Boozing in the mornin’

Old Jul 20, 19, 5:53 pm
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Boozing in the mornin’

Travelling YVR-DEN-SJD leaving at 0615am. Do they serve alcohol on-board at that time? Anyone else out there like me wanting a mimosa or a Baileys coffee to get them going in the morning?
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Old Jul 20, 19, 6:01 pm
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Old Jul 20, 19, 7:03 pm
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I’ll occasionally have coffee In my Bailey’s on a 6am flight out of Las Vegas.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 7:08 pm
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I’ll occasionally have coffee In my Bailey’s on a 6am flight out of Las Vegas.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 7:10 pm
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I have seen guys drinking doubles on 6 am flights. In fact I might have been one of those guys
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Old Jul 20, 19, 7:26 pm
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No issue on board though I believe some United Clubs may not serve alcohol on Sunday morning?
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Old Jul 20, 19, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by inar View Post
Travelling YVR-DEN-SJD leaving at 0615am. Do they serve alcohol on-board at that time? Anyone else out there like me wanting a mimosa or a Baileys coffee to get them going in the morning?






assuming you're in first:
ac: "no no no i'll explain to you the law, we have laws, blablabla". i don't think ac ever does pdb beyond water on domestic flights.
ua: ask for a pre departure beverage (if they don't offer) and they'll make you anything.

then both airlines have booze during service.

i normally get double vodka soda in the am for my PDB and they don't judge. i asked for this on ac in the morning once (before i knew their dumb rule) and i was definitely judged. flying sucks and that's one thing to help me get thru 1k amounts of flying, 3/5 of which is in Y. if you have never had a drink in the am have you ever really traveled?

the bars at the united clubs in den open very early, i had drinks around 0800, which is normal in most lounges around the world.
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No issue on board though I believe some United Clubs may not serve alcohol on Sunday morning?
can confirm that's the case in texas due to tabc. don't think that is in colorado.

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Old Jul 20, 19, 8:18 pm
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I look at airports and airplanes as “judgement free zones.” They have no idea what time zone my body is set to. 7am? Nope! 5pm. Vodka-o-clock. There is a FA I’ve had a few times on the early morning SFO-EWR runs who takes tremendous pride in the Bloody Mary he makes in the mornings. Brings his own kit on the plane. You get Worcestershire, celery salt, the whole nine yards. Huge fan.
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Originally Posted by cur View Post
assuming you're in first:
ac: "no no no i'll explain to you the law, we have laws, blablabla". i don't think ac ever does pdb beyond water on domestic flights.
ua: ask for a pre departure beverage (if they don't offer) and they'll make you anything.

then both airlines have booze during service.

i normally get double vodka soda in the am for my PDB and they don't judge. i asked for this on ac in the morning once (before i knew their dumb rule) and i was definitely judged. flying sucks and that's one thing to help me get thru 1k amounts of flying, 3/5 of which is in Y. if you have never had a drink in the am have you ever really traveled?

the bars at the united clubs in den open very early, i had drinks around 0800, which is normal in most lounges around the world.

can confirm that's the case in texas due to tabc. don't think that is in colorado.
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AC serves the faux bubbles (Prosecco) in J at the crack of dawn but only on the PLH transcon wide bodies (eg. YYZ-LAX/SFO/YVR etc). I find even the Prosecco to be helpful in waking up when boarding at 06:15 As for "the law" well, yes and no, as you know. Kind of nanny-states Ontario and BC don't allow liquor to be sold as in bars, before 11am (although wow, Ontario might be moving to 9am departure for that), thus the reason no bubbles or beer etc in the Maple Leaf lounges before 11:00. Montreal is wide open because Quebec is more civilized.

As for onboard, taxes is the reason AC doesn't serve the real bubbles PDB like others do.

If UA booze o'clock ex-YVR is crack of dawn, then someone is very lucky.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 9:02 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
AC serves the faux bubbles (Prosecco)
There's nothing faux about it. It's sparkling wine, just like cava, asti, crémant, sekt, espumante, or champagne.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
There's nothing faux about it. It's sparkling wine, just like cava, asti, crémant, sekt, espumante, or champagne.
Call me fussy then.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
I’ll occasionally have coffee In my Bailey’s on a 6am flight out of Las Vegas.
I sometimes cut the coffee and just go for a double Bailey if I might take a nap on an early flight.

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No issue on board though I believe some United Clubs may not serve alcohol on Sunday morning?
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can confirm that's the case in texas due to tabc. don't think that is in colorado.
Same at the Polaris in IAH. No alcohol before 7 AM during the week.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by mr8 View Post

Same at the Polaris in IAH. No alcohol before 7 AM during the week.
Noon on sundays and 7am all other days for the Texas united and Polaris clubs.

I am actually pretty certain they could give out the free stuff if they wanted as the law only restricts “sales”, but they do not.
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Old Jul 21, 19, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
Call me fussy then.
Prosecco is certainly less faux than American “champagne”. Also, rather nicer.
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