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(ABC 27)   As it turns out, there is no such thing as free beer on an airplane   (abc27.com) divider line 52
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2012-06-19 11:56:22 PM
When free beer is outlawed only outlaws will have free beer.
 
2012-06-19 11:59:53 PM
The airline will now charge $1 for each glass of Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red." Previously, the first beer was free and every beer thereafter was $3.

That's actually a better deal now, presuming you're planning on drinking more than one beer.
 
2012-06-20 12:22:25 AM

Shostie: That's actually a better deal now, presuming you're planning on drinking more than one beer.


It's a 6 oz beer. So a dollar is fair for that for the first one.
 
2012-06-20 12:31:44 AM
Southwest Airlines in the '70s - or so legend has it - didn't include free beer, but it included a free bottle of whiskey.
 
2012-06-20 02:57:39 AM
That may be true, but I did manage to score free drinks on a Northworst flight by shutting up an asspipe berating a flight attendant over the quality of his shiatty $2.75 meal. Who would have thought a horribly-delayed flight from Minneapolis to Oakland wasn't catered by Thomas Keller?

/ripping yarn, old bean
 
2012-06-20 04:42:29 AM
drinks are free on international flights...
 
2012-06-20 04:43:35 AM
Still get a free beer or glass of wine on Porter Airlines (an short-haul Canadian airline with half a dozen or so US destination in the North-East). Their lounges have free cookies and hot and cold drinks too.
 
2012-06-20 04:47:03 AM
Horizon Air (an Alaskan sister company) still has free beer, which calms that feeling that you're gonna die.
 
2012-06-20 04:47:06 AM
Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red."

Anyone tried it? Any good? I know it's not the same company, but I LOVE Alaskan Amber. Probably my favorite beer atm.
 
2012-06-20 04:51:06 AM
You do if you're not riding cattle.
 
2012-06-20 04:53:10 AM
the hell you say!!

proteus_b: drinks are free on international flights...


oh, yeah....
 
2012-06-20 04:54:09 AM

1000 Ways to Dye: Horizon Air (an Alaskan sister company) still has free beer, which calms that feeling that you're gonna die.


The airline in the article isn't Alaska Airlines, it's Era Alaska. While they are a codeshare partner with AS and QX, they are not a sister company.
 
2012-06-20 05:02:01 AM
Alaska Airlines should be called Seattle airlines. That is where their headquarters are. It is the SUCKIEST airline ever......digi player anyone........They rip off anyone flying in Alaska.....by seriously overcharging them to subsidize the lower 48 routes. The Stewards are inbred haggatroids with breath to match........ First class is not even up to Ryan Air's standard of coach.

They have never heard of on time arrivals and departures in Alaska......Alaska gets their crap jets (cargo/passenger 200 anyone?) Board that beyotch outside at 40 below........They seriously need to die in a fire........

Only reason they do good in Alaska is because of their shiatty airline credit card mileage program and no other airline up there....pls Jet Blue ...anyone come on up! Not just in summer either.......
 
2012-06-20 05:10:07 AM
Step 1: partner in even slightly controversial promotional plan, get name in news
Step 2: modify promotional plan to remove controversy, get name in news again
Step 3: Profit

Well played, Denali Brewing Co.
 
2012-06-20 05:28:03 AM

1000 Ways to Dye: Horizon Air (an Alaskan sister company) still has free beer, which calms that feeling that you're gonna die.


When I flew last month, they also had free wines, both red and white. I had the red; it was pretty meh but made the flight a little more pleasant than usual.
 
2012-06-20 05:28:58 AM
and theres still no sex in the champagne room
 
2012-06-20 06:14:07 AM
Meh.

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-20 06:24:51 AM

fusillade762: Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red."

Anyone tried it? Any good? I know it's not the same company, but I LOVE Alaskan Amber. Probably my favorite beer atm.



Was hoping for reviews, opinions etc. from Farkers about Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red" beer. Disappointed.
 
2012-06-20 06:29:30 AM

fusillade762: Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red."

Anyone tried it? Any good? I know it's not the same company, but I LOVE Alaskan Amber. Probably my favorite beer atm.


I had it on my trip last year. Above-average microbrew. I'm into bitters and IPAs lately so the Red didn't really wow me, but that's no slight to them.
 
2012-06-20 06:38:39 AM
Is the beer still free for the pilots?
 
