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Air Canada Introduces Free Premium Snacks and Drinks in Economy

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Air Canada’s economy passengers are in for a treat (literally).

From June 5, 2024, Air Canada economy passengers will enjoy enhanced in-flight food and beverage offerings, including premium snacks on all flights and complimentary beer and wine on all domestic and U.S. flights.

“We’re thrilled to continue elevating the Economy travel experience in North America, and we’re proud to spotlight Canadian brands with this thoughtfully curated lineup of complimentary snacks and beverages, in time for your summer travels,” said Scott O’Leary, vice president of loyalty and product at Air Canada.

Here’s more on what you can expect from your next economy flight with Air Canada.

Premium Snacks for All Air Canada Passengers

First, all Air Canada flights will offer complimentary premium snacks to all passengers, including those in economy.

Selections include sweet and savory Canadian treats, like Alberta-based TWIGZ’s buttery herb and garlic pretzels and a milk chocolate Célébration Cookie by Leclerc, based in Quebec.

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Economy seats on Air Canada’s Airbus A330 that operates routes between the U.S. and Canada. Image Credit: Ryan Smith

Complimentary Beer and Wine in Economy

From June 5 through the end of 2024, economy passengers on Air Canada flights within Canada and the U.S. will be offered complimentary beer and wine.

If you enjoy a tipple when you travel, then you might consider flying Air Canada instead of American, Delta, and United, which don’t offer complimentary alcohol to economy passengers.

According to the airline, its bar will have the largest selection of drinks of any airline in North America.

Beer lovers can choose from 4 options: Hop Valley, Creemore Springs Premium Lager, Coors Light, and Molson Canadian, one of Canada’s most popular lagers.

As for the wines, 2 French options from Paul Mas will be offered to economy passengers: a full-bodied red and a fresh, summery white.

Spirits and cocktails will be available for just $5 each. The menu includes all-time classics like Baileys, Campari, Bombay Sapphire gin, Bacardi Superior rum, Tromba Tequila Blanco, Smirnoff vodka, and Canadian Club rye.

Hot Tip:

Air Canada operates nonstop flights from dozens of cities in the U.S. and onwards to some exciting global destinations. The airline’s loyalty program, Aeroplan, offers some excellent value redemptions across the entire network.

Final Thoughts

Air Canada is upping the ante in its economy cabin. The introduction of new premium snacks and complimentary alcoholic beverages on domestic and U.S. flights will certainly turn heads among those who want to get maximum value out of their flights.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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