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Predeparture Drinks / Beverage (PDB) - When, What and Why Not? (consolidated)

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AA Predeparture Beverages: When, What and Why not?

NOTE: Due to PDB service cancellation, this thread will rest until PDB resumption.
Older posts can be read in the archived thread here.

Post by brc757rr, July 2015:
Originally Posted by AA policy regarding PDB

Pre-departure beverages are expected to be offered on all flights. On domestic flights, customers should be offered a beverage of choice. On international flights with bonded liquor, we offer a choice of orange juice, water, sparkling water, sparkling wine and mimosas and will fulfill requests for non alcoholic beverages of choice provided that supplies can be obtained without opening bonded carts and carriers. If pre-departure beverages cannot be served because of operational reasons, flight attendants are expected to apologize to customers and advise that beverages will be served as soon as possible after take off.
Originally Posted by brc757rr
I was able to receive the exact language of the company policy from American Airlines today via Twitter regarding PDB's. I was actually quite impressed they followed up with me regarding a conversation that started a few days ago. I also received a nice note from Hector Adler who I also reached out to who said that pre-departure services were discussed at great length at a meeting late last week. Let's hope things begin to improve and if not we continue to press the FA's to follow company policy.
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So there you have it.
Originally Posted by RogerD408
Did a little searching on Twitter. A good hashtag could be just #PDBServed and the condition listed before that. So, something like:

@AmericanAir 08/18 AA123 ORG No #PDBServed
@AmericanAir 08/18 AA123 ORG Full #PDBServed
@AmericanAir 08/18 AA123 ORG Limited #PDBServed

This allows all PDB service to be posted, good, bad, and otherwise. This should show AA that we feel this is a desired service. Maybe if someone gets energetic, a summary post could be done, maybe weekly?
Thanks to RogerD408



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Predeparture Drinks / Beverage (PDB) - When, What and Why Not? (consolidated)

Old Oct 31, 2018, 8:27 am
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DEN-PHX LUS A 321 - PDB of choice!
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 9:43 am
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10/18:
AA1373 AUS-DFW: PDB of choice
AA232 DFW-KEF: water, orange juice, or champagne

10/30:
AA79 LHR-DFW: water, orange juice, or champagne
AA1435 DFW-AUS: PDB of choice
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Old Oct 31, 2018, 10:22 pm
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PHX-OGG LUS B757 - PDB of choice!
HNL-LAX - LAA A321H - Another LAAzy crew offering no PDB other than the bottle of water they are supposed to hand out on Hawaii flights anyway.
LAX-DEN - Compass E175 - PDB of choice from the lovely FA.

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Old Nov 1, 2018, 5:47 pm
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10/31 YYZ-MIA LAA A319 - Full PDB by a great senior LAA FA. I didnít even sit in my seat before being asked.
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Old Nov 1, 2018, 6:03 pm
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the thread that just wont die.......
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Old Nov 1, 2018, 6:36 pm
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the thread that just wont die.......
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You're welcome.
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Old Nov 1, 2018, 8:12 pm
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(You're welcome).
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 3:21 am
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Originally Posted by pkfinman
the thread that just wont die.......
That's a good thing.

Always nice for everyone to tell about their experience about PDB. Providing it or not defines how good your crew is, which is especially important as service at AA is getting lazier. It's these small touches that make the flight better.
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Old Nov 2, 2018, 11:05 am
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LAX-PHX A321
PHX-PVR A321 (I think I even got a double as a PDB with an extra Titoís given)

Full PDB happily offered from presumably LUS crews based on where they are based.

Vacation time!

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Old Nov 2, 2018, 10:17 pm
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PHX-ONT AA634/A321 - No PDB...FAs too busy jaw jacking and laughing it up to provide one. First time in months not to get PDB.
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Old Nov 3, 2018, 10:21 am
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LAX-DEN - Compass E175 - PDB of choice!
DEN-PHX - PDB of water only aboard this delayed crAAptacular LUS A321. Seatbelt sign is off and FA is nowhere to be seen with no cabin service yet.

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Old Nov 6, 2018, 1:51 pm
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11/4

AA 1320 RDU-DFW MD-80: Full PDB despite a 20 minute delayed boarding!
AA 1080 DFW-ORD 787-8: Water or OJ only. Pretty pathetic as we boarded through 2L and I was in row 3 to the left of that but whatever.
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 2:31 pm
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PHX-LAX LUS A321 - PDB of choice!
LAX-HNL - LAA A321H - PDB of choice including a customized Mai Tai the FA came up with. Her service was awesome throughout the flight and earned her an AAplause certificate.
HNL-LAX - LAA A321H - NO PDB AGAIN on this route from the lAAzy crew.
PHX-DEN - LUS A321- PDB of choice from the FA who specifically sought out and thanked Executive Platinums for their loyalty to the "new American."
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PVR-LAX E175 Compass
Full PDB!
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11/3 AA2723 ORD-BOS LAA 738 - full PDB
11/3 AA2143 BOS-DCA LUS 319 - full PDB, great service!
11/4 AA1208 DCA-ORD LAA 738 - no PDB and phone scrolling/chitchatting on ground. Once in the air, pretty good with refills tho.
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