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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 Jan 14, 2019, 1:21 pm
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1/7 ORD-DFW 328: Kindergarten Tray
1/10 ORD-MSP 1398: Full bar (as viewed from Y)
1/11 MSP-ORD 1237: Full bar

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1/14 ORD-MIA 1277: Kindergarten tray right before the "secure the cabin for departure" announcement. No jackets taken up. They did manage to push the credit card, complete with parading the application down the aisle, right when we hit 10,000 feet.

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Old Jan 18, 2019, 10:37 pm
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AA634 PHX-ONT ... No PDB, 30 minutes waiting for pushback, FA stood up front jaw jacking. Would have been nice to have one after a long day and a delayed flight. FA even has his apron on.
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Old Jan 18, 2019, 11:13 pm
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​​​​Maybe on smaller aircraft they should board first class early and get them the drinks so they donít block the isle. Really I have flown first class you canít wait for a drink later.
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Old Jan 19, 2019, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer
​​​​Maybe on smaller aircraft they should board first class early and get them the drinks so they donít block the isle. Really I have flown first class you canít wait for a drink later.
AA already does board F early... itís called Group 1

Anyways, AA1259 // 19JAN19 // BOS->MIA // B737 MAX

plenty of ice pounding/hammering to deliver OJ and H20 with latex gloves.
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Old Jan 19, 2019, 8:19 am
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Slightly delayed report here but wanted to share since it was good...

1/10: DCA-DFW #388 LAA 321 - Full PDB
DFW-LAX #2318 LAA 789 - Full PDB

1/14: LAX-PHL #1799 LUS 332 - Full PDB
PHL-DCA #1709 LUS E190 - Full PDB

Service was good to excellent on all flights - great way to start the year!
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Old Jan 19, 2019, 12:24 pm
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1/13 JFK-LAX AA#255 LAA A321T - Tray of OJ, water and bubbles.
1/13 LAX-LAS AA#2307 LAA 738 - Nothing. Lazy crew

1/15 LAS-LAX AA#1555 LAA A32B - Nothing.

1/17 HNL-PHX AA#693 LUS A333 - Full PDB and super friendly and attentive crew.
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Old Jan 19, 2019, 9:26 pm
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1/19 MIA-JFK, AA#2572 LAA - Nothing
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Old Jan 19, 2019, 10:44 pm
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1/18 HOU-DFW, AA#5734 - Coffee, water and OJ
1/18 DFW-SFO, AA#1260 - Water & OJ
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 8:45 am
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GJT-PHX - Skywest CR7 - PDB of choice!
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 12:50 pm
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1/17 MIA-ORD 1277: Kindergarten tray.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 3:35 pm
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1/21 / AA1698 / MIA -> CLT / A321

Full PDB, which while appreciated, in no way makes up for the three hour delay now awaiting me in CLT.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 8:37 pm
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1/21 / AA1853 / CLT->BOS / A321

Fortunate to make it out of MIA after nonstop cancelled. Even better, PDB offered by FA in a retro red sweater from the PMAA days.
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Old Jan 21, 2019, 9:11 pm
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738 PHX-JFK and nothing

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Old Jan 22, 2019, 2:24 pm
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1/22 ORD-DTW 3084 (SkyWest): Full PDB
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Old Jan 22, 2019, 5:23 pm
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SFO-PHX - LUS A321 - PDB of choice!
PHX-GJT - Skywest CR7 - PDB of choice!
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