When did UAExpress go "dry"?

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  1. Canadi>n
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    Had two UAExpress flights today and on both, the FAs said there was no alcohol on board. Neither on the 40-minute ROA-IAD Dash8 flight (UA3593) nor on the 70-minute IAD-YYZ CRJ flight (UA5890) both after noon hour. I had no such issue on UA3593 on Friday when it was IAD-ROA, so wondering if I just encountered two lazy FAs? (Unlike the FA on Friday who had a full plane and went down the aisle before take-off taking everyone's drink order, the FA today on the ROA flight had a light load and just poured cups of water and headed down the aisle distributing them, not taking orders for anything else.)

    So is this a new policy starting this week that UAExpress flights are now "dry"?
     
  2. milchap
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    I hope not. I have a 3hr flight coming up this Friday.
     
  3. ab3i
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    maybe this was an exception? I have a couple of 1 hour puddle jumper flights every week that haven't gone dry
     
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    No.
     
  5. LETTERBOY
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    Maybe they just ran out?
     
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    There should have been a water service and beverages on request for ROA-IAD and a full beverage service on IAD-YYZ.

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  7. Canadi>n
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    Think I just had a couple of lazy FAs who couldn't be bothered opening the bar and dealing with accounting. Got several more of these flights coming up next month so hope this is not a trend. Looking forward to going back to AA where FAs offer ExecPlats comp bar and snack on regional one-class flights, .
     
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    Could have been a catering error where they forgot to load the booze.

    I had a catering error happen on an AA flight recently.... No nuts or salads were loaded in F for a 3 hour flight for a flight coded as "Dinner."
     
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