Tasting & Living #47 September 2013

Tasting & Living #47 September 2013

A team of foodies based in Brussels with an international appetite for everything foodie.

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The Ultimate List of Airlines That Serve Free Alcohol

July 17, 2012 ,

Great contribution of MapHappy who just like us at Tasting and Living, are fed up with not getting our G&T on flights anymore. Free that is.

Needless to say that Brussels Airlines doesn’t either on most of their flights!

It’s fair to say that with airlines charging for basic sustenance these days that they wouldn’t give alcoholic drinks away for free. Apparently, many airlines still do, especially for international flights and it’s just not limited to business or first class passengers. If you’re back in coach sitting with the rest of the folks (and me!), there’s no reason you can’t have a glass of wine with your dinner either.

Please drink responsibly; dehydration happens faster in a pressurized cabin than at a keg party. Trust me, you don’t want to be that guy or girl‌ – for five hours.

Airline Domestic International
Aeroflot Yes
Air Canada No Yes
Air China Yes Yes
Air France Yes Yes
Air New Zealand Yes (4.30 p.m. -7 p.m. only) Yes
AirAsia No No
Alaska Airlines Yes, on Horizon Air/SkyWest flights.
American Airlines Yes, only between the U.S. and Europe, Asia, and certain countries in South America. Beer and wine only.
ANA All Nippon Airways Yes
Asiana Airlines Yes
Austrian Airlines No Yes
Bangkok Airways No Yes
bmi British Midland Yes
British Airways Yes
Cathay Pacific Airways Yes
China Airlines Yes
Copa Airlines Yes
Delta Air Lines Yes, beer and wine on flights longer than six hours.
Dragonair Yes
EgyptAir No
Emirates Yes, except to Saudi Arabia.
Etihad Airways Yes
EVA Air Yes
Finnair No Yes
Garuda Indonesia Yes
Hainan Airlines Yes
Hong Kong Airlines n/a Yes
Japan Airlines Yes
JetBlue Airways No No
KLM Yes Yes
Korean Air Yes
LAN Airlines Yes* Yes* (*on all flights with meals)
Lufthansa Yes Yes
Malaysia Airlines Yes
Oman Air Yes
Porter Airlines Yes Yes
Qantas Airways Yes Yes
Qatar Airways Yes
Royal Brunei Airlines No No
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) Yes
Silk Air Yes
Singapore Airlines n/a Yes
South African Airways Yes
Southwest Airlines No No
Spirit Airlines No No
Streamline Air Yes n/a
Swiss Int’l Air Lines Yes
TACA Airlines Yes
TAP Air Portugal Yes
Thai Airways No Yes
Turkish Airlines No Yes
United Airlines No No
US Airways No No
Virgin Atlantic Airways Yes
V Australia Yes

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