AA flight attendents add wine pairing to their repertorie

A passenger checks in at the new American Airlines Flagship Check-in at JFK airport.. Just as they've made first class more enjoyable with new seats, tastier meals and bigger TVs, airlines are focusing on easing the misery of airports for their highest-paying customers and giving them a truly elite experience. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special Instruction : N/A File Size: 28KB image fitting: all visiblehorizontalverticalactual size A passenger checks in at the new American Airlines flagship check-in at JFK airport. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

It looks like American Airlines’ flight attendants have added a new skill to their repertoire: wine pairing.

Check out this tweet, complete with photo, that the airline sent out earlier this week:

Probably not something you’ll see in coach, but if you’ve got the $$ to upgrade …

This latest effort come as other airlines have rolled out new premium services for their first and business class passengers. In 2010, Virgin America rolled out a food and wine pairing menu in its first class cabins, hiring wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk to oversee the program.

Even Amtrak is going upscale, recruiting renowned chefs including Michel Richard and Seattle’s Tom Douglas to consult on food offerings.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.
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Lori Aratani · August 20, 2013