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Early morning flights - what is the protocol regarding alcohol?

Old Nov 30, 19, 1:15 pm
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Early morning flights - what is the protocol regarding alcohol?

I have a 9am departure from LGW to TFS in CE after Christmas, and was wondering what the protocol was with booze?

Do they offer something with Breakfast, do they have a drinks round later in the flight, or do you just ask if you feel thirsty?
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Old Nov 30, 19, 1:16 pm
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There will be champagne available with breakfast for sure
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Old Nov 30, 19, 1:17 pm
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Yes they definitely serve alcohol, I had some Buck’s Fizz to TFS on the early 7am flight recently! Think most folk were enjoying a drink or two
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Old Nov 30, 19, 1:31 pm
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6 40 am departure from Qatar I had a nice rose champagne with breakfast
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Old Nov 30, 19, 1:56 pm
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I see people drinking all the time early in the morning. Doesn't bother me but I won't drink before maybe 11am.

Just a personal rule.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:04 pm
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Apart from the odd shuttle flight, every BA flight will have alcohol available. The crew won't bat an eyelid if you ask for a scotch with breakfast. The bar will be loaded and open for use.

They might not take the bar into the cabin, but you can certainly request any drink at any time.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by eugegall View Post
I see people drinking all the time early in the morning. Doesn't bother me but I won't drink before maybe 11am.

Just a personal rule.
That sounds a very civilised position to take.

I am not a big fan of alcohol with breakfast, but am wondering that if I leave it until a couple of hours into the flight will all the good stuff be gone.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by shefgab View Post
Apart from the odd shuttle flight, every BA flight will have alcohol available
Which flights are you thinking of that donít have a bar available?
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:09 pm
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When did 9am get reclassified as early morning!?
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Agent69 View Post
That sounds a very civilised position to take.

I am not a big fan of alcohol with breakfast, but am wondering that if I leave it until a couple of hours into the flight will all the good stuff be gone.
The bar is return loaded, so unless everyone is drinking A LOT, the crew will just keep serving. I wouldn't worry about running out of "the good stuff". If it looks like the outbound passengers have started to impact the offering for the return leg, then they'll promote less popular items, and then finally stop serving. But that's quite unlikely unless it's 12 rows of people desperate to get drunk.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Which flights are you thinking of that donít have a bar available?
I don't think they'll be opening the bars on the new BAH-DMM sector. Some other very short Carribbean sectors too.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by shefgab View Post
I don't think they'll be opening the bars on the new BAH-DMM sector. Some other very short Carribbean sectors too.
Ah I see. Sorry I had in my mind UK domestic flights when you mentioned shuttles.
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When I was flying to Germany Bloody Mary all round ....
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Originally Posted by shefgab View Post
I don't think they'll be opening the bars on the new BAH-DMM sector. Some other very short Carribbean sectors too.
these are certainly odd shuttle flights!!
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Old Nov 30, 19, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by eugegall View Post
I see people drinking all the time early in the morning. Doesn't bother me but I won't drink before maybe 11am.

Just a personal rule.
Itís always 11am somewhere

Originally Posted by Agent69 View Post
I have a 9am departure from LGW to TFS in CE after Christmas, and was wondering what the protocol was with booze?
Drinking while flying, or in lounges, at any time of the day is a personal choice and you shouldnít concern yourself with the perceptions of others. If there is a stocked bar available then ask for whatever you fancy, or not.
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