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Old Sep 6, 13, 12:19 pm   #226
 
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Here in SAN everything is still the same. Maybe they are just testing it out to see what the reaction will be...so make sure you complain loudly to anyone who will listen.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 12:29 pm   #227
 
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Still all the usual stuff here at the terminal C UC in EWR...
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Old Sep 6, 13, 12:41 pm   #228
 
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Sorry, this was in BKK before my flight to KBV which I paid a whopping ~$65

USM is considerably more as PG has established a monopoly in a niche market and rightfully so. I have herd great things about what they did over at USM.
I flew PG out of USM last summer. Quite a nice terminal and my 3-day advance purchase fare to KUL was only $115 or thereabouts.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 1:29 pm   #229
 
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Some of us have expressed worry that UA would follow DL into the bottom shelf of the liquor cabinet. It may actually be worse than we feared.

The Gordon's vodka that's now the DL house pour is available online for anywhere from $12 to $16 a liter. The Bellows vodka that's now turning up at the UC costs $8.99 a liter. If price is an indication of quality, we're looking at drinks that will be crappier, and by a healthy margin, than what even DL serves.

Never let it be said that United is slavishly following the Delta playbook. When it comes to degrading the quality of the services it offers, the UC takes a back seat to no one.
Some family members of mine have a beverage ID number for their business. I know exactly how much wine and spirits cost. The volume discount UA would receive would be substantial.

This "nickel and diming" of customer service offerings and abundance of credit card perk idiocy just goes to show that UA management are more interested in their bonuses. But, that's what happens when you sell yourself to Wall Street as a publicly traded company. It's pretty pathetic and I am glad that I am not the one in charge. UA is a customer oriented business.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 1:43 pm   #230
 
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Some family members of mine have a beverage ID number for their business. I know exactly how much wine and spirits cost.
Can you price these Vodka's out for me, either wholesale or retail, for reference purposes? (or just a subset if it is too much effort...)

Tito's
Absolut
Bad Boy Vodka (in honor of Rodman's trip to see his 'friend')
Skyy
Smirnoff
Seagram's
Popov
Svedka
Bellows
Mccormick
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Old Sep 6, 13, 1:43 pm   #231
 
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And it is official....LAX Terminal 6 club is closing

http://www.insidesocal.com/aviation/...inal-upgrades/
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Old Sep 6, 13, 1:55 pm   #232
 
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Can you price these Vodka's out for me, either wholesale or retail, for reference purposes? (or just a subset if it is too much effort...)

Tito's
Absolut
Bad Boy Vodka (in honor of Rodman's trip to see his 'friend')
Skyy
Smirnoff
Seagram's
Popov
Svedka
Bellows
Mccormick
I can only give you the quote for my family members. That is, the quote I get will not be the same as the quote UA receives.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 2:00 pm   #233
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And it is official....LAX Terminal 6 club is closing

http://www.insidesocal.com/aviation/...inal-upgrades/
Hopefully with whatever the new situation is, it won't be a net loss of space as what was observed at SEA, from what the indications are
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Old Sep 6, 13, 2:05 pm   #234
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Can you price these Vodka's out for me, either wholesale or retail, for reference purposes? (or just a subset if it is too much effort...)
Retail ABC prices in VA for these, all for 750mL bottles; depending on the state, UA may have to pay retail prices, or may get them wholesale, so make of these numbers what you will:

Absolut - $21.90
Tito's - $20.95
Skyy - $16.95
Smirnoff - $14.95
Svedka - $14.95
Seagram's - $11.95
Popov - $8.40
Mccormick - $6.40 (* based on the only available size, 1.75L, at $14.95)

Bad Boy Vodka - not available in VA
Bellows - not available in VA
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Old Sep 6, 13, 2:07 pm   #235
 
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Hopefully with whatever the new situation is, it won't be a net loss of space as what was observed at SEA, from what the indications are
SEA's new club is awesome, and not in a basement...

The only time it is crowded is ahead of the NRT flight. Now that this flight is downgauging to a 787, this (crowding) probably won't be an issue anymore.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 4:44 pm   #236
 
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Retail ABC prices in VA for these, all for 750mL bottles; depending on the state, UA may have to pay retail prices, or may get them wholesale, so make of these numbers what you will:

Absolut - $21.90
Tito's - $20.95
Skyy - $16.95
Smirnoff - $14.95
Svedka - $14.95
Seagram's - $11.95
Popov - $8.40
Mccormick - $6.40 (* based on the only available size, 1.75L, at $14.95)

Bad Boy Vodka - not available in VA
Bellows - not available in VA
I'm pretty sure all those retail prices are cheaper here in Dallas. I just bought 1.75L of Tito's $24.50 at Goody Goody. Saw a 1.75 Svedka it was $16.99 or 18.99. I will look when there again. UA should get a bigger discount than that.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 5:35 pm   #237
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I always liked the Sierra Nevada and other local beer at LAX and SFO, hope they keep it comped. I suppose the UC is now an open bar at a dumpy banquet hall, serving cheap spirits that taste like rubbing alcohol.
Not looking forward to my SFO-YVR flight in the near future... to UA.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 5:35 pm   #238
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I'm pretty sure all those retail prices are cheaper here in Dallas. I just bought 1.75L of Tito's $24.50 at Goody Goody. Saw a 1.75 Svedka it was $16.99 or 18.99. I will look when there again. UA should get a bigger discount than that.
Liquor taxes might be lower, but sales tax is 15%
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Old Sep 6, 13, 5:55 pm   #239
 
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Here is the solution for IAH for a >3 hour layover.

1) Ride the 102 bus to the convenience store on Greens Road (about 15 minutes).
2) Buy a bottle of expensive spirit of your choice for the price of one measure of it in the UC.
3) Drink the expensive spirit of your choice while waiting for the 102 bus back to the airport, from a brown paper bag as drinking at a bus stop is a misdemeanor in Houston.
4) Ride the bus back to the airport.
4) Go through security at Terminal C (shortest lines) and ride the airside train back to Terminal E.
5) Go to the UC. You should be so drunk that the low-quality spirits served in the UC are of no consequence.

HOWEVER: You may also be so drunk that they will not let you into the UC for being drunk. Furthermore, you may be denied boarding on the bus for being drunk, or for not having the $1.25 fare, or for lacking the hand-eye co-ordination required for putting the fare into the fare box on the bus. Then they may not let you on the plane, either. And you might have already been arrested for drinking at the bus stop...

Maybe this isn't such a good idea. I'll get my coat.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 7:36 pm   #240
 
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I suppose I am one of those freeloaders....but to be fair UA gets paid for each entry I make via Priority Pass (Int'l version so still valid at UA) but I am not pleased with this either. I am not a big spirits drinker but do like wine and beer. The wine was pretty bad most of the time but you still had beer to fall back on. Now there is just the carrot sticks! I won't drink Bud or 2 buck chuck (or whatever cheaper stuff UA can source) and there is no food to speak of so what's the point? Definitely will stick to the AS Boardroom in Seattle! Also it will not endear me to flying UA in the future.
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