Drinks in comfort plus exit row

Old Jun 28, 22, 9:06 am
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Drinks in comfort plus exit row

Flying MSP-LAS 3.5 hours 1300 miles on an a321
I know drink service has been spotty the last few years with the pandemic, different crews, inflation, and whatnot, but if I was hoping for a few (extra) drinks, would sitting in a non exit row help my chances?
Currently have the exit row booked (13F) but am thinking of switching to the bulkhead (row 10A)
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Old Jun 28, 22, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by h0und10 View Post
Flying MSP-LAS 3.5 hours 1300 miles on an a321
I know drink service has been spotty the last few years with the pandemic, different crews, inflation, and whatnot, but if I was hoping for a few (extra) drinks, would sitting in a non exit row help my chances?
Currently have the exit row booked (13F) but am thinking of switching to the bulkhead (row 10A)
What do you mean "extra"? You can always ring the FA call button. On a 1,300 mile flight, you'll have access to all beverages in C+. I've anecdotally heard that SOMETIMES they won't give a TON more (like 5 or 6 extras) in exit rows because you have to be "ready and willing" to assist in an emergency, but I've never actually seen this enforced. Just how much extra are you hoping for?
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Old Jun 28, 22, 9:14 am
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I was hoping to have 5 or 6 drinks total for the flight.
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Old Jun 28, 22, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by h0und10 View Post
I was hoping to have 5 or 6 drinks total for the flight.
I think (hope) they'll cut you off sooner if you're in an exit row.

Just sit in a normal row.
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Old Jun 28, 22, 9:33 am
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I think (hope) they'll cut you off sooner if you're in an exit row.

Just sit in a normal row.
Thanks, Will do!
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Old Jun 28, 22, 11:01 am
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They cut me off after 2 double woodfords on a similar length flight in C+ (non exit row), but that may have been more due to the woodfords than drinks generally. The FA quickly walked away and I didn't really want to get into anything with them since I didn't "need" another so I didn't ask for clarification.
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Old Jun 28, 22, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by h0und10 View Post
I was hoping to have 5 or 6 drinks total for the flight.
Don't be shocked if an FA cuts you off prior to that, exit row or not. And don't argue if they do. Arguing with a flight crew member especially if you've had a couple drinks is a sure-fire way to have police waiting for you when you land at LAS. And I doubt you can simply volunteer to be a test dummy for a stun gun demonstration for some kids to get out of spending some time in Las Vegas jail if the cops do meet you coming off the plane at LAS.
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Old Jun 28, 22, 12:54 pm
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I think I'd rather have the extra legroom in the exit row rather than moving seats for extra drinks, but each to their own!
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Old Jun 28, 22, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by ATOBTTR View Post
Don't be shocked if an FA cuts you off prior to that, exit row or not. And don't argue if they do. Arguing with a flight crew member especially if you've had a couple drinks is a sure-fire way to have police waiting for you when you land at LAS. And I doubt you can simply volunteer to be a test dummy for a stun gun demonstration for some kids to get out of spending some time in Las Vegas jail if the cops do meet you coming off the plane at LAS.
I usually don't have any issues asking for 2 doubles, but beyond that I don't have high expectations. I had one 850 mile flight in F that the FA served me at least 6, several without me asking, I had to cut her off!
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Old Jun 28, 22, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by mguinness View Post
I think I'd rather have the extra legroom in the exit row rather than moving seats for extra drinks, but each to their own!
That would be the debate! I think I decided to do one way exit row, and one way bulkhead
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Old Jun 28, 22, 2:26 pm
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Years ago I had a lovely FA serve me a number of drinks in FC. The seat next to me was open, so she eventually sat down and chatted me up. That was a LONG time ago!
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Old Jun 28, 22, 3:06 pm
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A drink every half hour or so is perfectly reasonable. Shouldn't be a problem.
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Old Jun 28, 22, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by BigFishDave View Post
A drink every half hour or so is perfectly reasonable. Shouldn't be a problem.

How bad is it, that you need a drink every 30 minutes?
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Old Jun 28, 22, 5:52 pm
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This was in domestic FC. Ordered a Jack and Coke. When I finished, the FA brought me another. Then, another. I couldn't finish the 3rd one. When I was getting off the plane, I told the FA "you're gonna get me in trouble! Thank you!" in jest. If I was a drinker, I'm sure she'd have kept 'em coming.
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Old Jun 28, 22, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by RacingJunkie View Post
How bad is it, that you need a drink every 30 minutes?
the first couple go quicker ;-)

And it makes the in flight entertainment more interesting lol
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