United Airlines is giving out free wine spritzers on certain flights this summer

United Airlines planes sit on the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.
United Airlines planes sit on the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. Photo credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images
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Passengers on flights to Italy from the United States on United Airlines will be getting a complimentary wine spritzer this summer while flying, the airline announced.

The promotion is for a limited time, and passengers on select flights to Italy from the U.S. will get a free canned spritzer as the airline partners with Spritz Society.

All passengers who are of age will be given an 8.4 oz can of the grapefruit flavor.

The Vice President of Marketing & Loyalty and President of Mileage for United, Luc Bondar, shared that the drinks have become a summertime staple in Europe and will help passengers get ready for their trips this summer.

"Spritz cocktails have become synonymous with summer and offer a taste of Europe. Given the drink's origin, we thought what better place to serve them than on board our flights to Italy," Bondar said in the release. "Our customers are going to love everything about these festive cocktails, especially the taste – one of the reasons we chose Spritz Society is their focus on quality natural ingredients."

The complimentary spritzers will be provided on flights from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.

The flights taking off from Chicago will offer the drinks from May 6 to Aug. 6, and the flights from Newark will offer them from May 26 to Aug. 26.

The partnership with United and Spritz Society will also see the beverages be sold at both the United Clubs in Chicago O'Hare and Newark Airport, from May 2 to June 6 and May 26 to June 26, respectively.

Spritz Society CEO and founder Ben Soffer shared in a statement that his company is excited to partner with United and offer their drinks to passengers.

"Spritz Society puts a fun twist on the classic Italian cocktail and is made with real wine, real flavors, and real ingredients – it's the perfect beverage to enhance the Italian travel experience with United," Soffer said.

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