Missing American Airlines wine and Champagne? Now flyers in the States can have it delivered straight to their door (and earn air miles at the same time)
- AA inflight wine is now available in the U.S via the Flagship Cellars service
- Members of the AAdvantage loyalty program can earn two miles per dollar
- Twice a year American Airlines taste-tests around 2,000 wines
U.S flyers missing sipping wine or Champagne with American Airlines will no doubt want to toast the carrier’s new home delivery service – which can bring inflight wines straight to their door.
It’s called Flagship Cellars and customers can even earn air miles with their purchases.
Members of the American Airlines AAdvantage loyalty program can earn two miles per dollar spent on every order when they provide their AAdvantage number during checkout.
American Airlines has launched an at-home inflight wine experience called Flagship Cellars. Pictured are some of the bottles previously only available onboard an AA flight that flyers can now have delivered to their door
Customers can select from curated collections of mixed wines, build their own custom box, or purchase a monthly wine subscription, which includes three ‘prestigious’ wines for $99.99, including delivery.
American Airlines explains that the wines considered for its wine program are thoroughly vetted.
It says: ‘Each year, a dedicated team of wine experts carefully reviews nearly 2,000 bottles to select those that will join the award-winning American Airlines wine program.
‘Twice a year, the wine experts identify top selections based on their notes and historical data on what has been most popular with customers around the world.
‘The team meets with its award-winning master sommelier to blind taste wines before presenting final options to a variety of American team members to solicit feedback and identify which wines are best suited for onboard and in lounges.
‘American has more Global Traveler Wines on the Wing awards than any other U.S. carrier, including four first-place wins in the past year. Since 2015, American has been the top airline for first and business-class wines in North America.’
Flagship Cellar customers can select from curated collections of mixed wines, build their own custom box, or purchase a monthly wine subscription, which includes three ‘prestigious’ wines for $99.99, including delivery. Pictured are wines offered with the service
Wines and Champagnes available via the service include Deutz Brut Classic Champagne NV, Vilarnau Barcelona Brut Reserva Cava, The Crusher California Cabernet Sauvignon, Pounamu Special Selection Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc, Churchill’s Late Bottled Vintage Port 2014 and Sebastini Sonoma Pinot Noir.
‘For wine lovers around the world, wine provides a deeper connection to the places they enjoy visiting,’ said Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer at American. ‘We created Flagship Cellars to provide more ways for customers to enjoy our Flagship wine even if they aren’t flying in one of our premium cabins.’
Anyone who lives in the U.S and is 21 years or older can select their wine preferences at vinesse.com/flagshipcellars.
American has more Global Traveler Wines on the Wing awards than any other U.S. carrier, including four first-place wins in the past year