Chilled Red airplane wine. Listed in the crazy on-screen display as “Celebration Wine for A380 (our plane model) Bottega Ripasso.” Delicious. In an actual glass. A cool glass, even. I’m not sure how you get more booze, but I’d like some. After free pouring comp wine (including refills), the focus changed to hawking duty-free bottles of $$$ scotches and brandies to deplane with — NOT for in-flight drinking.
This was serious business, with all flight attendants drafted into pushing around carts of pretty, gift-boxed bottles and ringing people up, left and right. I guess, upon arrival, it’s nice to walk in the door with a fancy fifth of Balantine’s or Royal Salute for the wife or business associate? These people do not dick around with their whisky. And not a single bourbon among the options. I don’t know about that, but I love how ardent the flight attendents are in this sales and distribution (with a dozen hours left in the flight, it should be noted). As long as the Korea Air flight attendants are doing anything, anything at all, I can’t take my eyes off of them.