Liqour Served On Board/In Lounges

Old Nov 12, 15, 7:32 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Programs: AA ExPlt, UA Gold, HH Diamond
Posts: 355
Liqour Served On Board/In Lounges

Looking to use AAdvantage miles on a J class trip and want to be sure that QR does serve liquor onboard and in the lounge? Don't want to waste the miles if they don't.
777Pax is offline  
Old Nov 12, 15, 9:39 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Programs: QR Platinum
Posts: 1,186
They do, and plenty of it. Choice of champagnes, really good wines, and a variety of spirits
roadwarriorafrica is offline  
Old Nov 13, 15, 1:03 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: London
Programs: BAEC, EK Skywards, WY Sindbad, Marriott 'Bonvoy' :/, IHG, Hilton Honors, Golden Circle
Posts: 3,317
Possibly the highest quality selection of alcoholic beverages of any airline in J. Although I have to say the downgrade of the beautiful Pol Roger Vintage Rose to standard Taittinger (although even that hasn't been loaded on my last couple of flights!) is a bit of a blow.
lost_in_translation is offline  
Old Nov 13, 15, 5:22 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Lichfield
Programs: BA Silver, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 290
I agree they have excellent alcoholic beverages including Krug champagne in the Doha lounge (not sure if it is still available in the J lounge as the F lounge is now open, I will find out next week) and on board the A380 bar.

When I departed Bangladesh - a dry nation - drinks were not served until the plane took off, but otherwise great choice of drinks.
Slotski is offline  
Old Nov 13, 15, 9:01 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: OOL/DOH
Programs: QF LTS WP, Avis Pres Club, HH Diam.
Posts: 3,192
Krug was still available in Al Mourn (J) lounge on the 6 November 2015.

Tattinger Rose has been swapped out to Jaquart on the last couple of flights.
VH-RMD is offline  
Old Nov 13, 15, 10:41 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 2,345
Originally Posted by VH-RMD View Post
Krug was still available in Al Mourn (J) lounge on the 6 November 2015.

Tattinger Rose has been swapped out to Jaquart on the last couple of flights.
Jaquart Rose? Any good compared to the Tattinger (lets not mention the Pol Roger)?
Steve_ZA is offline  
Old Nov 14, 15, 12:32 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: OOL/DOH
Programs: QF LTS WP, Avis Pres Club, HH Diam.
Posts: 3,192
Originally Posted by Steve_ZA View Post
Jaquart Rose? Any good compared to the Tattinger (lets not mention the Pol Roger)?
Yes Jaquart Rose, I don't drink it but my colleague who does and was with me said definite downgrade...
VH-RMD is offline  
Old Nov 14, 15, 3:33 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: London
Programs: BA Gold (GGL/CCR), EK Plat, TG*G
Posts: 667
On my LHR-DOH and DOH-LHR segments last week it was actually Jacquart Brut Mosaique and Drappier Rose. Not a fan of either of them, particularly the latter.

Wine selection from F (including Krug) served in the lounge on the A380 on both legs.
flying_pig is offline  
Old Nov 14, 15, 7:12 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: London
Programs: BAEC, EK Skywards, WY Sindbad, Marriott 'Bonvoy' :/, IHG, Hilton Honors, Golden Circle
Posts: 3,317
Originally Posted by flying_pig View Post
On my LHR-DOH and DOH-LHR segments last week it was actually Jacquart Brut Mosaique and Drappier Rose. Not a fan of either of them, particularly the latter.

Wine selection from F (including Krug) served in the lounge on the A380 on both legs.
Yes, I had Drappier Rose from SIN last week despite the menu saying Taittinger, took first sip and thought maybe there was an issue with the bottle as it didn't taste right. Asked for another glass which was then poured at seat and saw the Drappier bottle instead - can't say I'm a fan! From ARN the week before they didn't load Rose at all. The Jacquart is at least drinkable.
lost_in_translation is offline  
Old Nov 16, 15, 3:21 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Programs: QR Platinum, QF Nobody, Alitalia Freccia Alata Plus
Posts: 26
Prepare to relive your 18-30s holiday days. Flying QR, especially on long haul overnight flights, you tend to be served and served and served. The crew also sneakily top up your glass when you go to the bathroom. Do they have booze? Plenty!
Flyn is offline  
Old Nov 16, 15, 7:09 pm
  #11  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Programs: OWEmerald; STARGold; SPGPlat; PCPlat/Amb; HiltonDiamond; CarlsonGold; A|ClubPat; AirMilesGold
Posts: 38,156
Originally Posted by 777Pax View Post
Looking to use AAdvantage miles on a J class trip and want to be sure that QR does serve liquor onboard and in the lounge? Don't want to waste the miles if they don't.
Do you really believe QR (and EK and EY) puts religion ahead of money? The alcohol flows on the plane and in the lounge(s). This is not secular Egypt or fundamentalist Saudi Arabia.
Shareholder is offline  
Old Nov 16, 15, 7:16 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near LHR
Programs: Marriott Plat, BAEC Silver, Thai Silver, Bangkok Air, Krisflyer Blue
Posts: 646
Liqour Served On Board/In Lounges

Just completed my first two LH legs on QR in J. LHR - DOH - BKK.

Krug in the onboard lounge - had to drag Mrs Qwest away before she drank it all.
qwest01 is offline  
Old Nov 20, 15, 4:29 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Programs: SPG Platinum, HHonors Diamond, Marriott Plat, A3 Gold, MH Plat, QR Plat
Posts: 99
Kopke 1974 port seems gone....they were no longer on my IAH-DOH and DOH-KUL sector yesterday.

Replaced with a 10 year old...Graham?

The Jacquart brut champagne was served in economy some time ago...I recalled having something similar in Y some years back and a few CSDs indeed confirmed very shyly that it was indeed the stuff they used to serve in coach

Having said that, the selection is still better than many airlines, but it's just not what it used to be.
freddo is offline  
Old Nov 21, 15, 1:51 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Programs: BAEC Silver, HHonors Gold, IHG Ambassador
Posts: 205
Originally Posted by lost_in_translation View Post
Possibly the highest quality selection of alcoholic beverages of any airline in J. Although I have to say the downgrade of the beautiful Pol Roger Vintage Rose to standard Taittinger (although even that hasn't been loaded on my last couple of flights!) is a bit of a blow.
They have Pol Roger Rose at Qatar business class lounge in Doha. At 380 bar they also fetched Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose from First when wife didn't want Krug
exs2 is offline  
Old Nov 22, 15, 4:53 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Programs: QR Gold, BAEC, Marriott Rewards Gold, SPG Gold
Posts: 1,071
Originally Posted by freddo View Post
Kopke 1974 port seems gone....they were no longer on my IAH-DOH and DOH-KUL sector yesterday.

Replaced with a 10 year old...Graham?
At the QR LHR lounge last month there was no Port selection at all, poor show really. The excellent head Barman was extremely apologetic & you could see he was embarrassed at the situation, but this seems to match a general reduction in alcoholic choices at the LHR lounge.

Hope they reverse this policy pdq, it'd be a shame to spoil an outstanding lounge through penny-pinching.
impeymac is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: