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    Free drinks on airplanes

    Just to give everyone a heads up... Most airlines don't publish this but if your plane is delayed then you are suppose to get free drinks including cocktails.

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    Sorry to disagree but this may be a courtsey of a particular airline, but there are no federal requirements for passenger compensation and each carrier differs in its policy.

    For example for Delta International travel through their Contract of Carriage http://images.delta.com.edgesuite.net/delta/pdfs/contract_of_carriage_intl.pdf

    INVOLUNTARY REVISED ROUTINGS
    1) Schedule Irregularity
    NOTE: Schedule Irregularity does not include force majeure events as defined in paragraph (D) of this rule.
    When a passenger is delayed at time of departure due to a schedule irregularity* occurring within 24 hours of the original scheduled departure time, DL will:
    a) Transport the passenger without stopover on its next flight in the class of service comparable to the fare paid as the passengers original outbound flight or on a flight/s in a lower class of service, acceptable to the passenger, on which space is available at no additional cost to the passenger, or
    b) Endorse to another carrier or to any other transportation service the unused portion of the ticket for purposes of rerouting, or
    c) Reroute the passenger to destination named on the ticket or applicable portion thereof by its own services or by other means of transportation; and, if the fare, excess baggage charges and any applicable service charge for the revised routing is higher than the refund value of the ticket or applicable portions as determined from Rule 90 (REFUNDS), carrier will require no additional payment from the passenger, but will refund the difference if the fare and charges for the revised routing are lower.
    Exception 1: Passengers holding other than First Class tickets will not be involuntarily rerouted on First Class services of other carriers without additional collection.
    Exception 2: Passengers will not be involuntarily rerouted on Concorde aircraft without additional collection.
    d) For Codeshare services, when an irregular operation occurs within 24 hours of departure, the Operating Carrier is responsible for arranging protection for all passengers through to their final destination.
    Note: At their own discretion, the Marketing Carrier may elect to make their own protection arrangements and notify their own passengers.
    Delta Air Lines International General Rules Page 57
    RULE 80 REVISED ROUTINGS, FAILURE TO CARRY AND MISSED CONNECTIONS
    C) INVOLUNTARY REVISED ROUTINGS (continued)
    2) Change in Schedule- For the purpose of this rule, change in schedule means changes which require rerouting of the passenger prior to departure time of the original flight which occurs more than 24 hours prior to the original scheduled departure time. Change in schedule does not include force majeure events as defined in paragraph (D) of this rule.
    When a passenger will be delayed because of a change in its schedule, carrier will arrange to:
    a) Transport the passenger over its' own lines to the destination, next stopover point or transfer point shown on its portion of the ticket at no additional cost to the passenger.
    b) Endorse the unused ticket for the purpose of rerouting over another carrier.
    c) DL will reroute the passenger as provided above, but without stopover at any point on the rerouted portion of the trip. If the passenger holds a tourist/coach ticket for travel within the Continental U.S.A., passenger may be rerouted on DL's own next First Class service on which space is available at no additional cost to the passenger, if so doing will provide an earlier arrival than the next tourist/coach flight on which space is
    available.
    d)
    i) Passengers holding other than first class tickets will not be involuntarily rerouted on First Class services of other carriers without additional collection.
    ii) Passengers will not be involuntarily rerouted on concorde aircraft without additional collection.
    e) Refund in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90(D)(REFUNDS).
    D) FORCE MAJEURE EVENTS- DL may, in the event of a Force Majeure Event, without notice, cancel, terminate, divert, postpone, or delay any flight or the right of carriage or reservation of traffic accommodations and determine if any departure or landing should be made, without liability except to
    refund in the original form of payment in accordance with involuntary refund rules any unused portion of the ticket. As used in this rule "Force Majeure Event" means:
    1) Any condition beyond DL's control (including, but without limitation, meteorological conditions, acts of God, riots, civil commotion, embargoes, wars, hostilities, disturbances, or unsettled international conditions), actual, threatened or reported or because of any delay, demand,
    circumstances or requirement due, directly or indirectly to such conditions; or
    2) Any strike, work stoppage, slowdown, lockout or any other labor related dispute involving or affecting DL's service; or
    3) Any government regulation, demand, or requirement; or
    4) Any shortage of labor, fuel, or facilities of DL or others; or
    5) Any fact not reasonably foreseen, anticipated, or predicted by DL.


