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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   Looking forward to those tiny bottles of Miller Lite when you're coasting on the frequent flier miles? I've got some sour news for you guys   ( abc7.com) divider line
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2018-03-04 11:27:15 AM  
Have a Mojito.
 
2018-03-04 01:28:58 PM  
Oh no, another dollar for a drink on a plane? Now I can't afford to fly anywhere.
 
2018-03-04 01:49:07 PM  
RTFA, subby.

A Southwest spokeswoman told ABC via email that the price hike is the first since 2009, adding that the airline's famous free drink coupons will remain valid for all alcoholic drinks regardless of price.
 
2018-03-04 02:45:37 PM  
I never got beer on a flight. Usually I just get whatever scotch or bourbon they are offering. Who wants to have to piss every few minutes of a flight?
 
2018-03-04 03:08:09 PM  
Bring your own drinks on the plane.
 
2018-03-04 03:18:58 PM  

Sid_6.7: RTFA, subby.

A Southwest spokeswoman told ABC via email that the price hike is the first since 2009, adding that the airline's famous free drink coupons will remain valid for all alcoholic drinks regardless of price.


I did. And yes, guys, they'll still give free rounds on June 18 and St. Paddy's Day, etc.
 
2018-03-04 03:22:32 PM  
How much do they charge to use the rolling aisle toilet?

https://www.salon.com/1999/04/13/pass​e​nger/
 
2018-03-04 03:26:35 PM  

BadReligion: I never got beer on a flight. Usually I just get whatever scotch or bourbon they are offering. Who wants to have to piss every few minutes of a flight?


The only time I drink is for long international flights. Pound a couple drinks and go to sleep.
 
2018-03-04 03:52:07 PM  
How will this affect tips? It used to be $5 for everything, so stews only needed $5s to make change, but $5 is a bit large for a tip. Now they have to bring a wad of $1s, but that's also a more sensible tip.
 
2018-03-04 03:57:21 PM  
Uhh, I always get free beer and wine, but I never fly any sort of American airlines. Also you can legally just bring mini bottles and order coke and mix.
 
2018-03-04 04:19:11 PM  

wildcardjack: How will this affect tips? It used to be $5 for everything, so stews only needed $5s to make change, but $5 is a bit large for a tip. Now they have to bring a wad of $1s, but that's also a more sensible tip.


They haven't taken cash for drinks in years.
 
2018-03-04 04:24:28 PM  

davidphogan: Oh no, another dollar for a drink on a plane? Now I can't afford to fly anywhere.


Seriously.

Meanwhile, they're not charging anyone for bags.  Fly on the Big 3 domestics, and you spend forever trying to deplane because every asshole is trying to save a buck by stuffing a bag the size of R2-D2 in the overhead compartments.  If they're going to charge for checked bags, at least charge for carryons as well.
 
2018-03-04 04:34:02 PM  

BadReligion: I never got beer on a flight. Usually I just get whatever scotch or bourbon they are offering. Who wants to have to piss every few minutes of a flight?


Exactly.

Despite the frequent upgrades to first class where booze is free, I stick with water. I don't want to step foot in the airplane bathroom, especially on long flights.
 
2018-03-04 05:03:33 PM  
If I'm flying business class booze is included, if I'm in coach it doesn't matter what the price is since they won't serve you fast enough to get a decent buzz going.
 
2018-03-04 05:23:12 PM  
$6 for a Miller Lite?  Fark that. Do you really need drink that badly?  Just find someone that has a couple of spare Valium laying around.
 
2018-03-04 06:31:59 PM  

Izunbacol: davidphogan: Oh no, another dollar for a drink on a plane? Now I can't afford to fly anywhere.

Seriously.

Meanwhile, they're not charging anyone for bags.  Fly on the Big 3 domestics, and you spend forever trying to deplane because every asshole is trying to save a buck by stuffing a bag the size of R2-D2 in the overhead compartments.  If they're going to charge for checked bags, at least charge for carryons as well.


They should let the people without stuff in the bins get off first.
 
2018-03-04 06:47:36 PM  

Sid_6.7: Izunbacol: davidphogan: Oh no, another dollar for a drink on a plane? Now I can't afford to fly anywhere.

Seriously.

Meanwhile, they're not charging anyone for bags.  Fly on the Big 3 domestics, and you spend forever trying to deplane because every asshole is trying to save a buck by stuffing a bag the size of R2-D2 in the overhead compartments.  If they're going to charge for checked bags, at least charge for carryons as well.

They should let the people without stuff in the bins get off first.


Having people in window seats climbing over two other people would help solve what problem?
 
2018-03-05 04:24:02 AM  

wildcardjack: How will this affect tips? It used to be $5 for everything, so stews only needed $5s to make change, but $5 is a bit large for a tip. Now they have to bring a wad of $1s, but that's also a more sensible tip.


Delta doesn't take cash in mid-flight, plastic only. Other airlines are surely the same.
 
2018-03-05 09:28:31 AM  
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2018-03-05 09:42:32 AM  

wildcardjack: How will this affect tips? It used to be $5 for everything, so stews only needed $5s to make change, but $5 is a bit large for a tip. Now they have to bring a wad of $1s, but that's also a more sensible tip.


No cash since 2008 for Southwest. Other mainline airlines are plastic-only as far as I know.
 
2018-03-05 12:18:15 PM  
You know, you don't HAVE to drink on your flight. If you're working, why are you drinking, and if you're on vacation, there will be booze there when you arrive.

But if you must drink, $6 for a Miller Light isn't outrageous. Well, maybe it is for people who don't live in or near a big city, but a $6 ML or $7 Fat Tire is not highway robbery.
 
2018-03-06 01:58:43 AM  

blackartemis: Uhh, I always get free beer and wine, but I never fly any sort of American airlines. Also you can legally just bring mini bottles and order coke and mix.


I'm pretty sure it is actually against FAA regulations in the U.S., not that it is super enforced. You just need to keep quiet about it and don't let the flight attendants see.
 
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