FA Charging For Liquor/Drinks in MCE

Old Jun 10, 18, 6:35 pm
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FA Charging For Liquor/Drinks in MCE

On my flight today I sat in a MCE seat. Having heard about the new changes to MCE with free alcohol I decided to try it out, but the FA told me I had to pay. Am I missing something or was the FA just not properly informed? It was not a regional flight.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 6:39 pm
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Free alcohol is advertised on AA's website: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...abin-extra.jsp

News reports say the benefit started June 5 (last week).

If you're asked to pay on a subsequent flight, you could do so, then write to AA for a refund after the fact.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 6:39 pm
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Has not been rolled out yet, IIRC.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
Has not been rolled out yet, IIRC.
yes, it has.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by milesandmoremiles View Post

yes, it has.
I stand corrected. Looks like it started a few days ago/last week.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 6:51 pm
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OP - What did the FA say when you pointed this out?

If the FA persisted, I would just pay up and then seek a refund from AA.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:12 pm
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So as an exp on MCE ord-lhr I can get a few free brews? Lol
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
So as an exp on MCE ord-lhr I can get a few free brews? Lol
You don't have to be EXP or MCE. Beer is free for everyone on a transatlantic AA flight.
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by darkguy2 View Post
On my flight today I sat in a MCE seat. Having heard about the new changes to MCE with free alcohol I decided to try it out, but the FA told me I had to pay. Am I missing something or was the FA just not properly informed? It was not a regional flight.
You should sue AA for false advertising. We'll all pitch in for the legal fees
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by s0ssos View Post
You should sue AA for false advertising. We'll all pitch in for the legal fees
Heck I'll represent him free of my usual charge,

of course I'm not licensed yet but I'm good at writing strongly worded letters
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Old Jun 10, 18, 8:59 pm
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Isn't one of the points of the FA's having tablets to prevent things like this from happening? I thought this was how they verified passengers were EXP for their free beverage/food up until now. Shouldn't really be that difficult...
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Old Jun 10, 18, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by msr0013 View Post
Isn't one of the points of the FA's having tablets to prevent things like this from happening? I thought this was how they verified passengers were EXP for their free beverage/food up until now. Shouldn't really be that difficult...
I also wonder what happens if people self upgrade to an empty MCE seat. Do they get sent back? Does the tablet tell them whether it is supposed to be empty?
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Old Jun 10, 18, 9:11 pm
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I also wonder what happens if people self upgrade to an empty MCE seat. Do they get sent back? Does the tablet tell them whether it is supposed to be empty?
Yes
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Old Jun 10, 18, 9:50 pm
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Now you must check what aircraft you are flying. Row 8 on a LAA A321 and you get a free beer but row 8 on a LUS A321 you don't. AA, going for great.
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