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Anybody flown recently?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by hotreds, May 22, 2020.

  1. Zacharius

    Zacharius Low-Roller

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    I once was on a flight where someone has started drinking their own stash. Believe it was a Friday evening DFW-SAN flight if I remember right. Flight attendants warned him there would be cops waiting to have a chat with him if he didn’t stop. He didn’t stop. Sure enough, as soon as we pulled up to the gate in San Diego, they asked us to remain seated and the police were there to escort him off. Always wondered what happened to him.
     
  2. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    He sounds like he thought he was one of the entitled group. Prior to 2020, we flew 8-10 times per year and always brought a supplement to the one we purchased on board. Never had a problem as long as you are discreet and don't flaunt it. :beer:
     
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  3. Zacharius

    Zacharius Low-Roller

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    Oh I’ve done it too, and agree. That being said, it is still against FAA rules and no US airline will allow it. As always, YMMV.
     
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  4. vegasdev

    vegasdev VIP Whale

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    Do we have any airline employees in here?
    I was wondering about space available/standby travel.
    Are they allowing it?
    I've heard that some airlines are only using every other seat.
    I have 4 trips booked so far. June, July, August and September. the tickets were cheap enough but I was wondering if I should take a chance and purchase a Space A ticket?
    If I can save a few more bucks it will go to my gambling bankroll.
     
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  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Drinks: Rules have always been against your own booze. In reality, people do it all the time. Stupid people get busted and the rest are just fine. I have taken wine on the plane, but it better not be in an obvious BOOZE glass or they will make you slam it, or dump it.

    Middle Seat : What airlines like SWest are doing is selling LESS tickets. If you want to sit in the middle seat, they do not stop you - as in families. A single passenger in their right mind is not going to pick a middle seat when there are enough aisle or windows.
     
  6. Zacharius

    Zacharius Low-Roller

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    I’ve flown next to a couple of adults who prefer the middle as solo travelers because it makes them feel safer. I don’t get it, but I’ve seen it.
     
  7. Wabashabi

    Wabashabi Low-Roller

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    With no service items, the cabin crew doesn’t have much to do, so pouring your own booze might be more noticeable. Flew on Horizon air today. Masks were enforced on loading. Only 2 people begrudgingly donned them when forced. Cabin crew had masks and asked passengers during the flight over the speaker to please keep their masks on. Saw a few take theirs off during the flight.
     
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  8. aspenq

    aspenq Low-Roller

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    Flying Main Cabin Extra on AA which includes free booze but now the AA website says "No alcohol or meals except on long-haul international flights" ugh
     
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  9. drdestructo

    drdestructo Low-Roller

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    My father and brother flew Southwest last week. Midway to Orlando. My brother purchased water at the airside terminal for both the arriving and departing flights and was allowed to bring it onboard for consumption. 13 passengers going to Orlando and 18 passengers going back to Chicago. First three rows were blocked off. My dad and brother sat in the aisle seats in Row 4 as they had early boarding due to my dad's limited mobility. No snacks or beverages served on the flight. The flight attendants wore masks until take-off and then removed them.

    Only other item of note was that even though the plane was flying with limited passengers, the flight attendants did not enforce any social distancing regulations. The first folks that boarded after my family chose to sit in row 5 right behind them. Possibly better spacing on lightly populated flights?
     
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  10. Zacharius

    Zacharius Low-Roller

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    Water and non-alcoholic beverages have always been allowed to be carried on if purchased after security (or, like I do, bring an empty bottle through security and fill it airside).
     
  11. drdestructo

    drdestructo Low-Roller

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    I was responding to this poster Zacharius.
     
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