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F Class Water Bottles Repo'd for Takeoff

F Class Water Bottles Repo'd for Takeoff

Old Mar 12, 15, 5:27 pm
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F Class Water Bottles Repo'd for Takeoff

Delta Connection SEA - LAX on 3/11

Right before the plane pushed back the FA in F class came through asking for everyone's mini water bottle back. She indicated that the water bottles would be returned after takeoff.

Here are my favorite responses from the FA when questioned...

"It's a new thing they're doing before takeoff"
"I'll bring you a fresh one after takeoff"

The water bottles were not returned.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 5:32 pm
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I've seen this once or twice in the past.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 5:36 pm
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I usually stuff mine between my hip and the seat to keep it snug & secure (and out of the FA's line of sight).
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Old Mar 12, 15, 5:37 pm
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Noticed this happened on a SFO-LAX Delta Connection flight 2 weeks ago....was too early in the morning for me to ask more questions....but other passengers in FC sure did. "New Policy" they were told.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 5:40 pm
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Another benefit take back by DL
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Old Mar 12, 15, 5:43 pm
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Originally Posted by EZEDoesIt View Post
I usually stuff mine between my hip and the seat to keep it snug & secure (and out of the FA's line of sight).
As I'm a big believer in FCM I automatically drop mine into my bag for later.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 5:55 pm
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This seems to be a DL Connection thing.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 5:57 pm
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I've seen it only once, and it was in the last few months. Think it was SkyWest.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 6:18 pm
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I thought this was one of those "The FAA will personally fine me $10,000 for letting you keep them (as a safety hazard)!" deals?
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Old Mar 12, 15, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by StayingHomeIsBetter View Post
This seems to be a DL Connection thing.
Don't think so, had the same issue happen on my SEA-AMS last week in J.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by EZEDoesIt View Post
I usually stuff mine between my hip and the seat to keep it snug & secure (and out of the FA's line of sight).
That's my trick! It keeps the water bottle safe and handy and far from the seat pocket in case the FA is obsessed about that.

Originally Posted by Ben and Jerry View Post
Don't think so, had the same issue happen on my SEA-AMS last week in J.
Doesn't SEA-AMS use an aircraft that has a particular little cubbyhole for the water bottle? AFAIK all of the BE seats in international wide body DL aircraft have a special spot for the water bottle. The seat would look empty without the water bottle to fill in and decorate its place.
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Old Mar 12, 15, 7:38 pm
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Yes the new BE seats have holders. I always just put it in my bad or in seatback pocket with top sticking out, no issues. I would frankly be annoyed to have it taken away when you often don't see the FA's again for another 30 minutes.
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Old Mar 13, 15, 3:57 am
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Did not really pay attention to a specific cup holder. FYI this was a 333, not a 763.
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Old Mar 13, 15, 4:44 am
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My opinion, but this thread belongs here;

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta...l-version.html
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Old Mar 13, 15, 5:21 am
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I've seen water bottles go flying back a few times on takeoff when people have forgotten to stow them. They should be fine in the seatback pockets as they are under 2 lbs.
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