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Old Aug 8, 19, 6:15 pm
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bon mot
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: FAI/ANC
Programs: AS MVPG 75K, DL, HH Diamond
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Originally Posted by AS Flyer View Post
While a few may not care about the first water service, they will usually go through 7 or 8 bottles of water then so it seems that many others do appreciate it. It literally takes 5-10 minutes to do the first water service - it really doesn't detract from any other part of the service.
In theory -- perhaps. In my experience, the water service in Y appears to be a way to slow down dispensing more costly drinks and alcohol, as it can easily be an hour after takeoff before the beverage cart trundles down the aisle. Of course many pax drink the water offered apart from thirst, its something in their hand that helps them feel attended to, much like a waiter filling water glasses at the start of a meal. Water service is great, as long as the beverage cart is also in play.
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