Will you get free drinks on your American Airlines flight – or will you be charged? It depends on the route you’re flying and your class of service. Here’s a simple chart that tells you what to expect.
Dallas and Chicago – Hawaii routes offer complimentary beer and wine, while West Coast – Hawaii routes do not.
The Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo, and Hong Kong flights actually offer complimentary spirits and not just beer and wine. This is driven by the airline’s joint ventures with Qantas and Japan Airlines, which offer complimentary spirits to their own customers.
Of course complimentary standard alcoholic beverages are complimentary regardless of seating to Executive Platinum and Concierge Key members.
When charged, American’s pricing is as follows:
- Spirits, Sparkling Wine, and Wine: $9
- Beer: $8
These new higher prices went into effect in October 2018. At these prices maybe you just want to bring your own?