2012-06-20 06:40:16 AM

Jamieboy: Was hoping for reviews, opinions etc. from Farkers about Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red" beer. Disappointed.


Well, my Alaska experience was awesome, and terrific microbrews were part of that (there are several). But honestly there's nothing to make them stand out from the terrific microbrews in the lower 48, and I don't recall anything common about them as a group. But anyway if you LOVE Alaskan Amber you'll almost certainly LOVE the Denali Red.
 
2012-06-20 07:16:26 AM

Wodan11: But honestly there's nothing to make them stand out from the terrific microbrews in the lower 48, and I don't recall anything common about them as a group.


What the Lower 48 might sound like.
 
2012-06-20 07:41:18 AM
Is "Single Engine Red" really the beer you want to be handing out on a twin-engine aircraft?
 
2012-06-20 07:45:17 AM
The airline will now charge $1 for each glass of Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red."

What a 'single engine red' might look like:
selair.selkirk.bc.ca

"This is your captian speaking, you have 7000 feet, or about 6 seconds, to finish your beer."
 
2012-06-20 07:56:33 AM

SweetDickens: Alaska Airlines should be called Seattle airlines. That is where their headquarters are. It is the SUCKIEST airline ever......digi player anyone........They rip off anyone flying in Alaska.....by seriously overcharging them to subsidize the lower 48 routes. The Stewards are inbred haggatroids with breath to match........ First class is not even up to Ryan Air's standard of coach.

They have never heard of on time arrivals and departures in Alaska......Alaska gets their crap jets (cargo/passenger 200 anyone?) Board that beyotch outside at 40 below........They seriously need to die in a fire........

Only reason they do good in Alaska is because of their shiatty airline credit card mileage program and no other airline up there....pls Jet Blue ...anyone come on up! Not just in summer either.......


Yeah that DIAF thing? It's been done.
 
2012-06-20 08:06:26 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Meh.

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x281]


Serious question: do you have a system for keeping track of the ones you already have so that you don't accidentally pick a duplicate? They come by to suddenly and I don't have all the numbers memorized.

/affluent people problems
 
2012-06-20 08:34:51 AM

fusillade762: Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red."

Anyone tried it? Any good? I know it's not the same company, but I LOVE Alaskan Amber. Probably my favorite beer atm.


It'd probably taste better in a pint glass.

/ew
 
2012-06-20 08:36:19 AM
Free drinks on most trans-pacific flights I have been on, Cathay, Singapore, EVA, Thai, Korean, etc. Attractive flight attendants "air hostesses" as well.
 
2012-06-20 08:39:14 AM

Shostie: The airline will now charge $1 for each glass of Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red." Previously, the first beer was free and every beer thereafter was $3.

That's actually a better deal now, presuming you're planning on drinking more than one beer.


That depends on how big the glass is....
 
2012-06-20 08:52:59 AM
Even at $2 for a 12 oz beer, that is still cheaper than the bar at the airport.

Air Jamaica has free champaign. Mmmm, champaign on an 8 am flight.
 
2012-06-20 09:06:04 AM
Courtesy? More like someone in the state government got a wild hair about free beer being given away, what with the children and all, and made a few informal calls with veiled threats to audit old tax returns.
 
2012-06-20 09:11:43 AM
On a flight from Detroit to some city in Japan that wasnt Tokyo I drank the plane out off beer.

It was free! What did they expect?
 
2012-06-20 09:20:58 AM
6 oz beer was never free; it was a farking tease and deserved to be taken out.
 
2012-06-20 09:24:52 AM

SweetDickens: Alaska Airlines should be called Seattle airlines. That is where their headquarters are. It is the SUCKIEST airline ever......digi player anyone........They rip off anyone flying in Alaska.....by seriously overcharging them to subsidize the lower 48 routes. The Stewards are inbred haggatroids with breath to match........ First class is not even up to Ryan Air's standard of coach.

They have never heard of on time arrivals and departures in Alaska......Alaska gets their crap jets (cargo/passenger 200 anyone?) Board that beyotch outside at 40 below........They seriously need to die in a fire........

Only reason they do good in Alaska is because of their shiatty airline credit card mileage program and no other airline up there....pls Jet Blue ...anyone come on up! Not just in summer either.......


Come back when you know WTF you're talking about.
 
