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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 22):
Anyway, what does jetBlue use? I ask because Pepsi is based up in White Plains - not far from NYC where jetBlue is based.

JetBlue uses Coke products (though I agree that they should switch to Pepsi because Pepsi is a NY brand AND it's tastier then coke  stirthepot 
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:36 am

Coke once had an opportunity to buy out Pepsi, they elected not to. Go Pepsi!
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:54 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 39):
What about CO?

Oh, naturally. This is entirely my own subjective impression, but it seems to me that DL, more than any other airline in this country, has a greater, stronger association with its home city. I mean, what's Atlanta without Delta? And vice-versa? The two go together like rum and, well, Coke. Funny to think that Delta wasn't even headquartered there until all that long ago.

On the other hand, I just don't think CO has the same level of popular association with Houston. Or AA with Fort Worth. Or even WN with Dallas, though if Wright hadn't been a factor, that might have turned out differently.

What are my criteria for this? Good question. I'd like to know myself. So don't put too much stock in the statement -- it's just an off the cuff remark about how it seems to me that DL and Atlanta are more closely related in the public mind than any other city/airline pair in the U.S. and, quite possibly, the world.

For example: the episode of "Futurama" where the crew visited the mythical undersea world of Atlanta. The reason it sank is because the DL hub got too darn large. Do you think any other television show could make that joke about any other airline? I just don't see it working with CO and Houston, which was all I was trying to say.  Smile

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 43):
....you're ~joking~ with this, right?

Nope. I know a fair bit about the Houston economy and its participants, so I know how many enormous, hugely important companies are based there, or have significant operations there, or what have you. So I'm not making that statement in total ignorance, nor am I trying to argue that Houston isn't one of the top three -- maybe top four -- most important economies in the United States. But I stand by my assertion that Atlanta has more than its share of "name brand" companies. Houston, on the other hand, might actually have less than its share of name brand companies. And in that category, the number one it does/did have is/was Enron.

Note also that my definition of "name brand" companies is about as scientific ("worthless") as my patented index of airline/city public perceptions.
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:06 am

Coke or Pepsi... I rather have neither. It's Dr. Pepper or Big Red all the way. Big Red is my favorite soda. Now only if CO can carry it...
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:24 am

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 53):
Coke or Pepsi... I rather have neither. It's Dr. Pepper or Big Red all the way. Big Red is my favorite soda. Now only if CO can carry it...

I like Big Red as well, but I believe that it only has regional U.S. distribution, and is not well known nationwide. I don't know if it would be successful on CO, even though that CO is based in Houston.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:33 pm

Southwest has a bonus (Dr. Pepper)

AirTran has a bonus (Cherry Coke)

I usually only care for Cherry Coke, Coke and Lime, Dr. Pepper, and Coca Cola Classic.

Mountain Dew is more acceptible to me than Lemon Lime Sodas (Slice/Sprite/7Up/Sierra Mist/)
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:46 am

Maybe they could serve Vault? Isn't that Coke's answer to Mountain Dew? I have only ever had one in my life, and I don't think it was that bad, but I usually go for Sugar Free Red Bull when I wanna get that jacked up.  Smile
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:54 am

Quoting CAETravlr (Reply 56):
Maybe they could serve Vault? Isn't that Coke's answer to Mountain Dew? I have only ever had one in my life, and I don't think it was that bad, but I usually go for Sugar Free Red Bull when I wanna get that jacked up.

I thought Coca Cola's Answer to Mountain Dew was Mello Yellow

and its answer to Dr. Pepper was Mr. Pibb

I thought Vault and Amp are like energized citrus sodas, Amp is Mountain Dew
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:41 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 57):
I thought Coca Cola's Answer to Mountain Dew was Mello Yellow

and its answer to Dr. Pepper was Mr. Pibb

I thought Vault and Amp are like energized citrus sodas, Amp is Mountain Dew

Ok, you're right. My bad.  Smile I shouldn't post while also trying to get some work done. LOL

Not to get too far off the topic, I was mostly just wondering aloud why they don't serve a broader range of the Coca Cola product line. Limited space for keeping it all on the cart would be my guess...
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:06 am

It's a shame that Midwest/Skyway serves Pepsi as Coke is the Unofficial Soda of Wisconsin. With Midwest being "pro" hometown it would only seem natural to have Coke onboard.
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 57):
I thought Vault and Amp are like energized citrus sodas, Amp is Mountain Dew

Pepsi's primary competitor to Vault is Mountain Dew MDX. Like Vault, MDX is not a true energy drink, but contains more caffiene than normal sodas. MDX also contains taurine like many energy drinks, while Vault does not.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:14 am

Anybody know why WN doesn't carry Coke's Minute Maid Lemonade (the regular and the pink kind)?

