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Old Feb 7, 23, 8:19 pm
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The MDC on my last flight noted my comments about champagne and then found something for me


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Old Feb 8, 23, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by MichielR
It is short haul, but apparently the supplies of D-L have not yet been depleted fully. Long haul continues with D-L this cycle, but it's not listed on the menu.
Like many things that seem to go wrong in the way SWISS is being managed lately, simply someone messed up with the logistics and that's why they ran out of Champagne.
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Old Feb 8, 23, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantico
Just flew ZRH-ATH in C, there is no more Champagne!
They now serve a swiss sparkling wine from Geneva, far away from champagne and quite cheap. Don't know if it also changed on non EU flights.
Originally Posted by Nick Art
I'm shocked, SHOCKED by the lack of champagen in LX C.
I will be flying LX C intra EU on quite some flights at the end of May both longer and shorter and will report back.
Originally Posted by MichielR
That is bad news, last week they still had champagne in short haul C. Their website promises champagne so clearly a case of non-performance and money back
Originally Posted by chris63
Yes, last week there was Champagne flowing on short haul C, terrible move
Only picking a couple to quote . I read today that there is a shortage on champagne, hence LX has TEMPORARILY switched to sparkling wine, and champagne will return again on short-haul routes. Long-haul routes should not be affected and still serve champagne. Ill try and dig out the article.
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Old Feb 8, 23, 2:37 pm
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Whoever is the CPO at LH group does a very bad job when it comes to sourcing Champagne as we keep hearing the word shortage. First in the FCT, now on LX short-haul C. What's next? And I am not even mentioning the cheap stuff he buys for its LH F pax.
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Old Feb 8, 23, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by 59Impala
I read today that there is a shortage on champagne, hence LX has TEMPORARILY switched to sparkling wine, and champagne will return again on short-haul routes.
The good news of the day ! There is a general supply problem with Champagne (the real stuff) with demand increasing. A huge opportunity for Franciacorta , sparkling wines from South England (Nyetimber) and the likes.......

As long as they not serve Prosecco.......
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Old Feb 8, 23, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by 59Impala
Only picking a couple to quote . I read today that there is a shortage on champagne, hence LX has TEMPORARILY switched to sparkling wine, and champagne will return again on short-haul routes. Long-haul routes should not be affected and still serve champagne. Ill try and dig out the article.
What a relief, hope it is indeed the case but hard to believe they could not source a Champagne, there are so many houses to chose from, before resorting to cheap sparkling wine.
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Old Feb 9, 23, 1:04 am
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A MdC told me today that they were told by LX mgmt that this is a test phase. Nothing related to stocks.so keep complaining guys!

Save water, drink champagne!​​​​​​​
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Old Feb 9, 23, 5:21 am
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Originally Posted by f4freeJunior
Whoever is the CPO at LH group does a very bad job when it comes to sourcing Champagne as we keep hearing the word shortage. First in the FCT, now on LX short-haul C. What's next? And I am not even mentioning the cheap stuff he buys for its LH F pax.
Doubt there is a global champagne shortage. But there may be shortage of champagne at the price point LH Group is prepared to pay.
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Old Feb 9, 23, 5:27 am
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A MdC told me today that they were told by LX mgmt that this is a test phase. Nothing related to stocks.so keep complaining guys!

Save water, drink champagne!
I will make sure the MdC makes a report. But then again, some of my upcoming LX J short-haul is operated by Helvetic and Air Baltic, not sure how much LX cares about feedback we give to them.
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Old Feb 9, 23, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by chris63
What a relief, hope it is indeed the case but hard to believe they could not source a Champagne, there are so many houses to chose from, before resorting to cheap sparkling wine.
Originally Posted by f4freeJunior
A MdC told me today that they were told by LX mgmt that this is a test phase. Nothing related to stocks.so keep complaining guys!

Save water, drink champagne!
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Doubt there is a global champagne shortage. But there may be shortage of champagne at the price point LH Group is prepared to pay.
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I will make sure the MdC makes a report. But then again, some of my upcoming LX J short-haul is operated by Helvetic and Air Baltic, not sure how much LX cares about feedback we give to them.
I did not find a corresponding article in English, but here is the German article: Europa-Flge: Champagner-Notstand bei Swiss - nur noch Schaumwein - aeroTELEGRAPH

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​​​​​​​The traditional French house Duval-Leroy, founded in 1859, describes its Cuve Brut Rserve as developing "aromas of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and roasted yellow figs" and as lying "perfectly between delicacy and power. Swiss serves this fine champagne to business class passengers on European routes. In stores, the bottle costs around 40 euros.

But anyone traveling with the Lufthansa subsidiary these days and in the coming weeks will not be served Duval-Leroy Cuve Brut Rserve. Instead of Champagne, Swiss is serving a sparkling wine, Baccarat Brut Blanc de Blancs from the Swiss producer La Cave de Genve. It has won several awards, but costs less than half of the drop served so far.

Manufacturer cannot deliver enough
Swiss explains that this is by no means a cost-cutting measure. The reason for the change is "supply bottlenecks on the part of our long-standing and valued partner Duval-Leroy." "As soon as the delivery capacity is guaranteed again, we will offer the champagne on our short-haul flights again," a spokesman said. There will be no temporary change on long-haul flights, where Duval-Leroy Brut will continue to be served, he added.

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Old Feb 9, 23, 12:50 pm
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Duval-Leroy must have been over-expanding their commercial business for airline customers. In the past few months, I keep seeing this brand while traveling. It is ubiquitous on AF in J and at the AF J salons at CDG and also on a couple of other airlines in J in the past few months. I'm not a big fan, but it's fine. I'll be on LX J ATH-ZRH in late April and wonder which will be poured by then...
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Old Feb 9, 23, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by sfvoyage
Duval-Leroy must have been over-expanding their commercial business for airline customers. In the past few months, I keep seeing this brand while traveling. It is ubiquitous on AF in J and at the AF J salons at CDG and also on a couple of other airlines in J in the past few months. I'm not a big fan, but it's fine. I'll be on LX J ATH-ZRH in late April and wonder which will be poured by then...
Indeed LX short haul (until they ran out but hopefully will be back soon), LX long haul C and LH long haul C this month as well. The intern must have negotiated a great discount for full size bottles but forgot about the 0.375 ones.
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Old Feb 9, 23, 11:57 pm
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Originally Posted by MichielR
Indeed LX short haul (until they ran out but hopefully will be back soon), LX long haul C and LH long haul C this month as well. The intern must have negotiated a great discount for full size bottles but forgot about the 0.375 ones.
Well theyre managing to serve full bottles of the foul Swiss sparkling on shorthaul. MdC also told me its a 3 month test phase, she said they are embarrassed and are constantly dealing with upset pax about it.
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Old Feb 10, 23, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by vantage03
Well theyre managing to serve full bottles of the foul Swiss sparkling on shorthaul. MdC also told me its a 3 month test phase, she said they are embarrassed and are constantly dealing with upset pax about it.
3 months starting when? Just wondering when the end will be...
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