Loss of Cocktail Service in First Class

February 10, 2019

in Flying Hell Commentary

I am a frequent flyer on most major airlines traveling for business and personal reasons. As a VIP member on most airlines, I am finding it more and more difficult to receive appropriate service in business and first class.

It has always been airline’s practice to offer a cocktail immediately upon boarding. Oftentimes I am not offered a cocktail until at least 15 minutes in the air. Also, I expect frequent cocktail refills on longer flights – which is becoming a thing of the past.

I find first class flight attendants rude and less attentive than in the past. The seats are dirty and cluttered with trash. There’s been flights where I have not seen an attendant the entire flight.

While most of the flying public flies coach/economy, the cost of a first class ticket is more than triple the cost of an economy flight. I expect first class amenities. Is that too much to ask? That being said, please don’t make this all about the cocktails – it’s just the level of service vs. increasing costs of first class air travel that is completely disproportionate.

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James February 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Which airline do you usually fly? I ued to fly Ciontientnal business a lot — but dropped United becauses they were just not up to CO's standards in business class. I switched to Virgin Americ a, which had outstanding service. I have heard OK things about Alaska.


AP5 February 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm

Are you the jerk from the previous comment?


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