PDB back! On my flight at least.

Old Nov 28, 21, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by big V
11/27 IAD-BOS: No PDB on United Express
11/27 BOS-IAD: No PDB on United Express
Which UX operator(s)?

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Old Nov 28, 21, 3:29 pm
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11/21, SFO-BOS. No PDB (on a 739)
11/27: BOS-SFO. Water or Prosecco (on a 752)
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Old Nov 28, 21, 5:00 pm
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11/27 DEN-PHX (739) - water or sparkling. I tested the can I get something else by nicely asking for a red wine. Answer was No, not until were in the air. Were too busy right now. 🙄
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Old Nov 28, 21, 5:33 pm
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BOS-DEN and DEN-IAH both had PDB this week.
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Thanksgiving Day EWR BUF EMB 170 - no PDB, but plenty of open bar in the air on the 48 minute flight. Refills offered.
11/27 BUF EWR A319 - no PDB, but again, plenty of open bar on 59 minute flight with refills offered. Incidentally one person orderded a prosecco, and FA opened a full size bottle. On descent, I commented on how that was the first i'd seen a full size bottle - FA mentioned that it was probably for the new PDB which they forgot to do. Sigh.
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Old Nov 28, 21, 10:43 pm
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11/28 ORF-EWR No PDB.
11/28 EWR-SAN No PDB
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Old Nov 29, 21, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by WasKnown
PDB for EWR -> BOS
BOS -> EWR offered PDB choice of sparkling wine or juice. I asked for seltzer water and got it.
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Old Nov 30, 21, 11:01 am
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No PDB CMH-IAH-PHX and return over the holiday weekend. Flight was provisioned with one full size bottle of sparkling on IAH-PHX that quickly ran out. FA kindly got some of the splits from economy.
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No PDB UA 2483 SFO-EWR today. I don't mind, it's a rush trying to load up the 777-300ER. They did put bottles of water at each seat though which I actually prefer...
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After my rough start on the cutover dates (0/3), Ive been 3/3 on my flights this week, sparkling wine and water. On todays flight, a full 772 ORD-SFO, not only did the FA put down a water automatically with the sparkling wine for every passenger, but she came back again with a second sparkling wine and said Mr Greenpau, thank you for your business and placing your trust in us again. Welcome aboard and well take great care of you tonight.

Add this to a great meal and excellent inflight service, and I finally see what can be achieved!
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11/25 EWR-SJU No PDB on 764
11/29 SJU-EWR No PDB on 764
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Old Dec 1, 21, 12:25 pm
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11/30/21 GJT - DEN 5852 no PDB (although the flight is like 40 min, so it sounded like no beverage service anyway).
11/30/21 DEN - ORD 763 OJ and Water only
11/30/21 ORD - ALB 1726 no PDB
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Old Dec 1, 21, 1:09 pm
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So far I;ve been on two flights post PDB-return--EWR-PBI & PBI-EWR--and both offered water or sparkling on tray of cups. On PBI-EWR, I requested bloody mary instead, and the FA politely declined & said only water or sparkling, but assured me that they would take care of me as soon as we were airborne. This was true! The different FA who was making the drinks made eye-contact with me from the galley (I was in 1B) & gestured one-finger or two-fingers, for single or double. I held up two fingers! Obvs! She gave me the bloody mary mix on ice in blue cup & two unopened 50ml bottles of booze. When I asked for a refill, she asked if I wanted another double, which I of course assented to!
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Old Dec 2, 21, 10:04 am
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So on my flight back home, I had a chance to chat with the FA. He mentioned that PDB are back but it is difficult to do in narrow bodies (none was served on this flight). In my head, I was like narrow body aircrafts are NOT new and existed pre-covid when it was open choice.
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PDB provided ORD-PHX this morning. OJ or water offered.
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