Is there a lime shortage again?

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Old Jan 24, 19, 8:15 pm
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Is there a lime shortage again?

Three flights this week with associated lounge visits. Every single time there has either been no lines for my G&T or Iíve been asked if I want one. This varies from my recent experiences, where it just came with a slice for lime.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 9:11 pm
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Three flights this week with associated lounge visits. Every single time there has either been no lines for my G&T or Iíve been asked if I want one. This varies from my recent experiences, where it just came with a slice for lime.
Havenít had a problem getting limes for my G&Ts this month. I often proactively pick up a lime wedge in the UC, especially if Iím on UX.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 9:18 am
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My flight last night from DEN-IAH flight attendant said there were no lines catered on the flight.
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Old Jan 25, 19, 9:19 am
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The while thing just reeks of “cheap”. Don’t G&Ts come with a lime, or in some countries lemon, by definition? Do people actually say “no”?
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Every single time there has either been no lines for my G&T ...
Good, because I simply refuse to wait in line for a G&T!

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Old Jan 25, 19, 9:54 am
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Is there a lime shortage again?
No.

Limes have a lower market, moderate demand. Wide range in price, quality and condition
http://www.testaproduce.com/pdf/weekly/1-21-19.pdf
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Old Jan 25, 19, 10:06 am
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Thats what I thought. Theyíre holding at the normal price in Chicago. I wonder if they actually changed the instructions to make people ask for lime.
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I drink Diet Coke with a Lime, and have been on these routes in January. BOG-IAH-YYZ-SFO-SIN,EWR,TLV and all flights and the Polaris lounges had a Lime everytime. Just another data point.
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My issue is that even when I get a lime (which is not always), it is the tiniest sliver imaginable. You need two or three of these slices to infuse decent lime flavor into a G&T.

Question of the day: How many slices do you think UA cuts a single lime into? I'm guessing closer to 32 than to 16.
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I also had to go limeless earlier this week. I think it was TPA-DEN.
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Originally Posted by seenitall View Post
My issue is that even when I get a lime (which is not always), it is the tiniest sliver imaginable. You need two or three of these slices to infuse decent lime flavor into a G&T.

Question of the day: How many slices do you think UA cuts a single lime into? I'm guessing closer to 32 than to 16.
Ask for a lime and tonic with a side of gin! And for as many slices of lime as they'll give you!

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I have not had a lime for vodka&sodas on my 13 segments last 2 weeks. Was told especially ex-ORD and ex-DEN that no limes were catered. But they did have lime flavored Dasani sparkling.
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Can we take matters into our own hands? Are lime wedges allowed thru by TSA? Do we have to cut them into 3.4 ounce wedges and fit them into a 1 liter bag?
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Can we take matters into our own hands? Are lime wedges allowed thru by TSA? Do we have to cut them into 3.4 ounce wedges and fit them into a 1 liter bag?
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Old Jan 25, 19, 2:24 pm
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I have not had a lime for vodka&sodas on my 13 segments last 2 weeks. Was told especially ex-ORD and ex-DEN that no limes were catered. But they did have lime flavored Dasani sparkling.
That solves the lime problem but that introduces a tonic issue. Sparkling water is not a substitute for tonic.
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