Would you book a flight for the wine list?

It is not a direct flight. In fact, his choice of carrier means that the journey is prolonged by hours. But Schlappig, who pens the popular One Mile at a Time airline blog, doesn’t mind.

Singapore Airlines offers something that no other carrier flying to Europe direct does: his favorite champagne.

For a select group of elite travelers, it’s not the flat beds or the price of a ticket that matters, but the chance to enjoy the finest wines during their flight. They choose airlines that serve the best vintages, even if that sometimes means deliberately taking a longer route to reach their destination.

Schlappig says that for him and the like-minded travelers who read his blog, opting to add a layover in favor of a few glasses of high-quality golden bubbly is worth it.

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