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"There's too many of you to do a beverage service"

Old May 16, 13, 3:57 pm
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"There's too many of you to do a beverage service"

Today on my flight to Seattle (which was delayed almost 2 hours), I was seated in First Class and asked for a Diet Coke after giving my coat. I was told "There's too many of you to do a beverage service" on a 737. She had plenty of time to talk with her colleague in the galley. Very pathetic.
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Old May 16, 13, 3:59 pm
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I hope you reported her.
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Old May 16, 13, 4:18 pm
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You definitely need to write this on your survey if you receive one and send in a complaint via Customer Care. Typical sCO attitude.
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Old May 16, 13, 4:38 pm
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I find it amazing that other airlines in other countries can do a full meal service on a 1.5 hour flight by comparison.
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Old May 16, 13, 4:41 pm
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Send in a webform, noting the flight & route. Make sure you note that there was time
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Old May 16, 13, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by demkr View Post
Typical sCO attitude.
Completely unnecessary. There are bad apples at every airline, and in every group within every airline.
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Old May 16, 13, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by star_world View Post
Completely unnecessary. There are bad apples at every airline, and in every group within every airline.
I know it goes against your 100% zero-deviation-of-any-kind support of Smisek agenda on this forum, but this is my experience without any anomalies as someone who flies 100K a year.

sCO flight attendants tend to have a slower service and some don't provide beverage until meal is served an hour after takeoff. We've had many reports on here of them eating the snack basket.

I avoid sCO flights as much as I can -- mainly though because I desire a comfortable F seat.
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Old May 16, 13, 4:47 pm
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I find it amazing that other airlines in other countries can do a full meal service on a 1.5 hour flight by comparison.
to be fair it sounds like the OP was referring to pre-departure beverage

i am all for skipping PDB when it will expedite departure of an already delayed flight. on a 737, however, this is probably not the case since loading coach takes forever and a day with the outstanding UA boarding process.
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Old May 16, 13, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by demkr View Post
You definitely need to write this on your survey if you receive one and send in a complaint via Customer Care. Typical sCO attitude.
ORD-SEA - wouldn't that be an sUA crew?
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Old May 16, 13, 5:23 pm
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I think I recognize this dialogue from the film Jesus Christ Superstar.
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Old May 16, 13, 5:30 pm
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With bad apple like this, I am thinking of sending form to praise the FA on my recent MRY-SFO.
For a 77 miles flight, the FA wrote down everyone's choice of beverage before take off and delivered all the drinks.
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Old May 16, 13, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
I hope you reported her.
I sent a note to 1K Voice as soon as she said it!

Originally Posted by ddrost1 View Post
to be fair it sounds like the OP was referring to pre-departure beverage

i am all for skipping PDB when it will expedite departure of an already delayed flight. on a 737, however, this is probably not the case since loading coach takes forever and a day with the outstanding UA boarding process.
Not to mention that we sat for over 20 minutes after boarding was done waiting for the final boarding of bags and 4 extra meals. Plenty of time.

Last edited by FlyinHawaiian; May 16, 13 at 8:33 pm Reason: multi-quote should be used
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Old May 16, 13, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
ORD-SEA - wouldn't that be an sUA crew?
Flight was on a 737. Aircraft matters for figuring out pmCO or pmUA, not route.
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Old May 16, 13, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
ORD-SEA - wouldn't that be an sUA crew?
No, not on an sCO 737.
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Old May 16, 13, 5:43 pm
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Lil Abner's total times NOT receiving pre-departure drinks: once maybe twice

Reasons for NOT getting a drink while boarding: Delayed flight and they were in a hurry to get the plane loaded and on its way.

# of times I felt that was being screwed for not getting something to drink during pre-departure: 0 out of 1 or 2 times

# of times that I just wished that people who don't have the foggiest idea how to put their excess crap in the overheads and sit their a$$es down and get the hell out of the aisle: Every time!

# of times I wished that the f/a would use the mic and tell people to move out of the way and forget about pre-departure formalities - Anytime we're running late

# of times I get tired the FT whines re comparison of pmUA vs pmCo service and lack of an early glass of wine: A zillion

# of times I almost puke hearing Smisek's name mentioned on here: Immeasurable as it's Never-Ending!
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