Guess I’ve been luckier than IRK. I’ve flown domestically on dozens of occasions in the time before lockdowns and have never spilled or have anyone spill on me and I request the entire can on every service. I prefer my drinks with ice so bottles or cans by themselves are not as satisfying. However it won’t surprise me if they change to single serving containers with the new sterile bubble focused travel policies. I may not like it as much, but I can live with it for the short term.
@kuoh I much appreciate the “sterile bubble focused travel policies” and hope they stay. I wouldn’t mind drinks with ice if I was getting more than 1/3 the can of soda, which they pour directly in front of me like it’s okay to do that.
No thanks. Give me a bottle or something of my own, or… better yet! Let me bring my own bottle of water/soda/tea. It can even be something bought there. Right now, you buy something there in front of security and you need to throw it out if you buy it before the rectal to dental health checkup (because everyone knows it isn’t about security - Woo, welfare jobs!). Let me keep that drink I paid $5 for which would only cost $1 in the outside world… let me keep it, and they can keep their 1/3 can of soda that is waiting to be dumped on me by my neighbor struggling to put their leg up on their knee when we have 5 inches of space between our seats and the seats in front of us.
@Artimid I haven’t flown all the airlines, but most of them will give you the entire can if you ask for it. I understand the need for additional precautions for now, but would not want it forever going forward.
@Artimid@kuoh this is why I love PDX. They have policies in place that keep vendors from gouging. I was bowled over when I flew back from New Orleans. A single can of bubbly cost more than the two I’d originally purchased to fly to New Orleans. I have a large insulated stainless steel bottle that is fantastic for travel as of late and perfectly accommodates two cans. I couldn’t afford two when I was flying back.
@Artimid@kuoh This is why I always carry a nalgene bottle. I’ll chug it before entering the security line and then I can refill it on the inside.
I’d wager the water fountains have been closed for Covid, though. I haven’t had to fly too much the last few years.
I try not to drink too much when I’m flying, though. They never give much warning before the “fasten seatbelts” sign comes on for final descent, and once that happens it can be about three JeremyBearimys until the next bathroom opportunity.