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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:23 pm

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 35):
LH lacks PTVs in the 747

for the 1000th time...the LH 744s are getting PTVs and new Y seats if they are staying in the fleet.

I never understand why people need them so much. Bring a book, get a few magazines, etc...
 
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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:16 pm

Quoting LOWS (Reply 50):
I never understand why people need them so much. Bring a book, get a few magazines, etc...

Look at how many airlines are installing Wi-Fi on board their planes, and then see the number of laptops and iPads, etc that people use on board as a result.

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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:47 pm

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 35):
Anyways, I'm glad AA took this step...brings them in line with their partner BA and one of their main competitors DL. If UA wants to be the premier American carrier they need to do this as well.

I tend to disagree: I don't think free alcohol in Y contributes much to an airline's reputation as a 'premier' airline. I'd say consistency in the level of FA customer service and hard-product have a greater impact on claiming that mantle. Don't get me wrong, kudos to AA for the decision, but it's surprisingly nonetheless. Do people really grumble that much about paying for a drink to Europe?

Perhaps, I'm just used to it, but I prefer paying for alcohol in Y. Then again, maybe UA/US have conditioned me to this mentality since I always fly them heading back to the States. I would rather have the option to buy three scotches or three bottles of wine and that's it; I don't have to bother the FA with 'would you mind if I have another...' I've flown LH a few times across the Atlantic, and it just felt awkward, 'would you mind if I had another beer?'; even during the drink service. The FA was extremely obliging, but it made me a little self-conscious.

Is my memory failing me, or did UA used to offer the first cocktail on Intl' free, and then additional ones were at charge?
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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:51 pm

Quoting DesertFlyer (Reply 8):
Since I'm flying DFW-MAD on Feb 2 in their otherwise terrible Y product, this is excellent news!

AA has better avg menu/portion specifications in my opinion on international Y class vs other American carriers.
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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:43 pm

Quoting malaysia (Reply 53):
AA has better avg menu/portion specifications in my opinion on international Y class vs other American carriers.

No way this is true... UA is somemewhat better, but AA the food is not even edible so the portion size is less relevant....and I am really NO peaky eater... But I get it US to Chile is the cheapest option...
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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:30 am

Nice! Just wished they did this months ago. Spent $49 on vodka going to LHR from DFW.
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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:17 am

Quoting LOWS (Reply 50):
for the 1000th time...the LH 744s are getting PTVs and new Y seats if they are staying in the fleet.

I never understand why people need them so much. Bring a book, get a few magazines, etc...

Is that an LH advertising line ?..bring a book

It's an 'archaic' state of affairs for an airline such as LH.

How long have PTV's been standard in economy for any self respecting airline now ?

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RE: AA-Feb 1st: Free Beer/Wine On Most Intl Flights

Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:33 am

Quoting etops1 (Reply 39):

How is it any different than having free alcohol in F?? You do your due diligence to serve as much as you think they can have then cut them off.

Quoting IrishAyes (Reply 47):

Just to clarify but you were not on a 76T. Just because it has winglets does not mean it's a 76T. Of the 58 active 763ERs, only 10 are without winglets. All our 76Ts not only has PTVs throughout the cabin but lie flat suites in J.
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