I was just writing a post about how I’m flying Korean Air A380 first class later this week in my quest to try all A380 first class products. I was writing about how one of the things I was most looking forward to about Korean Air first class is that they serve 1998 Laurent-Perrier Alexandra Rose, which I believe is the most expensive champagne served by any airline (someone correct me if I’m wrong).
Then I reviewed a Korean Air first class menu and realized that they only serve it on their routes from Seoul Incheon to New York and Paris. On their other routes to the US they serve Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle, the same “delicate” champagne that Stuart generously served me on my BA A380 flight from London to Los Angeles in December.
To put this into perspective slightly, here’s what I’d be drinking on Seoul Incheon to New York:
While here’s what I’d be drinking on Seoul Incheon to Los Angeles:
Multiply it by four bottles or so, and we’re talking quite a difference in “value” at retail. 😉
Perhaps the most first world question I’ll ever ask on this blog, but would you route the “long way” for better champagne? I can make the change, but need to do so by tonight. It would translate into a longer positioning flight home, but if it’s worth it it’s worth it. Not only is the 1998 Laurent-Perrier Alexandra Rose expensive, but it’s apparently quite tough to find as well.