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ExpressJet California Wine Flights

Chameleon CellarsExpressJet, the regional airline carrier that recently broke away from Continental Airlines, is offering a great service for the wine lovers out there. The airline is offering Chameleon Cellars’ Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvingnon and Lake County Sauvignon Blanc in singles. The wine is available for the bargain price of $3.00 per glass. Call me crazy, but I can’t recall spending less than $5.00 on a glass of wine in coach for a while. Am I just flying the wrong airline or something?

“By thinking outside the wine box (hehe!), we provide an enjoyable and delicious experience for customers,” said Tim Baldwin, a senior catering manager with ExpressJet Airlines. Baldwin further commented “We did not settle for what was commonly available in the aviation industry, our Chameleon Cellars offerings are specially blended for us from the Country’s most notable grape-producing regions.”

ExpressJet chose the Cab and Sauvignon Blanc to complement the airline’s in-flight meals and appetizers. Customers receive complementary meals of cheese and cracker appetizers and gourmet sandwiches and wraps with fresh vegetables and dipping sauces. Complementary meals on a domestic flight is something to get excited about, even if you could care less about the wine.

The airline aims to differentiate itself from other regional carriers by offering a high quality product, in-flight food and beverages are a part of that plan. With the smaller aircraft flown by regional carriers, such as ExpressJet, the airline believes they can create a more comfortable dining experience for customers. With most carriers cutting corners so badly that you pay $8 for a turkey sandwich, it’s really refreshing to see someone is offering a decent product.

ExpressJet Airlines offers non-stop flights across the Southeast and Western U.S. If you’re traveling in the region, you might give it a go. Be aware that you’ll be on teensy 50ish passenger commuter planes.