FA Charging For Liquor/Drinks in MCE

Old Jul 6, 18, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by jcatman View Post
In order to ensure the crew is aware of and following the new MCE policy on beverage service, why not have Coca-Cola pay for new napkins which say "Sitting in MCE? Drinks are on the house".
Why should Coca-Cola pay? Soft drinks are always on the house, at least on AA
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Old Jul 6, 18, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by mvoight View Post
Why should Coca-Cola pay? Soft drinks are always on the house, at least on AA
Coca-Cola will pay for the napkins in return for having the exclusive right to monopolize the soft drink offerings on AA flights.

Do you think AA is paying for all of those napkins emblazoned with the Coca-Cola logo when you are served a beverage?
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Old Jul 6, 18, 10:40 am
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I had a nice FA on a PSA CRJ200 that thought the policy did not apply to the -200. She asked politely, and I explained that it was fleetwide. She thanked me and had no issue taking care of my beverage needs. I gave her an "above and beyond" cert.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by jcatman View Post
Do you think AA is paying for all of those napkins emblazoned with the Coca-Cola logo when you are served a beverage?
Cabin crews voted for a (newer) smaller, thicker napkin last quarter of 2017. So yes, AA pays for those napkins, and with the change of a thicker, more sturdy one, the cost increased roughly $250,000/year. The older, bigger, flimsy napkins, crews wanted them to be thicker. There were three options, keep the (then) current napkin, remove the texture, or increase the thickness...the thickness would have cost approximately $530,000 more. Seems trivial, however, crews wanted a more sturdy/durable napkin (50% thicker) for pax,, so a compromise was a smaller size by .5"
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Old Jul 6, 18, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by sluggoaafa View Post
Cabin crews voted for a (newer) smaller, thicker napkin last quarter of 2017. So yes, AA pays for those napkins, and with the change of a thicker, more sturdy one, the cost increased roughly $250,000/year. The older, bigger, flimsy napkins, crews wanted them to be thicker. There were three options, keep the (then) current napkin, remove the texture, or increase the thickness...the thickness would have cost approximately $530,000 more. Seems trivial, however, crews wanted a more sturdy/durable napkin (50% thicker) for pax,, so a compromise was a smaller size by .5"
So there's no renumeration or compensation for the Coca-Cola logo appearing on the beverage napkins used on American and American Eagle flights?

Coca-Cola does not help pay for the napkins? Coca-Cola's contract with AA (and the price AA pays for Coca-Cola beverage products) has no connection to Coca-Cola's logo appearing on the beverage napkins?

American Airlines uses napkins imprinted with the Coca-Cola emblem without any financial benefit or compensation to AA? That is just AAmazing.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 11:23 am
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American has both Coca Cola products and PepsiCo products, so having both is a bonus than just having one or the other product.
We may never know what AAs contract is to have Coca Cola, PepsiCo, or Dr Pepper Snapple Group be onboard...so yeah, that is amazing!

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Old Jul 6, 18, 12:55 pm
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AA used to have Pepsi, from my recollection that brand disappeared 5 years ago.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 1:28 pm
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Correct (Pepsi/Diet Pepsi), however AA still has PepsiCo products onboard
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Old Jul 6, 18, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by jcatman View Post
So there's no renumeration or compensation for the Coca-Cola logo appearing on the beverage napkins used on American and American Eagle flights?

Coca-Cola does not help pay for the napkins?
Two different questions.
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It definitely seems like Coca-Cola is willing to spend money on marketing their products to airline customers. I'm sure Coca-Cola subsidizes the napkins just like they subsidized an entire temporary airport lounge for Delta's middle seat passengers.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by dayone View Post
Two different questions.
One stream of money.....from Coke to AA. Call it what you like.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by nrr View Post
AA used to have Pepsi, from my recollection that brand disappeared 5 years ago.
Originally Posted by sluggoaafa View Post
Correct (Pepsi/Diet Pepsi), however AA still has PepsiCo products onboard
I heard someone earlier this week on an AA flight ask for a Pepsi and they were told they did not have Pepsi. Looking at the current American Way magazine it shows the following soft drinks are onboard: Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Mist Twist (Pepsi product), Diet Mist Twist (Pepsi product), Dasani Sparkling Lime, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Canada Dry Club Soda, Canada Dry Tonic Water.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by controller1 View Post
I heard someone earlier this week on an AA flight ask for a Pepsi and they were told they did not have Pepsi. Looking at the current American Way magazine it shows the following soft drinks are onboard: Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Mist Twist (Pepsi product), Diet Mist Twist (Pepsi product), Dasani Sparkling Lime, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Canada Dry Club Soda, Canada Dry Tonic Water.
What an AAmazing coincidence. Coke is the only cola on AA flights. Coca-Cola emblems are on the beverage napkins used on AA flights.
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Old Jul 8, 18, 4:44 pm
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SFO to DFW today: FA said no free drinks (I didn't want one) and charged the 2 people next to me in MCE.

When will the policy trickle down?
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Old Jul 8, 18, 5:34 pm
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Originally Posted by maxmnx View Post
SFO to DFW today: FA said no free drinks (I didn't want one) and charged the 2 people next to me in MCE.

When will the policy trickle down?
jesus what is with this company?
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