2012-06-20 09:34:54 AM

Joce678: Shostie: The airline will now charge $1 for each glass of Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red." Previously, the first beer was free and every beer thereafter was $3.

That's actually a better deal now, presuming you're planning on drinking more than one beer.

That depends on how big the glass is....


No, it actually doesn't, if you're drinking more than one...

/math is hard
 
2012-06-20 09:42:51 AM

Dee Snarl:

--That's actually a better deal now

-That depends on how big the glass is....

No, it actually doesn't, if you're drinking more than one...

/math is hard


Math is too hard for you.

Imagine a shot glass or something tiny. See if you can work it out from there.
 
2012-06-20 09:50:41 AM
The best was the free champagne flights in the 80's on several domestic routes - really really good times
 
2012-06-20 10:23:15 AM
you fiends!
 
2012-06-20 10:29:18 AM

Joce678: Dee Snarl:

--That's actually a better deal now

-That depends on how big the glass is....

No, it actually doesn't, if you're drinking more than one...

/math is hard

Math is too hard for you.

Imagine a shot glass or something tiny. See if you can work it out from there.


Doubling down, really?? It doesn't matter the size of the drink, or even that they're drinks. It WAS : first one free, $3 apiece thereafter. Now they're just a buck apiece. If you're having 2 drinks, that would have cost you $3. Now it costs you $2. 2 is less than 3. 3 drinks would have cost you $6; now it costs you $3. 3 is less than 6. Make sense now?

Now go stand in the corner.
 
2012-06-20 10:54:47 AM

Dee Snarl: It doesn't matter the size of the drink, or even that they're drinks. It WAS : first one free, $3 apiece thereafter.


"Before" was defined as "6-ounce"

"After" is defined as "a glass" - it doesn't specify the size. If it's smaller than six ounces then it might be a bum deal.
 
2012-06-20 11:18:09 AM
Sign on the back of the seats: Free beer tomorrow.
 
2012-06-20 11:25:47 AM

Joce678: Dee Snarl: It doesn't matter the size of the drink, or even that they're drinks. It WAS : first one free, $3 apiece thereafter.

"Before" was defined as "6-ounce"

"After" is defined as "a glass" - it doesn't specify the size. If it's smaller than six ounces then it might be a bum deal.


OK, sure. Could be different sized glasses. Busy now. Peace.
 
2012-06-20 11:32:42 AM
Tanstaffel
 
2012-06-20 12:34:32 PM

proteus_b: drinks are free on international flights...


Years ago on my first international flight from Germany the flight attendants offered beer/wine/drinks with every round, and then brought around cognac after meals. I was floored. Then on my connecting flight in the US we got a little bag of snack mix and a cup of soda.

I rarely fly anymore but know someone who recently had a 5 hour continental US flight and the only food available was for purchase. WTF?
 
2012-06-20 12:56:37 PM
Drinks are free but there is a $5 service charge for use of the toilet, $25 for the first class toilet (but that includes a selection of luxury cologne and perfume spritzes.

The airline is maintaining a 24-hour watch for Gérard Depardieu.

I bet you wish your boyfriend was smart like me.
 
2012-06-20 01:02:13 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-20 01:51:29 PM

fusillade762: Denali Brewing Co.'s "Single Engine Red."

Anyone tried it? Any good? I know it's not the same company, but I LOVE Alaskan Amber. Probably my favorite beer atm.


I gotta say... Alaskan Amber is drinkable but I find it awfully sweet. And I have a ridiculous love of all things sweet, so that's saying a lot.

I fly Alaskan all the time. Here in Seattle it can be a challenge to get anywhere if you don't. IMHO it's no more sucky than any other airline these days.
 
2012-06-20 02:10:43 PM
For anyone flying Air Canada, it is company policy that if the plane is delayed by more than 30 minutes for any reason attributed to Air Canada being a steaming turd, you can have a free alcoholic beverage, of any kind even on a domestic flight. They don't advertise it, and will often neglect to mention it on a flight. But it's true.
 
2012-06-20 02:18:52 PM
I got a free beer on a Delta flight after they tried to kill us all.
 
2012-06-20 07:56:33 PM

TehBoognish: On a flight from Detroit to some city in Japan that wasnt Tokyo I drank the plane out off beer.

It was free! What did they expect?


Interesting coincidence, that precise feat is now part of the Australian citizenship test!
 
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