Free Beer When Flying Between NYC and Chicago on AA
American Airlines announced today that they will be having hourly shuttles between Chicago and New York City starting in April. They also promise free beer and wine in economy on these flights starting in April.
American Airlines Increases Flights Between NYC and Chicago
American Airlines is trying to capitalize on a very busy route filled to the brim with business travelers. They plan on flying between the two cities 15 times per day.
The route will fly back and forth from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD), both American Airline hubs.
American Airlines didn’t think offering the most flights on the route was enough. To really entice business travelers American Airlines will be giving out free beer and wine, even in economy.
This is a bold move by American Airlines. They are obviously trying to become the go to airline for that very busy route. Offering free beer and wine is an interesting tactic. The question is whether or not it will stay around long term. Is just a teaser that American will pull a few months down the line? It will be interesting to see.
I also wonder if this will lead to more leisure travelers using them for the route instead of the desired business traveler. Most likely a combination of both. May lead to some interesting sale pitches in the near future :)!
Would you fly American over your preferred airline in order to get free beer and wine? Let me know in the comments!