not exactly a health drink. Really high in sodium and calories come mostly from sugar and it is nasty.
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