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Finnair enhances all alcoholic beverages to buy on board on several longhauls

Finnair enhances all alcoholic beverages to buy on board on several longhauls

Old Oct 3, 18, 2:31 am
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Finnair enhances all alcoholic beverages to buy on board on several longhauls

Finnair kokeilee alkoholitarjoilun maksullisuutta useiden kaukokohteiden turistiluokassa | lentoposti.fi

Could not find an English language version for now. Basically no free alcohol to holiday heavy longhaul destinations. It´s a trila during this coming winter season. Expect it to be a success and become the norm. =(

Finnair kokeilee marraskuun alusta alkoholitarjoilun maksullisuutta lähinnä lomakohteisiin suuntautuvien kaukolentojensa turistiluokassa. Ateriat säilyvät ilmaisina. Useimmilla Aasian kohteiden lennoilla viini ja olut ovat edelleen maksuttomia, mutta muut alkoholijuomat economy-luokassa maksullisia.Kaikki alkoholijuomat muuttuvat maksullisiksi 1. marraskuuta 2018 alkaen Finnairin lennoilla Bangkokiin, Goaan, Havannaan, Ho Chi Minh Cityyn, Krabille, Phuketiin, Puerto Plataan ja Puerto Vallartaan. Maksullisuutta kokeillaan viiden kuuakuden ajan.

Economy-luokassa Finnair tarjoaa edelleen lämpimän aterian ja monilla lennoilla välipalan ennen laskeutumista. Virvoitusjuomia, mehua ja vettä tarjoillaan maksutta. Kaikilla lennoilla on lisäksi myytävänä snack-tuotteita.

Lennoilla Kiinaan, Japaniin, Koreaan, Intiaan ja Singaporeen virvoitusjuomat, mehut, vesi, olut sekä viini ovat economy-luokassakin maksuttomia ja muut alkoholijuomat ovat maksullisia.

Yhdysvaltain lennoilla tarjoillaan alkoholittomien juomien lisäksi olutta sekä viiniä ruokailun yhteydessä maksutta. Muina aikoina kaikki alkoholijuomat ovat näillä lennoilla maksullisia.

Lennoilla New Yorkiin olut sekä viini ovat maksuttomia ensimmäisen aterian yhteydessä. Muuna aikana kaikki alkoholijuomat ovat näillä lennoilla maksullisia. T.T.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 2:39 am
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New Drinking rules in funny pack Long Haul Y

Starting from 1 November 2018 – flights to Bangkok, Goa, Havana, Ho Chi Minh City, Krabi, Phuket, Puerto Plata and Puerto Vallarta:
beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the flight. Soft drinks, juices and water are all served free of charge.

Flights to China, Japan, South Korea, India and Singapore: soft drinks, juices, water, beer and wine are all served free of charge – other alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

Flights to the United States*: all our meals include non-alcoholic drinks, beer and wine free of charge. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at all other times.

Flights to *New York: first meal includes beer and wine free of charge. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at all other times.

https://www.finnair.com/fi/gb/inform...-economy-class
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Old Oct 3, 18, 2:49 am
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What is the spirit policy now in Y to China, Japan, S-Korea, India and Singapore?
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Old Oct 3, 18, 2:53 am
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Seems so confusing to have different rules for different destinations...
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Old Oct 3, 18, 3:04 am
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Seems like the change only affects the leisure routes. I can't see any policy change to the other destinations.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 3:07 am
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Originally Posted by Jainzar View Post
Seems like the change only affects the leisure routes. I can't see any policy change to the other destinations.
Few years back %spirits to non-Funny Pack destinations were all free.
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And I think we can probably all guess the reason for the change in these leisure-heavy routes. Therefore, I don’t see it as such a big issue, as long as the other routes dont become BoB too.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by lkrt View Post
the reason
If they now give beer free which costs them lets say 0,4€ and now from 01NOV they get 4,60€ for one beer.

200 funny packers drinking 3 beers per flight it's 2.760,00€ extra income instead of cost of 240€
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Old Oct 3, 18, 3:55 am
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Stock up at the Helsinki Duty Free before the flight ?
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Old Oct 3, 18, 4:13 am
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Yet another attempt to look more like DY.
I doubt they will sell 200 x 3 beers on a flight. I can only speak for myself, but I will not bother digging out my credit card for a beer can.
When considering Finland has the Worlds cheapest tax-free beers, the whole thing is just "cheap". I doubt AY pays as much as 0,4€, more likely 0,2€.
Why not give the beer for free, and not trying act as an LCC. Then again, they would maybe make 1000€/flight, but is it worth it IF AY has any intentions promoting themself as a full-service carrier
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Old Oct 3, 18, 4:24 am
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Originally Posted by seldomrfly View Post
When considering Finland has the Worlds cheapest tax-free beers, the whole thing is just "cheap". I doubt AY pays as much as 0,4€, more likely 0,2€.
¿Que?

I know many countries where beer from a regular supermarket (so tax included) is cheaper than the so-called tax free beers around here...
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Very confusing indeed, but since I rarely have alcoholic beverages in flight, I guess I should be in favour of this. Will Plats still get their free drink?
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Old Oct 3, 18, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by Jainzar View Post
Seems like the change only affects the leisure routes. I can't see any policy change to the other destinations.
I have not flown AY longhaul economy for years, but isn't the current policy on these Leisurely flights as "1 wine or beer with meals is free and after meals chargeable" ?
Clearly nothing else than an enhancement for more revenue.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingFinn View Post
¿Que?

I know many countries where beer from a regular supermarket (so tax included) is cheaper than the so-called tax free beers around here...
Yeah, thats the thing. It is so-called tax-free. It is indeed tax-free, but with huge margins.
I had a look in some of my old pricelists (have done some work in this field), for instance a cheap gin brand would cost 2,50€ for 70cl if sold under tax-free conditions B2B.
Another example is the 24-pack beers that are sold in every store, for let's say 22€. = 0,9166€ each. Alcohol tax + VAT is 0,69€ + 0,15€ panttti = 0,84€ = about 7-8 cents for manufacturing and distribution left. No doubt that the Finns can produce cheap beer.
So my best guess is AY actually pays about 0,20€. Don't know for sure, but if I were buyer at AY, I wouldn't pay more for a can of beer.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by ff_flyer View Post
I have not flown AY longhaul economy for years, but isn't the current policy on these Leisurely flights as "1 wine or beer with meals is free and after meals chargeable" ?
Beer and wine is included in the first meal. No limitation concerning the amount.
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