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United airlines serving Trader Vic's Mai Tais!!!
sweetpea
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2006-07-06 08:10 am   Permalink

got this today...



Get in the mood for your trip to paradise while still in the air! We're pleased to announce that Trader Vic's world-famous cocktails and award-winning food will be served on all flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii beginning this August.*

Passengers in United First® can start their trip by sampling a Trader Vic's original Mai Tai and fresh garden salad with the Trader's own Javanese dressing. The main course will include tantalizing restaurant favorites like Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahi Mahi, Trader Vic's barbecue-glazed short ribs and pan-seared chicken with miso-sake sauce. Dessert features an ice cream sundae smothered in Trader Vic's praline sauce.

Passengers in United Economy® will also enjoy menus designed by Trader Vic's, so bring your appetite and savor island flavors on board your next flight to or from Hawaii


 
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pablus
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Posted: 2006-07-06 2:28 pm   Permalink

Now THAT's good news.

Thanks.

I think I'll fly the frenly skysh more offn. <blackout>


 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-07-06 2:34 pm   Permalink

That would be the best flight ever!

 
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2006-07-06 2:47 pm   Permalink

what will they serve us in Cattle Class?

 
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Satan's Sin
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From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-07-06 4:35 pm   Permalink

TV Mai-Tais on an aircraft?

Well, I say go whole-hog!

I would heartily enjoy a TV Mai-Tai in any one of these settings:



TWA Stratoliner Lounge.



The proposed lounge in the super-fabulous Airbus A380 double-decker.



Friends of Austin Powers enjoy the Boeing 747's lounge.



Pan Am Clipper "Smoking" lounge.



A Western Airlines Hostess serves refreshments in the lounge.



Things start to heat up in the 747's lounge.



Douglas DC-6 Sky Lounge.



Another view of the DC-6 Sky Lounge.

Who wants to join me?


 
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ookoo lady
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Posted: 2006-07-06 8:16 pm   Permalink

It was funny seeing this thread, because I just recently found a "Trader Vic's Recipes Presented by United Air Lines" book at the flea market. Undated, but looks like its from the 1970's.

It has recipes for pupus, entrees, and deserts that were supposedly served on United Air Lines at the time, including Alaska King Crab Mai Tai Style, Chicken Dali Dali, and Macadamia Nut Wisp.

Nowadays, we're lucky to get a bag of peanuts.


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Molokai Mike
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From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2006-07-07 09:20 am   Permalink

Great news... We need a return to the grand ole days of transatlantic flights - and this is a step in the right direction!! Let's move away from peanuts, sweats, cattle-carts...and bring glamour back to flight!!
BTW Satan's Sin, are those pics of the sky lounges "real" (did lounges actually exist on planes?) or just artist renderings?


 
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Satan's Sin
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From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-07-07 09:46 am   Permalink

Conga --

All the photos are real; the first picture is of course an illustration but of something real. These lounges really did exist. Except for the Airbus lounge, which is a mock up, and will only truly exist if the ordering airline decides to install one.

If you have time, watch this video from the Prelinger Archives about the "soon to come" transatlantic flights on the Boeing 707 ... one scene shows passengers relaxing in the 707's lounge ... a passenger takes out a cigarette and the stewardess (dressed in a sharp, beautifully-tailored uniform) takes out her lighter and lights the passenger's cigarette:

http://www.archive.org/details/612Magic1958


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Pepe le Tiki
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From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2006-07-07 7:48 pm   Permalink

Wow.. that's great news considering United almost went bankrupt. I'd actually consider flying them if they offer this service and they code share with Air Canada too, so I could use points.
Thanks for the lounge pictures Satan's Sin, I love the 'Golden Era' of flying when every class was pretty much first. The days when flying was actually an enjoyable experience (including the airport).
I have a collection of cutlery and china plates from CP Air (Air Canada's formal rival), Wardair (Canadian Charter Airline) and Lufthansa that were used in Economy Class service!
If a TV Mai Tai (or two) and some peanuts is all I get, I'd be a happy passenger!


 
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Satan's Sin
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Posted: 2006-07-07 8:48 pm   Permalink

I say sipping a properly-made Mai Tai in a tasteful lounge is what separates us from the animals.

 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-07-08 2:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-07-06 08:10, sweetpea wrote:
Passengers in United Economy® will also enjoy menus designed by Trader Vic's


...like Hula Hot Dogs and Polynesian Pretzels. Yum!


 
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mrsmiley
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2006-07-24 8:35 pm   Permalink

It is about time! United's budget carrier "TED" has been serving Trader Vic's "Famous" Margarita for at least a year! Comes in a little bottle with a Trader Vic's label. I never knew their margarita was famous!!
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PremEx
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Posted: 2006-09-20 10:43 am   Permalink

Here's a shot of my lady Holly and I about to sip on these ono Trader Vic's Mai Tais (modified with double Myers ) aboard United Airlines, headed over to the islands:



I'm wearing my Disneyland/United Airlines/Enchanted Tiki Room Cast Member aloha shirt from the '60's there (United used to sponsor Tiki Room). Which is sorta apropos, don't 'ya think?


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reedalong
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Posted: 2006-09-20 12:27 pm   Permalink

Awesome photo! I can't help but feel incredibly envious...

 
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sweetpea
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From: Seattle
Posted: 2006-09-21 08:29 am   Permalink

That's awesome!
Did any of the untied folks notice or comment on your
shirt?
Those look like some yummy mai tais! Wish I had
one right now!!!
Pea


 
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