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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 Dec 15, 19, 8:41 pm
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Originally Posted by mikexner View Post
Honestly, it kind of bugs me that Iím replying on this thread again.

1C. FA started by offering coffee. I asked for a mimosa. She took care of me, and changed up her tray for the rest of first class.

We we shouldnít have to ask. This is now the standard of service. Iím finding I always have to ask and when I do, itís always done with a smile. But I shouldnít have to ask.
I donít mind asking now that I know it may not come without a request.
what is upsetting - asking and being told ď we do not offer beverages until airborne or we no longer offer PDBĒ.
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Old Dec 15, 19, 10:12 pm
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Originally Posted by mikexner View Post
Honestly, it kind of bugs me that Iím replying on this thread again.

1C. FA started by offering coffee. I asked for a mimosa. She took care of me, and changed up her tray for the rest of first class.

We we shouldnít have to ask. This is now the standard of service. Iím finding I always have to ask and when I do, itís always done with a smile. But I shouldnít have to ask.
Agree. Nothing on STL-SEA recently, despite multiple delays. Iíve seen the champagne/mimosa/water offering on other AS flights recently, but really no excuse here on this dinner time flight.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 12:21 pm
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First mainline PDB ever!
Midday OAK-SEA the FA came around with a tray of OJ and wine.
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Old Dec 17, 19, 5:44 pm
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Iíve commuted nearly weekly between LAX and JFK/EWR since August.

Of 29 flights in F (missed only one upgrade), I was only offered a PDB on 5 flights (three morning eastbound and two evening westbound).

5/29, especially on such long flights, is honestly pathetic compared to DL where Iím batting 100% for PDBs over the past three years.

However, in the grand scheme of things, I canít complain too much because I bought 30 flights in coach and sat in first for 29 of them. Would be nice if AS would advise their FAs to provide consistent service though.
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Old Dec 18, 19, 10:15 am
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Monday’s flight adventures:

SAN-SEA - Plane had just been towed over from a hard stand, catering was still underway when we boarded. Water was eventually passed out when they got it on board, but no other PDB. Understandable though.

SEA-DCA - Water was waiting on the seats, and a guy in a suit with a name tag that said “Inflight Manager” came around with champagne on a tray. He ended up disembarking from the aircraft before we left, so I am not sure if they were training, or he was assisting, or what.
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Old Dec 30, 19, 1:15 pm
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Please continue the discussion in the new yearly thread:

Offers of a Pre-Departure Beverage (PDB) [2020]
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