No alcohol served on my flight

Old May 9, 21, 6:21 pm
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No alcohol served on my flight

I usually fly Emirates but yesterday I flew with TK from Tbilisi to Manchester.

The Istanbul to Manchester leg was in the afternoon and just over 4 hours.

I asked for a beer and the flight attendant said "we don't serve alcohol".

I asked if it was due to Ramadan and unfortunately I couldn't understand the reply.

The food was almost inedible - dry minced kebabs, with rice and two pieces of courgette.

So with poor food and no booze I won't be booking with TK again!

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Old May 9, 21, 8:56 pm
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Since COVID, TK isn't serving alcohol in Economy Class.
Nothing to do with the month of Ramadan; alcohol is served in Business Class at the moment.

It's just cost-cutting.
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Old May 9, 21, 9:24 pm
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Iím not convinced TK has a monopoly on poor food and no alcohol in Y, so you may run out of airlines soon!
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Old May 9, 21, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
Iím not convinced TK has a monopoly on poor food and no alcohol in Y, so you may run out of airlines soon!
Emirates is a safe bet for better alcohol in Y policies. Its CEO even called BA a low-cost carrier because of BA's pay-for-food policies on shorter flights.
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Old May 10, 21, 7:42 am
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I asked for a beer and the flight attendant said "we don't serve alcohol".
Sir, you flew in Economy - what do you except?
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Old May 10, 21, 7:56 am
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Iím not convinced TK has a monopoly on poor food and no alcohol in Y, so you may run out of airlines soon!
Originally Posted by warakorn View Post
Sir, you flew in Economy - what do you except?
Come on, it was beer
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Old May 10, 21, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by warakorn View Post
Sir, you flew in Economy - what do you except?
Expect? Accept?
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I thought that one could be temporarily banned from FT for admitting to flying Y. Beer or no beer...
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Originally Posted by Longton View Post
The food was almost inedible - dry minced kebabs, with rice and two pieces of courgette.
Had the same dish IST-CAI this evening. Quite tasty, IMO. I used the hummus as a sauce to moisten the dish a bit. The white chocolate mousse was excellent.

I'm happy TK serves hot meals in Y on such short routes. Must be the only carrier to do so on intra-European flights.
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Old May 10, 21, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by warakorn View Post
Sir, you flew in Economy - what do you except?
In 11 years of flying between CGK and IAD pre-covid, I have never not been able to get complementary beer / wine in Y (usually whiskey too). Cutting out booze in Y is a ghetto LCC move.
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“Do you have alcoholic beverages (May 5)? “
“No, because of Covid.”
”Okay. I’ll have an Ayran then.”
”I’m sorry. No Ayran,”
”Because of Covid?”
”I’m sorry. It’s procedure.”
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