Well this isn’t a good sign.
FlyerTalker trevorwh2 posted this in the Alaska Airlines forum:
“Was just informed by my FA that Alaska has changed its policy and will no longer offer pre-flight drinks in first class – water only. Policy went into effect August 1st. Fairly disappointing given that even the legacy carriers do this on a far worse first class product. Just a heads up for folks. If it matters – I’m on a previous VX flight out of Maui.”
He went on to clarify that the flight attendant he spoke to informed him that they were only allowed to serve water while still on the ground. Which means not just alcoholic beverages but juice and coffee are also off the menu until the plane is up in the air.
The real question, of course, is just how widespread this policy applies. Several FlyerTalkers have reported a wide variety of different experiences in the comments’ section. You can join that convo in this forum thread.
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