Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Pricey tickets, massive
delays—there are plenty of reasons to dislike air travel during the last
couple months of the year, but American Airlines is trying to make it a little
nicer, at least for its first class passengers.
On the inaugural flight from
Sydney to Los Angeles, flight attendants will be pouring from $850 bottles of
acclaimed 2010 Penfolds Grange Shiraz.
The elite pours are for first class
only, so suck on that, business class.
The collectable bottles, which have received a top wine rating score of 100
points by at least one critic, come from the 60th vintage of the Penfold
Grange label.
"Tasting Australia's most iconic wine anywhere is so
difficult that even some lifelong wine connoisseurs never have a chance to
taste it," American Airlines' Wine Consultant Ken Chase said in a
statement.
"Penfolds Grange is the epitome of Australian wine royalty and a
heritage icon of South Australia, so we're treating first class passengers
to an unparalleled experience in the sky." For those who love wallowing
in luxury, getting such a coveted wine as a first class bonus is certainly a
fun promotion.
But it can't feel nice for us unfortunate travellers,
perpetually flying coach.
Come on American, the Boeing 777-300ER plane making
the flight only holds about 400 passengers.
Give everyone a two-ounce
pour.
That's like 32 bottles.
That's only…OK, actually that's
$27,200.
Nevermind.
This article originally appeared on fwx.com.
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