PDB back! On my flight at least.

Old Nov 17, 21, 9:46 am
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PDB back! On my flight at least.

Just received this email from ThePointsGuy:

During the early days of the pandemic, airlines cut perks travelers had come to love and enjoy, like pre-departure beverages. If you aren't familiar, some airlines offer their first- and business-class passengers their choice of drink before takeoff, which often is water, orange juice or sparkling wine. The first time I ever flew first class, which you can see in the photo above, I marveled at drinking Champagne on an airplane.

As I mentioned above, many airlines slashed the perk due to COVID-19. But, according to my colleague Zach Griff, United is bringing back pre-departure beverages for premium customers on domestic and international routes starting on Nov. 23. Travelers will get to pick from water or sparkling wine. United's also bringing back glassware and ceramic coffee mugs in premium cabins. Now that we understand that COVID-19 is an airborne virus, airlines are starting to bring back some of these premium perks and travelers will no doubt be happier.

Finally!

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Old Nov 17, 21, 9:53 am
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as reported by Matt yesterday

https://liveandletsfly.com/united-ai...res-glassware/
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Old Nov 17, 21, 10:04 am
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Already being actively discussed here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...anges-179.html
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Old Nov 17, 21, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
Just so you don't have to click:
  • PDBs return on November 23rd - sparkling wine and water only (though I bet FAs will accommodate requests)
  • Glassware returns on December 1st
    • same glassware as before the pandemic, with highballs and wine glasses on domestic flights and rocks glasses plus wine glasses plus champagne flutes plus cordial glasses on longhaul flights
Really thrilled with this! A bit bummed to be flying longhaul intl one day before the first change, and back one day before the second change, but with travel ramping up again, I'm sure I'll experience it soon enough....
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Old Nov 17, 21, 6:07 pm
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Nov. 23? My last UA flight is Nov 19th (which CPU cleared), then I will be out of the country till next year
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Old Nov 17, 21, 6:15 pm
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Hopefully I'll get a PDB on my Nov 24th flight! Not as good as if they got the ORD Polaris Club open by then, but still better than I was expecting
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Old Nov 17, 21, 7:50 pm
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Honestly sparkling wine or water doesn't constitute PDB to me. But hopefully the FAs are going back to the old style of providing the beverage of customer's choice if politely asked for.

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Old Nov 17, 21, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by RobOnLI View Post
Honestly sparkling wine or water doesn't constitute PDB to me. But hopefully the FAs are going back to the old style of providing the beverage of customer's choice if politely asked for.

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Agreed. But even getting EWR and ORD FAs to move forward with sparking wine/water/OJ is a step forward. Or even some of the UAX crews too.

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Old Nov 24, 21, 3:37 pm
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PDB back! On my flight at least.

Choice of champagne or water.

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Old Nov 24, 21, 4:06 pm
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Better call the AFA so they can file a grievance.
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Old Nov 24, 21, 4:15 pm
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PDB on 2 of 3 flights today (yes on BOS > EWR, EWR > IAH, no on IAH > MID). Consistently inconsistent!
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Old Nov 24, 21, 4:29 pm
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Even the cheap stuff tasted good. Its been a while.
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Old Nov 24, 21, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by seat38a View Post
Even the cheap stuff tasted good. Its been a while.
Haha, yep, I'd take what we can get, but don't tell Kirby! 😀
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Old Nov 24, 21, 7:36 pm
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Nothing offered MCO EWR today at 11:50am. How do they get away with this?
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Old Nov 24, 21, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by seat38a View Post
Even the cheap stuff tasted good. Its been a while.
Originally Posted by narvik View Post
Haha, yep, I'd take what we can get, but don't tell Kirby! 😀
That's quality!
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