    *Schedule irregularity means any of the following irregularities:
    a) delay in scheduled departure or arrival of a carrier's flight resulting in a misconnection,
    or
    b) flight cancellation, omission of a scheduled stop, or any other delay or interruption in the scheduled operation of a carrier's flight, or
    c) substitution of equipment of a different class of service, or
    d) schedule changes which require rerouting of passenger at departure time of the original flight.
    exception: schedule irregularity does not include force majeure events as defined in paragraph (d) of this rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Sorry to disagree but this may be a courtsey of a particular airline, but there are no federal requirements for passenger compensation and each carrier differs in its policy.

    For example for Delta International travel through their Contract of Carriage http://images.delta.com.edgesuite.net/delta/pdfs/contract_of_carriage_intl.pdf

    INVOLUNTARY REVISED ROUTINGS
    1) Schedule Irregularity
    NOTE: Schedule Irregularity does not include force majeure events as defined in paragraph (D) of this rule.
    When a passenger is delayed at time of departure due to a schedule irregularity* occurring within 24 hours of the original scheduled departure time, DL will:
    a) Transport the passenger without stopover on its next flight in the class of service comparable to the fare paid as the passengers original outbound flight or on a flight/s in a lower class of service, acceptable to the passenger, on which space is available at no additional cost to the passenger, or
    b) Endorse to another carrier or to any other transportation service the unused portion of the ticket for purposes of rerouting, or
    c) Reroute the passenger to destination named on the ticket or applicable portion thereof by its own services or by other means of transportation; and, if the fare, excess baggage charges and any applicable service charge for the revised routing is higher than the refund value of the ticket or applicable portions as determined from Rule 90 (REFUNDS), carrier will require no additional payment from the passenger, but will refund the difference if the fare and charges for the revised routing are lower.
    Exception 1: Passengers holding other than First Class tickets will not be involuntarily rerouted on First Class services of other carriers without additional collection.
    Exception 2: Passengers will not be involuntarily rerouted on Concorde aircraft without additional collection.
    d) For Codeshare services, when an irregular operation occurs within 24 hours of departure, the Operating Carrier is responsible for arranging protection for all passengers through to their final destination.
    Note: At their own discretion, the Marketing Carrier may elect to make their own protection arrangements and notify their own passengers.
    Delta Air Lines International General Rules Page 57
    RULE 80 REVISED ROUTINGS, FAILURE TO CARRY AND MISSED CONNECTIONS
    C) INVOLUNTARY REVISED ROUTINGS (continued)
    2) Change in Schedule- For the purpose of this rule, change in schedule means changes which require rerouting of the passenger prior to departure time of the original flight which occurs more than 24 hours prior to the original scheduled departure time. Change in schedule does not include force majeure events as defined in paragraph (D) of this rule.
    When a passenger will be delayed because of a change in its schedule, carrier will arrange to:
    a) Transport the passenger over its' own lines to the destination, next stopover point or transfer point shown on its portion of the ticket at no additional cost to the passenger.
    b) Endorse the unused ticket for the purpose of rerouting over another carrier.
    c) DL will reroute the passenger as provided above, but without stopover at any point on the rerouted portion of the trip. If the passenger holds a tourist/coach ticket for travel within the Continental U.S.A., passenger may be rerouted on DL's own next First Class service on which space is available at no additional cost to the passenger, if so doing will provide an earlier arrival than the next tourist/coach flight on which space is
    available.
    d)
    i) Passengers holding other than first class tickets will not be involuntarily rerouted on First Class services of other carriers without additional collection.
    ii) Passengers will not be involuntarily rerouted on concorde aircraft without additional collection.
    e) Refund in accordance with the provisions of Rule 90(D)(REFUNDS).
    D) FORCE MAJEURE EVENTS- DL may, in the event of a Force Majeure Event, without notice, cancel, terminate, divert, postpone, or delay any flight or the right of carriage or reservation of traffic accommodations and determine if any departure or landing should be made, without liability except to
    refund in the original form of payment in accordance with involuntary refund rules any unused portion of the ticket. As used in this rule "Force Majeure Event" means:
    1) Any condition beyond DL's control (including, but without limitation, meteorological conditions, acts of God, riots, civil commotion, embargoes, wars, hostilities, disturbances, or unsettled international conditions), actual, threatened or reported or because of any delay, demand,
    circumstances or requirement due, directly or indirectly to such conditions; or
    2) Any strike, work stoppage, slowdown, lockout or any other labor related dispute involving or affecting DL's service; or
    3) Any government regulation, demand, or requirement; or
    4) Any shortage of labor, fuel, or facilities of DL or others; or
    5) Any fact not reasonably foreseen, anticipated, or predicted by DL.


