Not enough Tanqueray

Old Feb 24, 2018, 6:55 am
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Not enough Tanqueray

This week, I flew to a Johannesburg and back in J. Outbound, I was on the upper deck and, after being served one Tanqueray and tonic, I was told it had run out so would have to switch to Gordonís if i wanted to have a second.

The same thing happened on the way back before even the starter hadnít been served.

If the menu is going to list a choice, one would think enough would be loaded. It felt especially annoying as my ticket cost over £6k.

Is it standard to have such low stocks?

In other news, the White Company bedding is now on this route and is a nice improvement. Itís just a pity the bar is not fully stocked.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:02 am
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Nothing new with low stock that’s the way things are!
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I came back from CPT this week on the upper deck and didnít even get my first G&T as Tanqueray. Iíd say about half of my CW flights either have none or run out before landing.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:21 am
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I think each bar has 6 Gordon’s and 6 Tanqueray.
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Very premium. It's disappointing enough being served Gordon's in economy, never mind in Club.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by Airlineanorak
I came back from CPT this week on the upper deck and didnít even get my first G&T as Tanqueray. Iíd say about half of my CW flights either have none or run out before landing.
Sorry a bit off-topic....
But as the OP mentioned that the White Company bedding is now on the JNB sector, was the same loaded for the CPT flight you were on?
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:29 am
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No, it was the old service and even the old washbags.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:43 am
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Nothing new with low stock that’s the way things are!
In another thread you mentioned that you log when passengers don't get first meal choice. Do you also record how long, or something similar, it takes to exhaust supplies of beverages to help estimate levels that might be sufficient X% of the time?

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Flew the same route back in January and Tanqueray was available but they had no slimline tonic available on board. Just the regular one.
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Should be Brockmans.
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Originally Posted by Can I help you
I think each bar has 6 Gordonís and 6 Tanqueray.
That doesnít seem much for a long haul flight - and is that the total for out and return ?
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 8:15 am
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Very premium. It's disappointing enough being served Gordon's in economy, never mind in Club.
Ah but the Traveller Gordonís makes the Club Tanqueray taste even better
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 8:26 am
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That doesnít seem much for a long haul flight - and is that the total for out and return ?
Depends on the aircraft type but we have between 4 to 6 bars.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 8:27 am
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Originally Posted by EsherFlyer
In another thread you mentioned that you log when passengers don't get first meal choice. Do you also record how long, or something similar, it takes to exhaust supplies of beverages to help estimate levels that might be sufficient X% of the time?
Not in the same way but we do feedback common shortages.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 8:43 am
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Thanks for your quick reply

On the way out, I was served Tanqueray with the small bottle served alongside the drink. Surely, more than six of these are loaded on an A380? On the way back though, I was served just the drink. No sight of the small bottle at all. Maybe the crew were trying to spread out what they had among the passengers asking for Tanqueray.

I would almost rather it be removed from the menu if such woefully small quantities are loaded and it runs out so quickly into an 11 hour flight.
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