News of a lawsuit or complaint against an airline is not uncommon, but the reason for this particular case is. A man named Daniel McDuff is suing Sunwing Airlines for providing sparkling wine on a flight instead of the advertised champagne.
Of course, wine can only technically be labeled Champagne when it is made in Champagne, France. Otherwise, it’s label must read “sparkling wine.” Sunwing used the word champagne in a marketing campaign, mentioning the toast that would take place on board the budget airline.
Daniel is not alone in filing his complaint about the false advertising, in fact, 1,600 other people have already made it known that they would join the suit as well.
The airline released a statement saying that the choice of words was meant “to denote a level of service in reference to the entire hospitality package. Sunwing has always been proud to invest in experience-enhancing features for our customers. We consider any legal action relating to the marketing of this service to be frivolous and without merit.”