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Two drink limit in First? Policy or rubbish?

Old Dec 3, 21, 8:01 pm
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Two drink limit in First? Policy or rubbish?

Flew F DSM-MIA last Friday on AA 3522 (Envoy). Flight is listed as 3 hours 14 minutes. With about an hour to go in the flight I tried to order a 3rd Bloody Mary and was informed by the flight attendant that there was a 2 drink maximum. She was very apologetic and said it was not her policy but it was AA policy because of Covid. I've been on several AA flights since Covid and I've not heard of this policy before. Did I get a rogue flight attendant or is this a policy I'm not aware of? She was very nice about it and even offered to get me anything non-alcoholic that I wanted so it didn't seem like she was being lazy.

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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:08 pm
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I'm going with rogue FA. There's no drink limit, although per the FARs FAs cannot serve anyone who appears intoxicated. That being said, IMO, 3 drinks on a 3+ hr flight is not excessive. I've even encountered AA FAs who refuse to do any alcohol service in F during COVID. YMMV.

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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:16 pm
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This would be news to me. On nearly every flight, when I order a Woodford, they bring me two minis at a time.
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Would you say she was more of a pinkish or purplish rouge?
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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by xliioper View Post
Would you say she was more of a pinkish or purplish rouge?
Haha. Good catch.
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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:47 pm
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Wow....DSM-MIA on an Envoy regional jet? That's a long flight on a small, cramped aircraft....
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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:53 pm
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Wow....DSM-MIA on an Envoy regional jet? That's a long flight on a small, cramped aircraft....
think thats on an E175. 1-4A are about my favorite narrow body seats in the fleet.
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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:55 pm
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Good catch, I fixed my goof. Clever comment also!
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Old Dec 3, 21, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ESpen36 View Post
Wow....DSM-MIA on an Envoy regional jet? That's a long flight on a small, cramped aircraft....
Not awful in F. Except when the FA will only serve you 2 Bloody Marys!
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Old Dec 3, 21, 9:07 pm
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Somewhat similar report here.
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Old Dec 3, 21, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingLaw View Post
think thats on an E175. 1-4A are about my favorite narrow body seats in the fleet.
youre mad. Definitely A side but 1A for the staring at a wall of privacy or 4A for guilt free seat recline.
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Originally Posted by D3KingAmerican View Post
youre mad. Definitely A side but 1A for the staring at a wall of privacy or 4A for guilt free seat recline.
Guilt-laden seat recline is for Y, Not F.
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Its for sure not a policy, there is no 2 drink limit but FAs have discretion to cut passengers off if they think they are intoxicated. I wasn't there so not saying you were but....."we have a 2 drink limit" is something I could see a FA saying as a proxy for they thought you'd had enough as people who are drunk typically don't like to be told they're drunk and IME will argue that they aren't so referencing a policy is an easy out. Only you know if 2 bloodies is enough to get you to a point that the FA would think this.
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Originally Posted by F16wannabe View Post
Flew F DSM-MIA last Friday on AA 3522 (Envoy). Flight is listed as 3 hours 14 minutes. With about an hour to go in the flight I tried to order a 3rd Bloody Mary and was informed by the flight attendant that there was a 2 drink maximum. She was very apologetic and said it was not her policy but it was AA policy because of Covid. I've been on several AA flights since Covid and I've not heard of this policy before. Did I get a rogue flight attendant or is this a policy I'm not aware of? She was very nice about it and even offered to get me anything non-alcoholic that I wanted so it didn't seem like she was being lazy.
Utterly ridiculous, unless you were significantly intoxicated, in which case it would be purely an excuse to be used instead of confronting you directly. Id suggest reflecting on your demeanor if you werent outright drunk, they were messing with you and failing to provide the proper service.

Keep in mind that FA assessment of drunkenness is highly subjective a teetotaler might think that 2 drinks in an hour are way beyond reasonable, whereas the average F/J flyer may think thats perfectly fine.
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Old Dec 4, 21, 1:23 am
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While we all know our bloundaries (or is it boundaries?) when in flight crew is always righteven when they are wrong.

e.g. flew Polaris United SFO-EWR earlier this year, had nothing to drink before flight, and could not get a third beer. Neither could anyone else in the cabin. After three hours you can deny one passenger a drink for being over served.but a whole diverse cabin?

This is yet another example of why people should not pay F.
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