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Old May 2, 12, 5:23 pm
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F Changes

Hi,

Its been a long time!!!!

1) They don't upgrade u into F pretty easy now the way I have seen it.

2) Cutlery has changed in F long time. Is it better???? Have not noticed!!!! Looks similar!!!!

3) You get DOM 2001 or 2002 or 2003 depending on super various factors which include your F Sec's on A380's or 777's

A small list of the massive changes that keep on ongoing.

Safe Flying

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Old May 2, 12, 6:16 pm
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Really? This is the first I'm hearing of a 2001 vintage. Since late last year they've switched to 2003.
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Old May 2, 12, 6:21 pm
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Really????

How often do u fly F with EK????????????? Champs changes with sector!!!!
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Old May 2, 12, 7:17 pm
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Originally Posted by ELITEGOLDTRAVELLER View Post
Really????

How often do u fly F with EK????????????? Champs changes with sector!!!!
Yes but what I mean was there's no 2001 vintage.

They're apparently finishing their stock of 2002 and switching to 2003, that was what the crew told me. Are you saying they are still purchasing 2002 for certain routes?
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I have only seen 2003 lately. Most recently Rome. Luanda next week so I will check on that too.
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Old May 2, 12, 8:17 pm
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I've only seen 2003 this year, bar a couple of earlier flights...
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Old May 3, 12, 12:04 am
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My experience so far is 2002 on main fleet and 2003 on A380
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Old May 3, 12, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by ung1 View Post
Really? This is the first I'm hearing of a 2001 vintage. Since late last year they've switched to 2003.
The 2001 Dom Perignon vintage does not exist in nature. Either 2000 or 2002. However it is only real champagne connoisseurs who are actually aware of this. C'est la vie.
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Old May 3, 12, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by ELITEGOLDTRAVELLER View Post
Hi,

Its been a long time!!!!

1) They don't upgrade u into F pretty easy now the way I have seen it.

2) Cutlery has changed in F long time. Is it better???? Have not noticed!!!! Looks similar!!!!

3) You get DOM 2001 or 2002 or 2003 depending on super various factors which include your F Sec's on A380's or 777's

A small list of the massive changes that keep on ongoing.

Safe Flying

EGT
Can you expand a bit on point no. 1? Do you mean there are fewer op ups taking place between J and F?

I am sort of torn between the cutlery in F and J--I think I prefer the J cutlery.
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Is it just me or does the 2000 and 2002 Dom taste better than the 2003? Was on both the A380 and 773ER and only 2003 available.
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Originally Posted by Aquitania View Post
The 2001 Dom Perignon vintage does not exist in nature. Either 2000 or 2002. However it is only real champagne connoisseurs who are actually aware of this. C'est la vie.
Originally Posted by calvinoeh View Post
Is it just me or does the 2000 and 2002 Dom taste better than the 2003? Was on both the A380 and 773ER and only 2003 available.

was about to mention the same that there is no such thing as 01 Dom.

02 is the best of the 00,02,03 trifecta. Although it will be much better in about 5 yrs. The 00 is probably drinking the best right now
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Old May 4, 12, 2:12 am
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Agreed. The 2003 doesn't taste very nice - nothing to look forward to.
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Old May 4, 12, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by ung1 View Post
Agreed. The 2003 doesn't taste very nice - nothing to look forward to.
To be honest, they all taste the same to me after the third or fourth glass.
The altitude doesn't help either. The first glass (before take off) is the best as
The palate doesn't get confused due to the effect of altitude and of course the effect of too much alcohol ;-)
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Old May 5, 12, 7:59 am
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The difference is quite big in my opinion.

I prefer 2000 way above 2002. 2003 is not mature enough IMHO.

Shame that EK ( that I really like ) is switching to 2003.

SQ still serves 2000 in F and it's simply excellent.

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Old May 6, 12, 1:09 am
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Originally Posted by ung1 View Post
Agreed. The 2003 doesn't taste very nice - nothing to look forward to.
Lol. Thanks for confirming! I was unsure and didn't want to sound like a snob. I did go through one bottle that surprisingly tasted better than the others.
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