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Espresso Machines on pmCO Widebody and pmUA 2 Cabin 763's discontinued April 1, 2015

Espresso Machines on pmCO Widebody and pmUA 2 Cabin 763's discontinued April 1, 2015

Old Mar 20, 15, 3:38 pm
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Thumbs down Espresso Machines on pmCO Widebody and pmUA 2 Cabin 763's discontinued April 1, 2015

Subject says it all, but I was told on a flight earlier this week that the Espresso machines will be removed effective April 1. The reasoning I was told for the removal of these machines and service was due to reliability issues.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 4:06 pm
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They were reliable.

It was reliable that I got the *stink eye* if I dared ask for an espresso on a BF flight. 50% of the time I never got one and no explanation and the other 50% of the time I got one 30 minutes later..but it was good.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 4:09 pm
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LH/TG/SQ/NH/(others?) don't seem to have this "reliability" issue

Originally Posted by kluau88 View Post
Subject says it all, but I was told on a flight earlier this week that the Espresso machines will be removed effective April 1. The reasoning I was told for the removal of these machines and service was due to reliability issues.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 4:31 pm
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Major thumbs down. The only drinkable coffee on international flights.

Don't believe the reliability nonsense. It's a cost cut. Why is it that virtually every other foreign carrier doesn't have "reliability" issues with espresso machines? Does LX have this problem? OS? CX? AA on their 77W/32T?

Just a cheap move. I don't buy any other explanation.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 4:47 pm
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April Fools!


On the customer. Again. As usual.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Major thumbs down. The only drinkable coffee on international flights.

Don't believe the reliability nonsense. It's a cost cut. Why is it that virtually every other foreign carrier doesn't have "reliability" issues with espresso machines? Does LX have this problem? OS? CX? AA on their 77W/32T?

Just a cheap move. I don't buy any other explanation.
Nothing about reliability that I know of just another cost cutting measure.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 4:54 pm
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Reliability in that they're only on a fraction of the longhaul fleet?
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Old Mar 20, 15, 4:58 pm
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Reliability in that they're only on a fraction of the longhaul fleet?
It is/was only on the sCO fleet.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by unavaca View Post
It is/was only on the sCO fleet.
But which aircraft types? 772? 764? 752?
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Old Mar 20, 15, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by mduell View Post
But which aircraft types? 772? 764? 752?
777/764/787. Espresso machines were also installed on the sUA 2-cabin 763s.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 5:43 pm
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They were reliable on my flights taken via PMCO aircraft: offered espresso 0% of the time.

Way to go UA. Crap coffee now standardized across the fleet.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post
Nothing about reliability that I know of just another cost cutting measure.
It never ends.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 5:54 pm
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Really pathetic. I get it if they're not used all that much (doesn't help I've never been asked for one), but still, they're equipment already paid for an installed.

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Old Mar 20, 15, 6:03 pm
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They were always reliable -- and I was never denied an espresso when I asked for one. I think most pax never knew that fresh espresso was available. It was only listed in one line of the menu and most pax never knew abut it. Instead of having the crew specifically offer this or making it more well known, UA is removing it.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 6:09 pm
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Originally Posted by JOSECONLSCREW28 View Post
777/764/787. Espresso machines were also installed on the sUA 2-cabin 763s.
They're actually on the 787? They weren't aware of the reliability issue before they sunk the cash into fitting them on a brand new type? I don't know about you guys, but when I make crap up I try to invent a lie that doesn't have the side effect of making me look dumb.
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