Drinks Are on American

AA to offer free booze in Admirals Clubs

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    It must be nice to be wealthy.

    Take, for example, a new program offered by American Airlines. While the rest of us poor schlubs in cattle-car class, otherwise known as “coach,” get charged again and again for a second checked bag, or bulkhead seating, or a landing fee — and yes, dear god, get me off this thing — passengers with Gold Card status enough to gain entry into the Admirals Clubs get free booze.

    The program — called “Cop a Buzz on Our Dime, We’ll Make It Up By Charging a Boarding Fee for Coach” or something like that — starts Oct. 1, so book those reservations now and let the party begin.

    The news release issued by AA, and there’s a bit of irony for ya, includes no mention of a set number of free drinks a patron can receive, so sky’s the limit.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He’s been in an Admirals Club exactly once … and kicked out exactly once.