That stuff is hella good Big grin
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:08 pm

Quoting CAETravlr (Reply 58):
why they don't serve a broader range of the Coca Cola product line. Limited space for keeping it all on the cart would be my guess...

The more variety they offer - the more likely to run out of what you want. They are only going to carry X number of drink containers - so space and not wanting to run out woudl be my guesses..
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:15 pm

BTW....UA does still serve Pepsi on it's flights...I just had a couple diets on my flight a few weeks ago.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:27 pm

I much prefer Pepsi to Coke as I think Coke has a funny aftertaste. If the airline is Coca-Cola oriented and I want a soft drink, I ask for Sprite.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:37 pm

What about Iran Air.... do they serve any US soft drinks,
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:27 am

I'm amused that this thread is completely N American dominated. Clearly the rest of the world is more interested in the alcoholic drinks available on board  yummy 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:22 am

Quoting WDBRR (Reply 65):
What about Iran Air.... do they serve any US soft drinks,
they used to call us the Great Satan of the world....

Last time I checked a while back on an airline food website, they exclusively serve a local brand named Zam Zam Cola. Chances are that their beverage choice hasn't changed either, given the political situation in Iran right now with their current anti-US/Israel president.
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:29 am

Don't forget CO serves Mr. Pibb [one can per ERJ, unfortunately] and AA also serves Dr. Pepper. It's nice to have some variety in the sky.
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:40 am

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 67):
Zam Zam Cola

I had ZAM ZAM water from Saudi Arabia though Big grin
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:04 am

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 22):
Sodexho ran all restaurants on campus at Arizona State, even Burger King. Ironically, Burger King used Coca-Cola labeled cups since most Burger Kings have a contract with Coke, but at the one on campus they only served Pepsi! So you got Pepsi in a cup labeled Coke.

Many schools have contracts with either Coca-Cola or PepsiCo to establish exclusive pouring rights on campus. At Western Michigan University, only Coca-Cola products can be sold on campus. Because of this, the Taco Bell/Pizza Hut located in our student union serves Coke products, even while its menu and signage depict Pepsi Products.

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 22):
Anyway, what does jetBlue use? I ask because Pepsi is based up in White Plains - not far from NYC where jetBlue is based.



Quoting ThirteenRight (Reply 50):
JetBlue uses Coke products (though I agree that they should switch to Pepsi because Pepsi is a NY brand AND it's tastier then coke

jetBlue should serve Pepsi...it comes in blue cans!

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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:11 am

Just as a note, I flown on AA on MCO-SJU on July 5. To my suprise, all passengers were given a whole can of soda. Does AA do this on all flights?
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:52 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 71):
Just as a note, I flown on AA on MCO-SJU on July 5. To my suprise, all passengers were given a whole can of soda. Does AA do this on all flights?

I've gotten a whole can of either Coke or Pepsi on > 3 hour AA flights. I only got a glass flying from SFO to LAX.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:08 am

I could care less if it is Coke or Pepsi.... I just wish I could get caffiene free pop. Alot of people can't have caffiene. If they can serve it in coffee why not in the pop?

And yes Coke does have the corner on the parket. Allegiant, AirTran and NK all serve Coke if believe.

What does Alaska serve?

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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:56 am

Quoting L1011Lover (Reply 3):
And other than flying TWA I´ve never seen Slice and Diet Slice (which was their variant "similar" to Sprite and Diet Sprite), not even in a store I think!

Slice is the equivalent of Fanta (Orange). The Sprite drink would be 7Up.

Quoting L1011Lover (Reply 3):

Does someone remember which products Pan Am servd? What was their beverage selection?

I've had both on PA, but usually coke. (Anyone remember TAB?)
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:02 am

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 73):
I could care less if it is Coke or Pepsi.... I just wish I could get caffiene free pop. Alot of people can't have caffiene. If they can serve it in coffee why not in the pop?

Just drink Sprite instead of Coke then.

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 74):
Slice is the equivalent of Fanta (Orange). The Sprite drink would be 7Up.

Pepsi used to produce a lemon-lime flavored version of Slice. It has been replaced by Sierra Mist.

[Edited 2007-07-29 03:05:40]
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:15 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 75):
Pepsi used to produce a lemon-lime flavored version of Slice. It has been replaced by Sierra Mist.

