By Talia Avakian
December 04, 2018
Passengers flying with Delta Air Lines can expect higher drink prices starting on Dec. 1.
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Economy passengers flying with Delta can expect increases in the price of drinks offered on flights starting Dec. 1.

The airline is raising its drink fees by $1 for alcohol beverages, though the price of sparkling wine will remain the same at $9.

The new prices will be $9 for a featured cocktail, $8 for a domestic beer, $9 for craft/imported beer selections, $9 for liquor selections and $9 for wine selections.

Passengers booking seats on Delta Comfort+, which comes with up to four inches of additional legroom, dedicated overhead bin space, and access to priority boarding, will continue to receive complimentary beer, wine, and cocktails.

Meanwhile, passengers across cabins receive complimentary beer, wine, and spirits on international flights.

The change comes after several other U.S. carriers, including American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, raised the price of alcohol beverages on flights earlier this year.

Meanwhile, travelers flying on regional Alaska Airlines flights — operated by Horizon Air — can take advantage of free beer or wine. The airline also offers Mileage Plan members flying from 29 cities on the west coast to check in a free case of wine on flights.

Delta also recently announced it will be expanding its pre-select meal program, which allows customers flying onboard Delta One routes between the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South America to get a notification from Delta representatives three days prior to take-off to select a preferred meal. The program will expand to over 200 markets across the globe starting on Dec. 6.