Yes, you read that right! According to CN Traveler, “Delta Air Lines is democratizing a certain sparkling beverage that was once reserved for those flying first class: Complimentary prosecco will be served to everyone on international Delta flights.”
While complimentary beer, red and white wine are standard for most international routes, bubbly is a luxury that has been reserved for premium fliers in business and first class cabins. The promise to spread the prosecco love to all passengers on board started back in May, when Delta Airlines first announced it would offer complimentary La Marca prosecco to its Comfort+ passengers.
This month, Delta announced it would finally be extending that perk to all cabins, waving the $9 USD fee for a single glass. “Sparkling wine is often the first choice for a celebration, and we know how special it is for people to jet off on a trip, so we wanted to bring the celebration to them,” Lisa Bauer, Delta’s vice president of on-board services, told CN Traveler.
We can only hope that other airlines will follow in suit and start to bring back some of the free goodies they now charge for. Until then, let’s all raise a glass to Delta Airlines!