Oh, OK. Orange Slice is still quite popular here. But I always thought 7Up was Pepsi, too?
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:49 am

Quoting TransIsland (Reply 76):
But I always thought 7Up was Pepsi, too?

Outside the U.S., yes.

In the U.S., 7Up is owned by Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages, formerly the Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Company.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:59 pm

The big question is....does anyone remember having a can of "new" Coke or "Crystal Pepsi" on a commercial flight?  Smile

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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:50 am

Here's something else that occurred to me about ATL's place in the popular imagination. Anyone ever heard the old joke along the lines of, "It doesn't matter if you're going to heaven or hell, you're going to have to go through Atlanta to get there"? I've never heard anything like that about any other airport  Smile
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:29 am

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 25):
At Air North we serve both. Although we do stock more coke than pepsi; for example in the back galley pop cupboard on our 737s we have 15 coke and only 10 pepsi. The trolley also has more coke than pepsi, and then up front for J class we have three of each.

In the case of Canadian airlines then;

As for WestJet, they started with Coke, then switched to Pepsi exclusively about 2 years ago. A change for the better if you ask me.  Wink

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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:26 am

I am a coke guy. Dones anyone know what the heck happened to surge?
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:30 pm

Quoting N844AA (Reply 79):
The big question is....does anyone remember having a can of "new" Coke or "Crystal Pepsi" on a commercial flight?

Never seen it, neither in south america nor in europe. I always thought crystal was exclusive to the north am markets.
In Brazil Coke rules also, but you can get some Guaraná pop-soda or Sprite.
I vote for classic Coke anytime!
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:00 pm

AA has a contract with both Coke and Pepsi. Policy is that we are suppose to serve the whole can, however I can tell you that unless you want the last few rows to only get a can of tonic or tomato juice then on certain full flights flight attendants make the decision to only serve cups in order to let everyone get a choice of soda. The pax can always ask for more later. Flight atttendants are famous for "saving" un-opened sodas from earlier flights to help make up for shortages down the line. You would think that if AA wants the f/a's to hand out the whole can that they would cater enough so that most everyone gets the soda of their choice. Again it always boils down to $$$$$. they are getting money from both Coke and Pepsi.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:08 pm

Quoting N710PS (Reply 81):
Dones anyone know what the heck happened to surge?

It was discontinued around the time Vault came out (which, BTW, has been a huge success for Coke).

BTW, I would love to see at least one US carrier that serves Coke serve Vault as well. Maybe when NW makes their SkyTeam-mandated switch from Pepsi to Coke in the near future, they'll offer Vault, as NW currently offers Mountain Dew on domestic flights.
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:17 am

Quoting N844AA (Reply 23):
I know a guy who swears this is the only way to mix a Cuba Libre with Jamaican rum

The only way to mix a Cuban Libre is with CUBAN rum...Havana Club Anjeo to be specific. Add a twist of lime and a shot of bitters....mmm mmm....

I really don't pay attention to who serves what. I prefer Pepsi, but don't mind Coke at all. Does anyone know what WS serves? I know AC is Coke, just curious if WS has gone with Pepsi.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:32 am

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 84):
BTW, I would love to see at least one US carrier that serves Coke serve Vault as well. Maybe when NW makes their SkyTeam-mandated switch from Pepsi to Coke in the near future, they'll offer Vault, as NW currently offers Mountain Dew on domestic flights.

What about Mello-Yello? Mello-Yello is the direct competitor to the original Mountain Dew, Vault competes with Mountain Dew MDX.
 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:34 am

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Is it me, or does Coke dominate the airline industry

Mmmh looking at some FA's faces on recent flights, I'd say it does.  scratchchin   stirthepot 
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RE: Coke Vs. Pepsi On US Major Airlines

Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:29 am

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 8):
The only good Cokes are the ones from Mexico that come in a glass bottle and are sweetened with real cane sugar, and not the regular high fructose corn syrup.



Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 44):
Don't care about the bottle type but damn the cane suger thing is through, I can't stand the coke in the US, we use real suger over here and it just dosen't compare

I've had the bottled Cokes in Mexico and I really didn't notice a difference. Just last week I had my first Dr. Pepper this year (I almost never drink regular soda anymore), and it was a Dr. Pepper in a glass bottle that uses Imperial cane sugar and is bottled in Dublin, Texas. Maybe I've lost my taste for overly sweet things, but I didn't like it.

Now, in order to be an even more Southern airline, I hereby start the petition that Delta serve Sun Drop (and Diet Sun Drop!).

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