United Airlines is currently facing a wine shortage in its international business class. After introducing new wine flights the demand for wine in flight grew by 300 percent, and now they’re running out.
United sent out a statement to their flight attendants about the current state of demand.
“You may have noticed that our United Polaris customers are really enjoying the new wine offerings and (as a) result we have been utilizing more wine on board — which is actually at a rate of about 300 percent more than forecasted.
“As a result, we are running out of popular wines too quickly. When we plan and buy our wines for the year, we purchase in large quantities, often even buying out the entire stock of a single vintage. This makes it difficult or even impossible to spot-buy more bottles when we encounter a shortage as we are now.”
Sounds like the airline is going to have to find some more wine.