Spirit Airlines, the low-cost, high-fee airline that lulls you into thinking your $49 ticket to Vegas was a “friggin’ steal, bro!”, has another on-board gimmick to rope you in: $7 wine. In a can:
Starting this week, passengers can purchase white moscato or strawberry moscato wine from Friends Fun Wine, an Aventura, Fla. company. Spirit will continue to sell mini bottles of Sutter Home wine.
The can of wine is larger – 250 milliliters to the bottle’s 187 – but it doesn’t pack as much of a punch. The canned wine is 6 percent alcohol by volume. Sutter Home is 13 percent.
Nothing screams “Friends” and “Fun” like wine in a can — apparently watered-down wine, at that. But at $12 for two, it sounds like a friggin’ stea…oh wait. Damn you, Spirit Airlines! You got us again!