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

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 View Post
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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Old Dec 13, 18, 11:48 am
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AA353 PVR - DFW Full PDB
AA2418 DFW - ORD - no PDB, only drink came with meal (same time that the not warmed nuts came with the meal). However, catering apparently didn't show up until about 5 minutes before they closed the door.
AA3459 ORD - ALB - full PDB
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Old Dec 13, 18, 12:30 pm
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Originally Posted by bberg009 View Post
I get PDB on most (80-90%) of my 120-140 flights each year. What is annoying is the run towards cheaper and cheaper choices. We used to get GlenLivet scotch in coach and first class. Now they only have 3 bottles on all domestic flights and only in first class. So, when I sit on row #4 , it is always gone, and I have to settle for the cheapest crap whiskey in the world -Dours (aka “advanced paint remover”) Charge me $5 bucks extra per ticket and stop the “race to the bottom”).. BTW: that also goes for that crazy snack basket with the wierdest food every seen).. so, good AA service, great attendants, but questionable/limited product in PBS.
Got it... you fly UA/DL 100+ flights a year. 🤣🤣🤣
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Old Dec 13, 18, 2:25 pm
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11/25 AA3776 RIC - LGA Full PDB
11/25 AA0044 JFK - CDG OJ/Water/Sparkling Tray (I didn't see anyone ask for anything special, but they may have provided)
12/11 AA0071 FRA - DFW OJ/Water/Sparkling Tray (I didn't see anyone ask for anything special, but they may have provided)
12/11 AA1133 DFW - RIC No PDB offered despite boarding being completed smoothly and no catering issues. Plenty of time for chatting up front though.
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Old Dec 16, 18, 2:32 pm
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12/8 AA 2081 RDU-PHL A-320: Full PDB
12/10 AA 2051 DCA-CLT A-320: Full PDB
12/13 AA 549 ATL-CLT A-319: Full PDB
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Old Dec 16, 18, 6:36 pm
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12/14 AA DCA-MIA not a drop to drink
12/16 AA MIA-DCA full PDB
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Old Dec 17, 18, 3:39 pm
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LGA-CMH E175 full PDB
CMH-DFW S80 and water/OJ only
DFW-LGA LAA A32B and........nothing
LGA-MIA 737 and water/OJ only.....I asked for a Bloody Mary and FA acknowledged it but never brought it....someone else else got whatever they wanted by asking a different FA.

Pathetic Mainline flights while the regionals outshine them.

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Old Dec 19, 18, 7:07 am
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12.17.2018 AA2043 LGA-ATL E90 Full PDB as seen from 5D in MCE.
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Old Dec 19, 18, 8:47 am
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MIA-GGT E175 full PDB and a personal Thank You in the FC cabin from our classy pilot.
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Old Dec 19, 18, 3:04 pm
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12/19 AA1136 FLL DFW - no PDB no power plugs no seat back entertainment screens but one rather nasty male FA in F. Not expecting much for the rest of the flight as we push back now.

Edit to add second flight: 12/19 AA84 DFW LAX - full PDB before departure, offered proactively as everyone boarded and was getting settled in.

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Old Dec 19, 18, 4:10 pm
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12/13 DCA-ATL E175 (Republic) - Full PDB
12/17 ATL-DCA E175 - Full PDB

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Old Dec 19, 18, 8:19 pm
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12/17 AA 2796 MIA-ORD 767-300: OJ or Water
12/18 AA 426 ATL-CLT A-319: Full PDB despite late arrival
12/18 AA 1818 CLT-RDU A-320: Full PDB
12/19 AA 5631 RDU-DCA CRJ-700: No PDB. Awful service in flight too

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Old Dec 21, 18, 8:18 pm
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pdb? Lol. Sure. Time to catch up on US Weekly? Yes
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Old Dec 22, 18, 6:46 am
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On aa2545 Seattle to Dallas

Got a Mimosa at 5am to start our vacation in plastic cup
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Old Dec 22, 18, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by theranj View Post
.......to start our vacation in plastic cup
I've never been there before! Is it nice?
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Old Dec 22, 18, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by theranj View Post
On aa2545 Seattle to Dallas

Got a Mimosa at 5am to start our vacation in plastic cup
On our connecting flight to Cancun on AA 1068.

PDB SERVED (lol) in plastic cup
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