News Now Boarding BrewDog Airlines

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Todd, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,603) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    More details: http://614now.com/2018/leisure/now-boarding-brewdog-airlines
     
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  2. MNAle

    MNAle Meyvn (1,010) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    "... Booking a seat on the plane is a must for any serious beer lover.”

    Ummm... No.
     
  3. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,686) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    A few months shy from April 1st...
     
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  4. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (85) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    BrewDog is all too real, I'm afraid.
     
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  5. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,435) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Don't fly #bigair support your local craft airline.

    Captain Mike, your pilot, spent a lot of time perfecting his flying skills on a flight sim in his garage - now, he's starting his own airline with 3 of his buddies who all quit their white collar jobs for a change of scenery. You'll love the opportunity to fly on a unique airplane every single time (some planes work out better than others). ...
     
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  6. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (85) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    It's one flight, so how is this the world's first craft beer airline?

    Their clickbait gets more and more transparent each time.
     
  7. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (533) Dec 12, 2014 California

    They are the KISS of beer. So over the top that I like them.
     
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  8. Brewday

    Brewday Initiate (110) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    This was like watching Sharknado. I'd like to try their beer but it's expensive here.
     
  9. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (2,085) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    This is so funny!!
     
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  10. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,549) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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  11. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (852) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Well Mr 21st Century Schizoid Man, I'm not in unless I have a tour of the original Wendy's and all the singles that I could eat. And a round of golf with Jack Nicklaus.
     
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  12. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (85) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    The original Wendy's is closed and torn down. Can I interest you in some Mikey's Late Night Slice?
     
  13. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (852) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I know. But, still, that's what it would take. And throw in a tour of Cow Town! I love Columbus.....
     
  14. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (544) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I read something similar here which said:
    So BrewDog's Equity for Punks "shareholders" [and I use that term very loosely] get the exclusive right to an outrageously priced flight to Ohio*... :rolling_eyes: ...with some in-flight craft beer... :rolling_eyes: ...More like Equity for Chumps.

    * - No offense to Ohioans. I would say the same thing if BrewDog was chartering flights to my area too. At $1,600 for a trans-Atlantic flight there's some stiff competition with other potential destinations, beer-related or otherwise.
     
  15. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,549) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Well, chartering the plane won't be cheap, and it's likely they'll just have the plane and crew stay there for the duration, which would add to the cost. Some of that is addressed in the airliners.net link I posted upthread.
     
  16. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (85) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    Be that as it may, it still is a pretty bad way to spend your money. $1600 could buy you one hell of a beercation, especially if you're already in Europe.
     
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  17. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,634) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    That price is not just the flight. Also included are accommodations in Columbus and some planned tours/excursions.

    https://www.brewdog.com/airline/
     
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  18. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (836) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    I'm only going if my seat is covered in a squirrel.
     
  19. CannedWaggoneer

    CannedWaggoneer Initiate (85) May 1, 2017 Ohio

    When you consider End Of The World was like $1600 per bottle, this whole trip seems like a steal.
     
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  20. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (852) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    That's true but you still have to care.
     
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  21. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (585) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    It worked for Hooters!
     
  22. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (544) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Oh please... They give you 1 night at the Doghouse Hotel out of the 5 nights you'll need a room. Once they have your foot in the door with a "free" night, guess where most people will probably choose to spend the remaining 4 nights [at $160-$180 per night, according to their hotel website]? They will make plenty of money on that "free" room. This trip is planned for February so their hotel would probably be mostly empty anyway, because no one goes to Ohio in February for pleasure.

    A typical round trip plane ticket from Heathrow to Columbus in February is $850-$950. You could even stay a night at the DogHouse hotel (+$180) and book a brewery tour (+$100, maybe) for a total around $1,200 vs BrewDog's $1,600 price. Maybe for some people the ~$400 for an in-flight beer tasting is worth it for the experience [which it certainly is]...fine... but it's not a "deal." BrewDog is certainly making money off their "investors"...again. :rolling_eyes:

    The Equity for Punks offering is looking like it was a fantastic way to find a pool of people who are susceptible to more cash-grabs. :money_mouth:

    EDIT:
    It could get you a hell of beercation in the US too, in better places than Columbus, OH in February.
     
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  23. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,199) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Hotel accommodation is included. They just don't mention the name of which "downtown Columbus hotel" it is. The optional one night at The DogHouse is an additional fee. Mentions this in the FAQ.
     
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