Complimentary drinks?

Old Feb 16, 19, 7:37 am
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Complimentary drinks?

I read that AL were introducing complimentary wine or beer with meals in economy. Does anyone know if this has started yet or, if not, what date it is planned?
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Old Feb 16, 19, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by celt32girl View Post
I read that AL were introducing complimentary wine or beer with meals in economy. Does anyone know if this has started yet or, if not, what date it is planned?
Supposedly in the first quarter of this year "Re-brand" and new TATL econ benefits
And it's EI for Aer Lingus not AL
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Old Feb 16, 19, 8:17 am
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I fly on Wednesday TATL in Y, will report back. Not holding my breath.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 5:05 pm
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Originally Posted by celt32girl View Post
I read that AL were introducing complimentary wine or beer with meals in economy. Does anyone know if this has started yet or, if not, what date it is planned?
Originally Posted by uncleruckus View Post
I fly on Wednesday TATL in Y, will report back. Not holding my breath.
Just flew to Chicago today in Y and no free alcoholic drinks yet.
​​​​​​​I know free booze isn't requisite for a 4* Skytrax rating but that along with the weird lack of seat selection at checkin because I'd already selected one online before doesn't really scream premium.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 3:19 am
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No free drinks in Y on Wednesday night TATL. Hopefully they're coming soon.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 4:26 am
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I'll try Seattle on Saturday and see how we get on

That said as a Concierge chances are something will arrive regardless. Quite fond of a single glass of the Uruguayan red they had in business class last year. The quarter bottles in Y are some bottom barrel cheap rubbish not drinkable so don't hold out much hope for free booze
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Old Sep 10, 19, 4:03 am
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Still nothing - just flown LAX-DUB. €6 for the 250ml bottle of wine. Kind of disappointing for a full-service airline but I live and learn.
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Old Sep 12, 19, 8:52 am
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Still nothing - just flown LAX-DUB. 6 for the 250ml bottle of wine. Kind of disappointing for a full-service airline but I live and learn.

I messaged them last month about this as I'm flying in January with them. Seems to be maybe launched in line with new uniform maybe?
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Old Sep 12, 19, 9:36 am
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Staff have been fitted for the uniform based on what I have heard, there is a real dress this time for the ladies.

I'm 50/50 on getting a free drink in Y but thats status based

There is a new A330 due soon so possible PR opportunity.

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