Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > United Airlines | MileagePlus
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 23, 10, 12:02 pm   #16
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: COS
Programs: UA 1K, HH Diamond, SPG Platinum, , Marriott Gold, Hyatt Platinum, Hertz PC, National EE
Posts: 937
Quote:
Originally Posted by boomerang-boy View Post
Dumb question here as it's been a long time since I was in a Red Carpet Club, are drinks now free in the all the clubs or just at HNL?

Just HNL.


My question though: Are the tap beers no longer available? Kona Longboard was always available when I spent time in the HNL RCC both last year and this year.
COSPILOT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 10, 12:14 pm   #17
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: HNL
Programs: AS MVPG, HH Gold, Hyatt Plat
Posts: 3,018
It's not currently available nor are any other spirits. Just wine and bottled beer.
__________________
My Flightmemory
Ripper3785 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 10, 12:29 pm   #18
In Memoriam
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Easton, CT, USA
Programs: ua prem exec, Former hilton diamond
Posts: 31,819
From the flyerguide wiki

As of July 2010, there had just been a change in the contract for operating the bar. This temporarily means that no liquor is available in this club until the new bar operator obtains its liquor license from the local government. As a mitigation, bottled beer and wine are temporarily free of charge (until the liquor license is approved).

The bartender indicated that once the liquor license is approved, they intend to offer draft Longboard lager from the Kona Brewing Co., which is a local micro-brewer. There are only 2 beer taps at the bar, so the other tap will be a mainstream national US brand lager. They also offer the Japanese Kirin brand beer in cans, although the fine print on the can indicates that it was actually brewed by A-B in Los Angeles, CA. Similarly, Heineken is available in cans. Ale is not available in this RCC location.
__________________
Mike Cordelli mike@cordelli.com
cordelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 10, 12:32 pm   #19
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: DAY
Programs: UA 1K; Marriott Plat; Priority Club Gold; Amex MR
Posts: 3,064
Quote:
Originally Posted by SEA1K4EVR View Post
It's free at all international RCC's and apparently at HNL. But not at any other domestic RCC.
Also free at PHL...beer, wine, and liquor. Full service bar with bartender.

Not sure of any particular rationale....or why these particular clubs, but not complaining

It's a stumper.
goodeats21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 23, 10, 2:54 pm   #20
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SFO
Programs: Amtrak S+, UA 1K, AA louse, SY, VX, HH DIA, SPG Gold, MR Gold, Colbert Platinum, Transit Score 94
Posts: 3,895
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
Also free at PHL...beer, wine, and liquor. Full service bar with bartender.

Not sure of any particular rationale....or why these particular clubs, but not complaining

It's a stumper.
HNL, I can understand with the Asia traffic. Though, it would be cool if the same logic applied to SFO.
__________________
Modern Trains Now! | My FM | TSA Pre✓: 87/87 | 2014 UA Domestic Upgrades: 21/29; '13: 40/54; '12: 48/53; '11: 36/39; '10: 67/72
GoAmtrak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 12, 11:22 pm   #21
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 17
HNL United Club - expired liquor license

Wanted a drink before departure and couldn't get one, excuse - "We let our liquor license expire."
Who is running this place? Bad to worse daily.
bluetim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 12, 11:28 pm   #22
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dubai / NYC
Programs: EK-PLAT (I/O), UA-1K, BA-GOLD, SPG-PLAT100, JUMEIRAH-SIRIUS GOLD
Posts: 4,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluetim View Post
Wanted a drink before departure and couldn't get one, excuse - "We let our liquor license expire."
Who is running this place? Bad to worse daily.
Let me take a wild guess...........with the merger, no need for 2 station managers, 2 cust service managers, 2 Ops managers. Who kept and who lost their jobs? Who's responsibility is the clubs? WAY TO GO CO!!!!
chinatraderjmr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:07 am   #23
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: IND
Programs: US*S, MR Silver, HH Gold, SPG Gold, Hertz 5*, National Exec
Posts: 3,350
What a disgrace. Not so much for the lack of alcohol but because they would do something like let their liquor licence expire. It's pretty embarrassing to have to tell that to your customers.
Santander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:20 am   #24
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New York, NY
Programs: UA, AA, DL, Hertz, Avis, National, Hyatt, Hilton, SPG, Marriott
Posts: 3,181
Quote:
Originally Posted by chinatraderjmr View Post
WAY TO GO CO!!!!
This is one screwup that former CO has nothing to do with!
EWR764 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:23 am   #25
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Programs: United Airlines MileagePlusŪ PremierŪ 1KŪ
Posts: 1,427
How does this happen? Was someone not paying attention or are they trying to save money?

I'm going to try and get a gate pass tomorrow as I am trying to bring one of my traveling friends into the club. If I get the pass I'll ask them what happened.
love_to_travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:26 am   #26
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: HNL
Programs: UA 1K3MM, SPG Plat, Hilton Gold
Posts: 738
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluetim View Post
Wanted a drink before departure and couldn't get one, excuse - "We let our liquor license expire."
Who is running this place? Bad to worse daily.
Seriously? Couldn't get one? Plenty of drink options at the Honolulu airport! Kind of sad if the only reason to get a UC membership is to drink liquor. There is the place right next to Quizno's at the United gates for drinks if you really gotta have one.
HNLbasedFlyer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:31 am   #27
FlyerTalk Evangelist
2014 Elections
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: COS
Programs: AA-Plat, UA-1K, PMUA-0.95MM, COUA-1.4MM-lite, COUA-1.0MM-BIS
Posts: 11,716
Quote:
Originally Posted by billxmeredith View Post
Seriously? Couldn't get one? Plenty of drink options at the Honolulu airport! Kind of sad if the only reason to get a UC membership is to drink liquor. There is the place right next to Quizno's at the United gates for drinks if you really gotta have one.
One of the stated benefits of a UC membership is free liquor. What is sad is a seller failing to deliver on its commitments.
__________________
Robert Crandall on American Airlines: it's a great company that does important work. But airlines are not an investment.
mre5765 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:32 am   #28
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA
Programs: United Airlines MileagePlusŪ PremierŪ 1KŪ
Posts: 1,427
I don't think the OP is complaining about not getting a drink. I think he is complaining that the United Club is not providing a service that it said it would, as detailed here.
love_to_travel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:34 am   #29
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atherton, CA
Programs: UA 1K, AA EXP; Owner, Green Bay Packers
Posts: 9,685
Cool

LOL...

A lot cheaper for UA this way, isn't it!
__________________
Doc Savage -Current Location
Doc Savage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 7, 12, 12:53 am   #30
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: HNL
Programs: UA 1K3MM, SPG Plat, Hilton Gold
Posts: 738
I hate to tell you for all you folks who don't live in Hawaii that it is different here. They probably had issues that couldn't be overcome that wouldn't be a problem on the mainland. Sorry for the reality check - just different here.

If you really need a drink - go to the place next to Quizno's.
HNLbasedFlyer is online now   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 8:20 pm.