Dasani water

Old Feb 14, 20, 3:26 pm
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Out of curiosity, does DL also use Dasani water for the large water bottles they use to fill the drink cups in main cabin? (I don't remember!)
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:30 pm
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Flights departing from Japan have Evian. And sometimes even US departing flights have Chaudfontaine (probably left over stock from earlier EU departure). If you get a nice FA, they'll generously give you bottle after bottle of these much better tasting water.

Speaking of Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi products (perhaps a bit OT here), anyone happen to know what airlines nowadays serve Pepsi?
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:32 pm
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Hydrogen and oxygen from a spring are no different then H & O from a water treatment plant or a purifier. Get over yourselves
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:37 pm
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Most airports nowadays have large automatic bottle fillers above drinking fountains - it's easy enough to bring a bottle next time and fill it with purified water after security so that you don't have to offend your sensibilities by drinking Dasani
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by joeyE View Post
Hydrogen and oxygen from a spring are no different then H & O from a water treatment plant or a purifier. Get over yourselves
Straight, distilled H2O tastes terrible.

All these differences (perceived or real) are due to mineral content. I like the taste of San Francisco's tap water, but don't care for San Jose's unless you run it through a softener and then a purifier prior to consumption. I can see why people prefer one brand of bottled water over the other. But in the end, it's just water. If I'm actually thirsty, I can drink any brand of bottled water (well, except for carbonated).
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by RealHJ View Post
Speaking of Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi products (perhaps a bit OT here), anyone happen to know what airlines nowadays serve Pepsi?
B6, Ryanair, and EK are the only ones I can think of
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:53 pm
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Or get a Woodford or a beer or some wine once service starts. Your choice
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Old Feb 14, 20, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by ggonzaga View Post
not at all, I would rather drink tap water than Dasani. ...
I guess you can always get a cup and fill it up in the restroom. I understand the quality may not be the greatest, though.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:01 pm
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I always buy a bottle of water of my preferred brand (Fiji, if I can find it) after clearing security. Any water I receive on the flight is a bonus as I like to stay well hydrated.

I can taste the differences between certain brands of bottled water. I think for me it has to do with whatever minerals are added back, but I can't swear that's the case. I just know that some bottles of water taste better to me than others.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by ggonzaga View Post
not at all, I would rather drink tap water than Dasani. .
Lucky for you, Dasani basically is tap water.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:04 pm
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Coke adds magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, and salt to Dasani to give it a proprietary taste; this has been really successful and it is the top-selling bottled water brand in the US (so it isn't hugely surprising that most airlines choose to provide it onboard as part of their Coke contract). I tend to agree it isn't my favorite formulation, but it isn't so far off the taste of tap water that I find it to be a dealbreaker.

There are two other brands of water the Coca-Cola Company sells - Aquarius, which is a more neutral tasting water at a lower price point, and Glaceau Smartwater, a premium competitor to Fiji/Voss/etc.

Delta does stock Glaceau Smartwater on Delta One flights, so if you don't enjoy the taste of Dasani you do have options on international flights.

(Or, you could do the sustainable thing and bring a water bottle from home that you fill up post-security. Many SkyClubs now have a filtered water tap that works great for this, and airports are starting to provide fill stations as well.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:17 pm
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Why is it especially bad for when you're in first class?
Do you feel like you deserve something better?
Sorry I don't think you'll get a lot of sympathy from people on here. There are lots of ways you can avoid drinking the water that Delta provides.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by ggonzaga View Post
For the first time ever, or at least in a very very long time, Iím flying Delta. I usually fly American, but today I realized that this issue spans across all US airlines. Every single airline uses Dasani water. I donít know about you guys, but I hate Dasani water with a passion. Itís disgusting, especially when Iím sitting in first class. Does anyone know why Dasani is the water brand of choice for Delta and other airlines?
Nevermind, sorry.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by ryw View Post
Out of curiosity, does DL also use Dasani water for the large water bottles they use to fill the drink cups in main cabin? (I don't remember!)
Domestically, Yes, as well as outbound Transoceanic/intl. Return is often a local brand - I suspect due to availability.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by bubbashow View Post
Bottled water is bottled water. Period
This is not even remotely accurate. Waters all have different tastes based on their ph levels and additives.

Personally, I will only drink water bottled in glass at home. In the air I'm at the mercy of what's being poured, and I agree with the OP that Dasani is about the worst thing out there. Even the little Marriott 'Vasa Pure' bottles or whatever they're called have a better taste.
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