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1. Posted by nick5466 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 5 Apr '07 16:16

i have just found out from a family member after they just got back from holiday that during their flight with emirate airline that they received free drinks. is this true for all long haul flights as im flying with Quantas in 2 weeks and wouldnt mind the free drinks?

2. Posted by miketurner (Budding Member, 26 posts) 5 Apr '07 16:38

I hope you're asking about 'alcoholic' drinks and you're not looking forward to a free coke....
Not all longhaul flights provide free drinks. Most scheduled airlines do. With Qantas, if you wish, they will pretty much let you get completely bladdered as long as you sip quetly in your seat and don't start on anybody. Oh, and yes it is free of charge! There's nothing better than free drinks but be careful. I was flying from Hawaii to Sydney and was on the pop all morning (before the flight) and then all afternoon (during the flight). After about 10 hours, I became really light headed (never been like that before) and had to stand in the aisle with my head between my legs. Looked like a right f-ing idiot with Aussies thinking the Brits couldn't handle the ale. Be warned! But also enjoy!

3. Posted by nick5466 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 5 Apr '07 17:55

wicked just what i wanted to hear

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru, 4122 posts) 5 Apr '07 18:25

Yep, free alcoholic drinks with Qantas.

I'm actually flying Qantas tomorrow - yippeeee!!

5. Posted by nick5466 (Budding Member, 23 posts) 5 Apr '07 18:33

is their any where on there site that states this??

6. Posted by vxmike (Budding Member, 64 posts) 7 Apr '07 00:45

Quoting nick5466

is their any where on there site that states this??

Unless you're flying First or Business Class I've never heard of any. Most US airlines don't even give out snacks or peanuts anymore...you have to buy 100% of your food.

7. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru, 307 posts) 8 Apr '07 02:38

Yep the drinks are free on most international flights... I think it's only the US Airlines that don't serve alcoholic drinks free on some of their long haul flights.

But as miketurner said:

Be warned!

... there is nothing worse than getting plastered at 20,000" and then sobering up 13 hours later still on the long haul flight!! Hang-overs at high altitude are horrid!

Enjoy

8. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member, 531 posts) 8 Apr '07 12:55

Really, what's the purpose of getting plastered on a flight anyway? Sure free drinks are good but if you take advantage and get piss drunk, you deserve what you get. Haha I probably sound like a prick right now

9. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru, 3535 posts) 8 Apr '07 13:12

It depends on your carrier basically - US airlines (American, Continental or United) all charge $5 a drink, on all other carriers flying long haul - Lufthansa, Quantas, BA, Singapore, Thai etc etc you will get complimentary drinks - a few and if you are cheeky and ask the crew nicely you usually can get a few extra ones if you nip down to the galley.

I think carries from the Middle East do not serve alcohol at all as they are of Muslem faith and alcohol is banned.

So have a drink on your Quantas flight - but drink lots more water than alcohol - taking too much booze will increase the effects of jet lag.

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