dredgy wrote:Can’t remember the last time I flew an airline and didn’t get a free drink. Murica.
PatrickZ80 wrote:dredgy wrote:Can’t remember the last time I flew an airline and didn’t get a free drink. Murica.
On LCCs charging for drinks is pretty common, not even water is free. Even legacies are moving in that direction.
The last time I got a free drink on a plane must have been well over a decade ago, that was the last time I flew a legacy airline (KLM). Ever since then I've always flown LCCs and have always been charged for drinks. I don't mind, with the fare difference between LCCs and legacies in mind the "free" drinks on legacies are pretty expensive.
Coal wrote:I almost only fly SQ so I always get a free drink.
PatrickZ80 wrote:Coal wrote:I almost only fly SQ so I always get a free drink.
Yes, you get a "free" drink but you pay insane fares. On the other hand you could fly a cheaper airline that charges for drinks, but with the amount of money you save on the fares you can buy dozens of drinks on board.
Let's give an example, airline A and airline B both fly the same route at more or less the same time. Airline A charges $250 for a ticket and provides a free drink on board. Airline B charges $150 for a ticket, but they charge $3 for a drink on board. Furthermore they're identical.
Let's say you want to fly and you want to have a drink on board. Which airline do you choose? Airline A because of the free drinks? Or airline B because of the lower fare? A simple calculation will point out that the fare difference is $100, in other words airline A charges $100 for that so called free drink and it's a compulsory purchase. No person in their right mind would spend $100 on a drink, but if you make it part of the ticket price plenty of people do. On the other hand people who fly airline B and pay $3 for a drink will still save $97 compared to people who fly airline A and get a free drink.
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