American Airlines Will Now Ship Wine Directly to Your Home
Each year, a dedicated team of wine experts carefully reviews nearly 2,000 bottles to select those that will join the American Airlines wine program. But with travel restrictions and new rules in place, alcohol has been banned in cabins, and airlines have lots of it left over.
Now for the first time ever, anyone 21 years or older can sit back, relax and enjoy these premium wines by having them delivered straight to their door with American’s new Flagship Cellars at-home wine experience. Flagship Cellars is a wine passport to the world with flexible wine subscriptions or build-your-own case options. The curated collection features exclusive ultra-premium wines at a lower price and with AAdvantage® mileage benefits.
“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.”
Wines considered for the American Airlines wine program undergo a thorough process. 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.
Here’s how Flagship Cellars wine experience works:
- American will hand-pick wines from its Flagship wine collection, chosen by an award-winning master sommelier exclusively for American.
- Anyone 21 years or older can select their wine preferences at vinesse.com/flagshipcellars.
- 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.
- Subscriptions may be for a limited time (while supplies last) and can be canceled at any time. Introductory offer includes an extra complimentary bottle of wine. Program and availability limitations on orders vary by state.
In addition, 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 (excluding taxes, shipping and fees).