American Airlines increase of beverage prices

The high skies just a bit more expensive for customers flying with the airline.


Do you get “cheap” drinks in, while you can.

On October 1, American Airlines is raising prices for beer, wine and liquor by $1, according to USA Today.

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A spokesman of the airline said that in-flight beverage options have improved in recent years. While you could spend $8 for a Bud Light, you can also choose for something like Goose Island IPA, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest, or a Fat Tire Belgian White for the same price.

Ghosts will run $9, with options such as Bombay Sapphire gin, Disaronno Amaretto and Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, among many others. Wine is the same price and includes cabernet sauvignon, grenache and sauvignon blanc. Select longer flights also offer prosecco.

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All non-alcoholic beverages for economy class passengers are free on the American.

Passengers traveling to Europe, Asia, and select cities in Latin America and Hawaii, you get free beer and wine. Spirits are only free for economy passengers on flights to and from Japan, Hong Kong, Sydney and Auckland.

However, it is worth bearing in mind that the passengers were in the Cabin, Extra get free drinks (so that in the first and business class). The prices for the upgrade start at $20, depending on how many in-flight drinks, the extra leg room could pay for itself.

American airlines is not the only airline to raise menu prices this year. In March, Southwest Airlines began charging $6 for wine and beer and $7 for spirits on board of the flights.

This story was originally published by Travel + Leisure.

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