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Offers of a Pre-Departure Beverage (PDB) [2019 and Earlier]

Offers of a Pre-Departure Beverage (PDB) [2019 and Earlier]

Old Jan 10, 19, 10:26 pm
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That's the "Famous" AS water service the airline actually bragged about in a news release! Imagine - someone stroking themselves about providing a cup of water!

Originally Posted by jjmadison View Post
1/9/18 IAD-SFO. No PDB offered, not even a water bottle on the seat. After takeoff, all of Y was provided water a good 10 min before any beverage offered in F.

I don't get how any FA or airline would think this sort of system makes sense. If water is offered after take-off, that should include F. Plain and simple. Even when there is a PDB.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:27 pm
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Sounds like normal AS Beyond!

Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
Don't worry about that! I finally wrote in after the FA said AS didn't want any PDBs due to the potential for delaying departure, and more than one flight where the FAs had time to chat with themselves or make themselves a cup of coffee.

Didn't ask for anything and didn't receive anything. Did get a very nice response from customer care outlining the PDB policy and promising to forward my comments to inflight management. Which is all I really want.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:56 pm
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Originally Posted by NoLaGent View Post
Policy is now actually all of the time. After 10am only comes into play for adding sparkling wine as an option. Write it in.
Originally Posted by philemer View Post
Thanks. Note sent.
If I get a reply from AS how long does it usually take?
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Old Jan 10, 19, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by philemer View Post
If I get a reply from AS how long does it usually take?
My experience had been about a week for a reply.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 12:01 am
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Thanks. With all the "fails" being reported here (a drop in the bucket I bet) I wonder if they really did have a company wide training session on this matter.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 4:35 pm
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Nothing besides a bottle of water pre-placed at seat on AS51 today ORD to SEA.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:15 pm
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AS 178 1/10/19 ANC-FAI

Water at seat. Coffee and OJ offered PDB.
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Old Jan 11, 19, 8:18 pm
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AS 178 1/10/19 FAI-ANC

Water at seat. No PDB.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 7:10 am
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AS728, SEA-CHS 1/11 735a departure. Water at seat and choice of OJ or coffee offered by FA.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 8:45 am
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I think this is a unicorn policy. I am not particularly upset about it but none of my qualifying flights have offered this since it became policy.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by NWAlaskaFlyer View Post
I think this is a unicorn policy. I am not particularly upset about it but none of my qualifying flights have offered this since it became policy.
Then please report them. It is either policy or it is not.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
Then please report them. It is either policy or it is not.
I have but honestly tired of complaining about it. I am not certain when this became policy but I imagine I have had around 6-10 qualifying flights since I have been reading this thread and zero offers.
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Old Jan 14, 19, 12:05 pm
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AS 995 01/13/19 LAS-SEA

Water at seat, offered sparkling wine or orange juice... I think it was just OJ, not a mimosa
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Old Jan 14, 19, 1:10 pm
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AS 628 1/11/19 SEA-JFK: water at seat, coffee and OJ offered.
AS 349 1/13/19 JFK-SEA: water at seat, coffee and OJ offered
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Old Jan 14, 19, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by nearlysober View Post
Water at seat, offered sparkling wine or orange juice... I think it was just OJ, not a mimosa
Iíve been on two different flights now where they came out with a pre-poured tray of oj and sparkling wine. A few people requested mimosas and in both flights, the flight attendant just poured one of the wine glasses into an OJ glass (they were all about half full) and handed them the mixture
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