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Old Aug 6, 08, 10:22 pm
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First Class Drinks

So, I finally get to fly first class in a few days (in which I wasn't sleeping...). My flight is a domestic flight from CLE to LAX. What can I expect for lunch or dinner (I have lunch FC the way there and dinner FC on the way back)? What can I expect in terms of drinks? Do FC passengers receive free alcohol or is it $5?

Sorry about the newbie question, but I have been flying regional jets non-stop for the past 8 months...
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Old Aug 6, 08, 10:24 pm
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Use the http://pda.continental.com/info site to get information about the exact service on your flight (in terms of the type of meal it will be, not the exact menu; regulars on this route may be able to give you an idea on that), from a few days out.

Yes you will get free drinks (can't bring myself to say "beverages", as CO say on their site) Selection is as follows:

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US...s/default.aspx
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Old Aug 6, 08, 10:50 pm
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What? Free drinks in first class? Nooooooo!

J/k... Yes! You can drink your merry little heart out on us

May I suggest a margarita with grand marnier?

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Originally Posted by LukeSkywaiter View Post
May I suggest a margarita with gran marnier?
Intriguing
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Old Aug 7, 08, 5:29 am
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Originally Posted by LukeSkywaiter View Post
May I suggest a margarita with gran marnier?
Sold. Ive never even thought of that when flying. Thanks.
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Old Aug 7, 08, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by LukeSkywaiter View Post
May I suggest a margarita with gran marnier?
WoW! Why have I never thought of this? Thanks for the reccomendation. Better start catering more!

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Old Aug 7, 08, 7:27 am
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Continental will need to start bringing more than 2-4 bottles of Grand Marnier.
I always drink every bottle on plan.
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Old Aug 7, 08, 8:36 am
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Unlike the pitiful selection in the President's Clubs, the aircraft actually stock some decent booze. For one, they have Bombay Sapphire Gin ^ ^ ^. They also have Jack, instead of Jim. However, there's no real Bourbon to speak of (a shame, really). The Margaritas are somewhat rancid, IMO.

If I were running CO, I would definitely keep the Bombay Sapphire. However, the other liquors could use a shake-up:

Bourbon: Woodford Reserve
Rum: Mount Gay Eclipse
Blended Scotch: Famous Grouse
Vodka: Tito's (dunno if they make airplane minis)

Also, they could spring for a standard tequila like Cuervo Gold and keep a bottle of Triple-Sec on hand. Those are all fairly standard or semi-premium booze that could probably be acquired rather easily in mass quantities.
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Old Aug 7, 08, 8:40 am
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Thank you all for your help. I may try the margarita plan... although, I am more of a scotch and soda guy...
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Originally Posted by rtiggi View Post
Thank you all for your help. I may try the margarita plan... although, I am more of a scotch and soda guy...
Who needs soda?
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If you want something sweeter, you can try my regular: Disaronno (Amaretto) and Diet Coke. They usually only have 1 bottle in FC, so for rounds 2 & on, they'll have to go the back for more.

Totally OT, but I almost always get funny looks for that whenever I order Amaretto & Diet, either in the PC or on the plane. I never get those strange looks in a restaurant or bar, though.
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Originally Posted by LukeSkywaiter View Post
What? Free drinks in first class? Nooooooo!

J/k... Yes! You can drink your merry little heart out on us

May I suggest a margarita with grand marnier?
Thats my signature drink.
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Old Aug 7, 08, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Anglo Large Clawed Otter View Post
they have Bombay Sapphire Gin
I've been seeing that in the PC's lately.
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Originally Posted by carpboy View Post
I've been seeing that in the PC's lately.
Where? All my recent visits have resulted in that Beefeaters swill.
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Old Aug 7, 08, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Anglo Large Clawed Otter View Post
Unlike the pitiful selection in the President's Clubs, the aircraft actually stock some decent booze. For one, they have Bombay Sapphire Gin ^ ^ ^. They also have Jack, instead of Jim. However, there's no real Bourbon to speak of (a shame, really). The Margaritas are somewhat rancid, IMO.

If I were running CO, I would definitely keep the Bombay Sapphire. However, the other liquors could use a shake-up:

Bourbon: Woodford Reserve
Rum: Mount Gay Eclipse
Blended Scotch: Famous Grouse
Vodka: Tito's (dunno if they make airplane minis)

Also, they could spring for a standard tequila like Cuervo Gold and keep a bottle of Triple-Sec on hand. Those are all fairly standard or semi-premium booze that could probably be acquired rather easily in mass quantities.
LOL - good luck getting any US-based airline to stock those.

On the other hand, I would appreciate Pitu cachaca, plenty of limes and a bit of sugar.
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