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Offers of a Pre-Departure Beverage (PDB) [2020-2023]

Offers of a Pre-Departure Beverage (PDB) [2020-2023]

Old Jan 16, 2023, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ssk244
I think given your experience on BOS-SEA your complaints to AS are completely warranted.
Starting to think that AS considers the Box Waters the PDB... (DP: Did not receive any PDB offers for the BOS-SFO flight last night)
Must be a new directive for AS flights out of BOS....no PDBs and no salads with first class meals
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Old Jan 16, 2023, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by PDXPremier
Must be a new directive for AS flights out of BOS....no PDBs and no salads with first class meals
Yes, AS is trying to discourage MRs.
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Old Jan 16, 2023, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone
Yes, AS is trying to discourage MRs.
I figured most of the mileage runners were going via JFK.....I guess I picked the wrong day to fly out of BOS.
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 4:30 pm
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5 of 6 segments in the past week did not have a PDB.

Only one offered was ex-PDX last week. Glad they at least did one.
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Old Jan 24, 2023, 10:45 pm
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1/17 AS3370 MFR-SEA 1:30pm sweet PDB choice of champers, OJ or mimosa on the E175. Three mainline flights since offered loud complaining from the galley.
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Old Jan 25, 2023, 9:19 am
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1/24 AS 682 DEN-SEA no attempt made for PDB's, AS 99 SEA-ANC Cofee & Mimosas offered
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 9:09 am
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1/25. LAX/SEA #1147 3:15pm departure
No attempt made for PDB.
Boxed water at seat.
Quick boarding , 40 seats open in main.
Drink and meal order taken before pushback.
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 9:14 am
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With all of these reports of no PDBs, I hope pax are reporting it post-flight. 🤙🏻
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 9:48 am
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Early AM offer of coffee or juice. I didn't ask for bubbly (so no idea if she'd have served).
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K;[url=tel:34962381
34962381[/url]]Early AM offer of coffee or juice. I didn't ask for bubbly (so no idea if she'd have served).
I believe there is a cutoff time for when PDB alcoholic is available. 🤙🏻🥃
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by anteater
I believe there is a cutoff time for when PDB alcoholic is available. 🤙🏻🥃
It should be local liquor license hours for the ground license. This was after 6am CA time. So it could have been available, but I was saving my esophagus and liver for the Manhattan, which may be the most unbalanced (yet not worst) canned cocktail EVAR.
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 3:48 pm
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No PDB on AS 3496 (PDX-SEA) today but the FA in F made up for it by offering a full beverage service in the air which almost never happens on the mainline 737 flights.
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 3:54 pm
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AS3499 (1/23/2023, LAX>>SFO) - no PDB - but made up for it inflight - 2 drinks served.....
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Old Jan 27, 2023, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by isaacchambers;[url=tel:34963292
34963292]AS3499 (1/23/2023, LAX>>SFO) - no PDB - but made up for it inflight - 2 drinks served.....
On these short haul flights, it has been hit or miss for number of inflight service passes beyond one. Itís usually one, but sometimes the FA goes above and does 2-4 passes. 🤙🏻🥃

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Old Jan 29, 2023, 3:45 pm
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Tonightís AS281 EWR-SEA PDB offer of Champers, mimosa or OJ. 1 of 4 offers on transcons over eight days.
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