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Article: how to get a free drink on board

Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:39 pm

Sorry… The goal of being nice and respectful should not be to get a free drink. It should be… That you are a decent human being.

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Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:12 pm

:idea: Or you'll just choose a decent airline.
Or pretend a special medical condition :confused:
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Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:21 pm

Can’t remember the last time I flew an airline and didn’t get a free drink. Murica.
 
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Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:54 pm

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.
 
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Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:35 am

I almost only fly SQ so I always get a free drink.
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Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:50 pm

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.


Or you can fly BA where they will charge you legacy prices but still make you pay for water, just like a ULCC!
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Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:07 pm

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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Re: Article: how to get a free drink on board

Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:14 am

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.

Not really. I gave Scoot a chance once on a one way ticket SYD-SIN. I paid about S$150 less than SQ. Then I had to pay for luggage, meals (multiple meals because each S$20 was tiny and didn't fill me), multiple drinks, entertainment, etc. On top of that I did not have priority boarding, priority tags, or good levels of service. All in I ended up paying about the same. I'll continue to fly SQ / legacy.
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