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Duty free sales to conclude Aug 8, 2014

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Old Aug 7, 14, 4:11 pm
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Duty free sales to conclude Aug 8, 2014

Duty free ends Aug 8 due to Delta's inability to come to terms with its vendor, DFASS. A replacement vendor is not being sought.

Welcome news --- one less announcement to wake me up in multiple languages.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by andymo99 View Post
Welcome news --- one less announcement to wake me up in multiple languages.
Not just the announcement(s), but also the FAs walking through the aisles with the carts shouting "Duty free? Duty free? Duty free?"
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Old Aug 7, 14, 4:14 pm
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Popularity of DF seems to vary. IME, it's notba great deal.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by dw View Post
Not just the announcement(s), but also the FAs walking through the aisles with the carts shouting "Duty free? Duty free? Duty free?"
maybe its just me, but I have never heard them shout. I've seen them stroll casually down the aisle holding the duty free brochure, waving it from side to side, barely whispering the words duty free.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 5:09 pm
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Duty free only matters when going from one tax hell to another. But the driver of duty free, booze and smokes, are not so horribly taxed (save maybe NY) than in other parts of the world.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 5:48 pm
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Good
Out: duty free cart
In: cart with more Woodford/other in-flight catering

Done.

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Old Aug 7, 14, 6:00 pm
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Due to the stupid and unnecessary liquids restrictions, I've stopped buying duty free booze. Oh well.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 6:23 pm
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I wonder how much money delta would lose out because of this?
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Old Aug 7, 14, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by howtofreetravel View Post
I wonder how much money delta would lose out because of this?
I only travel internationally half a dozen times a year, and it's not like I pay close attention to, but I don't remember ever seeing someone buying something on the plane off the duty free catalog.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 6:39 pm
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Just means they were not doing it right , as for instance Swiss air makes loads of money from that.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 7:20 pm
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I wonder how much money delta would lose out because of this?
The savings from the lighter load will likely compensate for any revenue loss.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by andymo99 View Post
Welcome news --- one less announcement to wake me up in multiple languages.
+1. Listening to this spam in English, Japanese and Thai on a 6AM BKK-NRT departure a few days ago was annoying in a huge way.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 8:30 pm
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Wow -just wow. Common sense if you ask me.
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Old Aug 7, 14, 8:36 pm
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Due to the stupid and unnecessary liquids restrictions, I've stopped buying duty free booze. Oh well.
Me too. It's just too confusing and there's no guarantee that my booze will make it home. I wonder if the eight-year old insanity (liquid restrictions) has diminished the duty-free profits?
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Old Aug 7, 14, 9:01 pm
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I've never flown on Delta, but when I do end up going to Duty Free, I'm sure I have enough time at the airport killing time and just looking at purchases there. Really I just only look at DF cosmetics and what's on the plane (I fly on United) doesn't really cut it.
And as for the booze (I'm 22), I'm not a big drinker and I don't see Grey Goose as a gift to my family, swim team (some under 18- note that I'm going to Australia 99% of the time), coaches or friends. Nothing for me either, I can just wait until I'm back in the airport lounge, home or just have drinks with family.
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