    *Schedule irregularity means any of the following irregularities:
    a) delay in scheduled departure or arrival of a carrier's flight resulting in a misconnection,
    or
    b) flight cancellation, omission of a scheduled stop, or any other delay or interruption in the scheduled operation of a carrier's flight, or
    c) substitution of equipment of a different class of service, or
    d) schedule changes which require rerouting of passenger at departure time of the original flight.
    exception: schedule irregularity does not include force majeure events as defined in paragraph (d) of this rule.
    Lisa to much information..just tell the airlines to give us free drinks...

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    earlier today between pushing snow around....
    there was a blurb on headline news or some news channel (the one with robin meade in the morning)

    on the bottom ticker thing we read something to the effect of
    "airlines offering free alcoholic drinks to passengers"

    paul and i looked at each other and commented that folks would rather have a decent sandwich and a nice brownie or something palatable instead of a drink.

    so when i came across this thread i thought "what a coincidence" and maybe dushiheidi maybe read the same thing as we read on that tv ticker thingy.

    andrea

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    one reason i love lisa is that if she does not have the information at the tip of her tongue.............she can get it in a flash!!
    cool
    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by DANNYO View Post
    Lisa to much information..just tell the airlines to give us free drinks...

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    US Airways to resume free beverages Andrea, I think this was the headline you heard/saw.

    ...and agree, 4 1/2 hours (for us) is too long on an airplane without at least a sandwich. So...now we just bring our feasts from home. It is the return trip from AUA that is the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    US Airways to resume free beverages Andrea, I think this was the headline you heard/saw.

    ...and agree, 4 1/2 hours (for us) is too long on an airplane without at least a sandwich. So...now we just bring our feasts from home. It is the return trip from AUA that is the problem.
    Lisa, prime reason why I always set aside enough miles so we can do 1st class upgrades for our return trip. Comfort, food/beverages, and most importantly priority check-in at the Aruba airport. For us, that upgrade all helps make the return trip a less trying end to a great vacation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snidely View Post
    Lisa, prime reason why I always set aside enough miles so we can do 1st class upgrades for our return trip. Comfort, food/beverages, and most importantly priority check-in at the Aruba airport. For us, that upgrade all helps make the return trip a less trying end to a great vacation.
    That IS the perfect way to do it. We used to be able to swing it before we had our dd. Now we invariably end up using the miles towards at least one ticket.

    Have a great trip. Two weeks in paradise? I am jealous!

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    free cocktails.. haha not likely but yea def free drinks. i ve herd of that
    Hawaii: june 15th till june 21st Cant wait!!

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