Drinks on Southwest Are Now More Expensive
Happy hour on Southwest just got a little pricier.
Starting this week, Southwest Airlines is charging $1 to $2 more for alcoholic drinks on all its flights. Previously, the carrier touted the catchy phrase “$5 happy hour, every hour” on all its menus.
While $5 for everything has a nice ring to it, $6 and $7 drinks are still relatively inexpensive.
According to USA Today, the new menu will be as follows:
Beer: $6 for Miller Lite or Dos Equis, $7 for premium beer including Fat Tire, Lagunitas and Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. Wine will be $6 per glass and all liquors at $7. Coupons for free drinks will still be honored.
“Southwest hasn't changed its drink prices since 2009 and that the new prices are still competitive,” airline spokesperson Melissa Ford told USA Today.
Drink prices aren’t the only fee that has gone up recently at Southwest. The airline also added a new $50 option to its last minute upgrade fee, and started charging $15 for its Early Bird Check-in back in 2016.