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Old Dec 20, 13, 11:18 am
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Exclamation Complimentary Beer/Wine Discontinued Jan 1, 2014 for transpacific/asia flights

I don't think this has been posted yet, but word on the street is that effective January 1, 2014 complimentary beer and wine will be going away for transpacific flights and flights within Asia in Economy Class. I am guessing pricing will be similar to what United currently charges in other markets.
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Old Dec 20, 13, 11:42 am
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If true - just another straw. UA's only saving grace is E+. They better hold on to that as long as possible.
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Old Dec 20, 13, 11:43 am
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This can't be possible! I thought United was an industry leader.
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Old Dec 20, 13, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by nerdbirdsjc View Post
This can't be possible! I thought United was an industry leader.
It is in enhancements...
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Old Dec 20, 13, 11:44 am
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And didn't Delta just announce it was serving complimentary beer/wine on TATL flights? (Or was I dreaming).

Well, if they take expired coupons, I'll be fine.

The nickel and dime airline

Hopefully my GPUs will clear

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Old Dec 20, 13, 11:48 am
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big shocker here
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Old Dec 20, 13, 12:09 pm
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Awesome. Time to stock up on Pocket Shots for the ziploc bag on next years TPACs
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Old Dec 20, 13, 12:11 pm
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Old Dec 20, 13, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by manneca View Post

Well, if they take expired coupons, I'll be fine.
+1.

Although I agree this is an annoying, cheap effort if true.
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Old Dec 20, 13, 12:49 pm
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I'm getting immune to all these enhancements. Maybe that's what UA management wants.....
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Old Dec 20, 13, 12:50 pm
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Another Friday, another cut...
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Old Dec 20, 13, 12:52 pm
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Another Friday and another day I'm happy to have moved my travels elsewhere. Though I am thankful to UA that I still get *G privileges on US while I wait for reciprocal benefits to begin on January 7th
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Old Dec 20, 13, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by manneca View Post
And didn't Delta just announce it was serving complimentary beer/wine on TATL flights? (Or was I dreaming).

Well, if they take expired coupons, I'll be fine.

The nickel and dime airline
Delta already had free beer/wine in coach for international flights over 6 hours. They announced they now offer free spirits as well on December 1st.
http://boardingarea.com/onemileatati...ional-economy/
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Old Dec 20, 13, 1:16 pm
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Well from reading that management profile, looks like they're just trying to provide a "consistent experience"

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...le-series.html
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Old Dec 20, 13, 1:18 pm
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The death of a thousand cuts continues...
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