What Baggage Fees? First Class Folk on American To Sip Better Wines
While airlines are posting record losses nearing $5 billion and silly additional fees are sparking the ire of all passengers, American Airlines has picked this time to focus on their in-flight wines by hiring wine expert Ken Chase. Hey, if you are going to wash down that Xanax with some alcohol it might as well be with the good stuff, right? Oh but we don't mean "you" sitting there back in 34D.
Previously, Chase was the in-flight wine expert for Delta Airlines. He has studied wine production in Bordeaux, France, as well as in Italy and Germany. And he's trilingual, speaking French, German and English. (What, no Italiano?)
His goal as wine expert? To improve wine service on American flights. How does he plan to do this? Serve first-class passengers wine in bigger glasses so they can "more easily swirl the wine and enjoy its aromas.”
Meanwhile, you there back in coach will just have to chase down those extra baggage fees with the $7 mini-bottles of some vague California chardonnay. Happy flying!