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No Credit Card? = NO Soup for You !!

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No Credit Card? = NO Soup for You !!

Here's a sadly amusing story about how some companies treat their patrons who don't have a major credit card:

 

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2013/06/no-card-no-water/

 

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Senior Contributor

Re: No Credit Card? = NO Soup for You !!

Not a good beginning for them. SMH.

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Established Contributor

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Sad, very sad..
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I'm always amazed when companies do things like this and don't expect any kind of backlash. Yes, they are losing out on CC rewards but to deny them food and warmth? Come on. . .



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For this particular business, the airlines, I think it is because the airlines has dictated a no-cash policy simply because of two things.

  1. Did not trust the attendants not to steal the cach.
  2. Did not want the over head of each flight having a "drawer change" at each destination/departure.  This would require money safes at each airport in an office location where all drawers are reconsiled and sent back out. Also could require armed guards, money handlers, book keepers, and most of all time & pay.
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Valued Contributor

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Wouldn't it have been easier for these people to bring their own items, instead of relying on the airline? I've never flown, but I am sure you can bring your own blanket and beverages. The comment about not drinking water leading to death is a huge hyperbole for the situation. The airline isn't going to break policy because one person wants to follow their own rules.
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Valued Contributor

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You can only bring beverages you've purchased after security.

 

ETA in the US. Also, those items are typically included on most airlines, and "no cash" is an unusual policy, so I could totally see people being unprepared for that.

 


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mauve wrote:

You can only bring beverages you've purchased after security.

 

ETA in the US. Also, those items are typically included on most airlines, and "no cash" is an unusual policy, so I could totally see people being unprepared for that.

 


I always take an empty bottle with me and get water from a water fountain in the security area.

It is commonplace for airlines to not accept cash payments onboard. If the flight attendant was nice he/she could've given the passenger free food and water as a one-time courtesy. That Norwegian airline must be really cheap.

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mauve wrote:

ETA in the US. Also, those items are typically included on most airlines, and "no cash" is an unusual policy, so I could totally see people being unprepared for that.

 


Actually "no cash" is the norm on flights.  I fly every week for work and have for 3 years.  none of the airlines take cash on the flights.  Water though is usually free (that surprised me) 

BUT seeing as how this was a child and yes 15 is still a kid.  If the child was traveling alone I think they should have made an exception.  A kid is NOT going to have a credit card.  Now if the child was traveling with a parent then well I hate to be the rude one here but rules are rules.


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