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How Much Do You Drink While Flying? What do you have? Delta Flights only

How Much Do You Drink While Flying? What do you have? Delta Flights only

Old Jan 10, 19, 6:49 am
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How Much Do You Drink While Flying? What do you have? Delta Flights only

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Drinking while on Delta

I'm sure there are many variables, but I find this very curious.

I've had a couple of anomalies: once a flight attendant cut me off "you've had like 13" (I'd had 2). Another the 60 something nurse next to me lectured me on the negatives of drinking while flying...

My standard ATL-LAX flight experience:

2 drinks and snack in lounge for each hour I'm early pre flight

(Usually I'm C+) 2 doubles of Bourbon and Ginger Ale (Woodford) (a third can be possible, but you have to go ask for it, only two drink services per flight).

With a friend flying GEG-ATL back from a conference a couple years ago we tried to push it, still only managed 3 doubles in C+.

My experience is that you're never going to get more than 2 drinks on anything shorter.

I rarely deviate from Woodford and Ginger unless they are out. That is what I have at home most of the time now too.
On UA a multi million miler introduced me to Jack and Coke Zero a few years ago on the ATL-SFO flight, but that was in FC and we were both flying home for the holidays... that was a fun flight...

Anyway, my experience is that it is pretty much clockwork, especially in DL, but I'm curious what good times everyone else is having.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 7:15 am
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Do you then rent a car at your destination and/or drive your own car home from your home airport???
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Old Jan 10, 19, 7:30 am
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OP...I'm of the view...that's it's none of your business.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 7:34 am
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People drink on their flights???? Alcohol ?????

Say it ain't so !
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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:53 am
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For an upcoming D1 flight - do they still do wine flights and/or pairings with each course via simple request or do I have to nag? Possible to get doubles of Macallan?
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Old Jan 10, 19, 8:58 am
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Talking Confessions of an Alcoholic

1 G&T in SC - I get to airport about 30 mins before boarding starts
1 G&T as PDB
2 red wine with dinner
1 double Dewers (neat) - used to be double bailey's on the rocks but I am cutting down on sugar

Rinse and repeat twice every week and yes I drive to and from airport at both ends. (flame suit on)
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
Do you then rent a car at your destination and/or drive your own car home from your home airport???
Wow. It only took until the first reply for this kind of nonsense to come out.

Ya know, people are capable of arranging an Uber/Lyft/Taxi/Family/Friend/Well-wisher to get them where they need to go.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:05 am
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Were you drunk while writing the OP?
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by sydneyracquelle View Post
Do you then rent a car at your destination and/or drive your own car home from your home airport???
No, I don't drive (rental or otherwise). I'm quite happy with Uber when I indulge.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by Old Hickory View Post
Were you drunk while writing the OP?
No, though exhaustion can mimic some signs of intoxication, I was 100% sober when I posted this morning.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by griffy208 View Post
For an upcoming D1 flight - do they still do wine flights and/or pairings with each course via simple request or do I have to nag? Possible to get doubles of Macallan?
Good question. I do like Macallan.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by griffy208 View Post
For an upcoming D1 flight - do they still do wine flights and/or pairings with each course via simple request or do I have to nag? Possible to get doubles of Macallan?
Doubles in D1!!? Baby if you are nice they will leave the bottle with you!
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Old Jan 10, 19, 9:46 am
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Doubles in D1!!? Baby if you are nice they will leave the bottle with you!
Challenge firmly accepted! Honestly, I'm used to really pressing even to get a 2nd round in C+, let alone a Double of anything. I would expect/hope the attitude to be quite different in D1.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:14 am
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To be honest what I drink is no one's business but I do appreciate Delta's product offerings when it comes to Whiskies and Whiskeys such as Macallan in Delta One and Woodford Reserve on all flights however I do miss the Single Barrel Jack Daniels that was previously offered in Delta One.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:33 am
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I flew my first delta flight and I was sitting in C+ and asked for a Macallans and they said that was only for first class. Is this true? What whiskey is available for c+? Iím excited to hear you can order doubles at least twice.
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