No more pretzels for you!

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  1. mht_flyer
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    Getting in line the UA policy, as of March 1, no more free pretzels in coach on Continental flights.

    "The airline expects the move will save $2.5 million a year."

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    http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2011/03/continental_airlines_ends_free.html

    Not that I care since I seldom eat them and not surprising, but certainly another change that you'll like......

    I got to think there are people that like the offering and will miss it.
     
  2. EWR764
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    Amazing to see how far we've come.

     
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    Very very far far away from that commercial.
     
  4. jason8612
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    Wow,
    It's more like this now

     
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  5. Billiken
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    It's only a matter of time before they'll stop all beverage service on flights.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. sobore
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    That bag of pretzels would starve a hamster anyway!
     
  7. wombat18
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    I'm looking forward to sharing the aromas of my tuna sandwich with everyone on my next flight ... and be warned, wombats are messy eaters!
     
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    Extra "bonus points" the higher the aroma factor of the carry-on grub. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd rather have E+ than pretzels.
     
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    Pretzels are already gone, but E+ will not show up until a year [​IMG]
     
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    I liked the way Brian Williams put it on the evening news. Continental is making this move to keep in line with the other airlines.... and basically offering .... nothing.
     
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    US tried going down that route before, and failed miserably. While I don't expect much, a drink on the plane can make the difference between getting through the flight refreshed, or being extremely miserable because of the cost of purchasing drinks behind security.
     
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    I'm just waiting until they start charging to use the toilet on the plane.
     
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    Looks like the race to the bottom has begun.
     
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    I really liked the pretzels.
     
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    "Pay to pee".
     
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    I saw that on the news as well. It is a sad day for snack lovers.
     
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  18. Cosmos Human
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    How about bringing on board a Limburger cheese sandwich? Hehehehehehe.
     
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    Just pee on the floor. Works for me.
     
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    You wombats really are messy creatures!
     
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    I bring my own healthy and delicious snacks and usually a sandwich or two depending on how long the flight is. Airline snacks and food have been and always will be garbage, I don't know why anyone is upset that they don't get this garbage any longer when they could bring their own and could enjoy something decent.
     
  22. Billiken
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    I carry peanuts in my carry on, just in case of a long delay (and to feed any hungry wombats).
     

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