In Case You Wanted To Know How Much UA Club Pays For It's Alcohol...

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  1. EyeOnTheSkies

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    Just gonna leave this one here... photo.JPG
     
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    Seems like they only get a good deal with Jim Beam and the bottles of wine.
     
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    They pay more for the complimentary Taaka than the for sale Beefeater? Another proof of how crazy this is.
     
  4. NYBanker
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    This isn't necessarily the price UA pays to buy the stuff...perhaps it is just the price allocated to the club with each order?

    Those wines at $3.67 per bottle are worrisome. I've never had either (thankfully).
     
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    I have a hard to time believing that's what UA pays for the bottles. Assuming that's a 1.75 of Grey Goose, it's basically retail. I can't imaging a large company sourcing for multiple clubs is paying full retail.
     
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    TITCR. :-:
     
  7. TheBOSman

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    I can go to New Hampshire right now and get 1.75L of Grey Goose for $52, so definitely something a little strange here.
     
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    Are the wines $3.67 per bottle or per box????
     
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    :eek: ;)
     
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    At many airports, they're beholden to the contractor that runs all the food and beverage. At ORD, that's HMSHost. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if they were being charged retail for the service - its a monopoly.
     
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    Heiniken is a good standard beer much better than Coor Lite or Bud Lite. Why not stock the bar with free Heineken or Blue Moon as the cost difference is none?
     
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    The clubs having only one standard beer now sucks. :( But actually Trader Joe's has some quite drinkable wines for $3 per bottle. Much better than the stuff served in the UC.
     
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    Welcome to MP!

    I have to agree with you as TJ's plonk is better than the free stuff they pass off as wine these days in the UA Clubs.
     
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    Wait a minute- which club has the Hennessy XO?!?
     
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    I love how they charge for Bailey's now. As soon as my year is up in May I am dropping the President's Club
     
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    LMAO
    And I've had $4 wine that doesn't make my stomach hurt - maybe that's something else I'm supposed to "like":mad:
     
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    True, but they likely can't unless they are at MHT ;)

    Excise taxes and the like. States don't like it when you do that.
     
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    Last month, I bought a few bottles of wine off grocery shelves in Rome for about the same price as Two Buck Chuck. Some of the best wine I have had this year.

    But there's no question there's a lot of awful $4 wine here in the States.
     
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    "Awful $4 wine" Ain't that also called vinegar?
     
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    Two points:
    1. On my iPad the image is upright, on windows its sideways
    2. Crown Royal is $140 and Chivas Regal is $36, that don't make sense at all, they should be in the same price bad +/- $10
     
  21. Bill Hunt

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    We only do wines, at UA Clubs, and for us, Sycamore Lane would require that UA pay US. That is why we always go with the "premium wines," and usually enjoy those.

    I was one of the folk, who started campaigning for "premium wines" at the old Red Carpet Clubs. Letters were written, surveys filled in, and finally it happened - just before the CO/UA merger. At that point, the UA Clubs began offering "house" wines and drinks for free. We still bought the premiums, and I always query the staff, regarding the SALE of the premium wines. So far, and at over a dozen UA Clubs, those have gone well.

    Some UA Clubs have a bit of latitude, when choosing the premium wines offered, and we have been recruited to do several tastings, to help them choose the best offerings - PHX and SFO. We try to contribute, and though I AM a major "wine-snob," try to help them determine those, with the greatest appeal.

    Now, UA would only ask for my consultation for in-flight wines, both domestic (US) BC/FC and then international BC and FC. Some of the offerings are dreadful, and especially for domestic FC. There are many really good wines available, but I am sure that UA has a very low price-point, with zero regard to the drinkability of said wine.

    For brews, or hard liquor, I must defer to others.
     
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