Delta is serving free prosecco on all international flights

You can now toast to your big vacation with a free glass of bubbly—if you’re flying on Delta, that is. The airline just announced that it added Prosecco to the complimentary drink options for coach passengers on international flights.

“Sparkling wine is often the first choice for a celebration and we know how special it is for people to jet off on a trip so we wanted to bring the celebration to them,” Lisa Bauer, Delta’s vice president of on-board services, said in a media release. Bauer said Delta is “upping the ante again with our mini bottles of Prosecco.”

Cheers to that! And don’t forget, beer and red and white wine were already free on international flights, because who doesn’t crave a cocktail while stuck in the air for eight hours?

Unfortunately, those of us flying on domestic flights within the U.S. still have to pay up for a glass of wine, whether it’s still or sparkling. On some cross-country flights, though, you might be able to at least enjoy a free meal. This spring, Delta started serving meals on the long jaunts from New York to Los Angeles and vice-versa, along with a few other long routes. American Airlines also serves its main cabin customers free meals between New York and Los Angeles, and New York and San Francisco.

For travelers more worried about being bored than hungry on a plane, some other recent news will make you happy as well: Netflix says it’s planning to make it much easier to stream your favorite shows or movies while flying. The company already has a partnership with Virgin America, offering free in-flight Wi-Fi to Netflix subscribers. Next year, they’d like to partner with more airlines, by making streaming possible even if the Wi-Fi signal isn’t great.

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But in-flight Wi-Fi also means you can’t get away with ignoring your pesky boss’s text messages while in the air anymore, so there’s a tradeoff! On Delta flights, you can now use an app to access iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook messenger. But don’t try to make any phone calls: The CEO didn’t mince words when he said in-flight calls will happen, “never in [his] lifetime.”

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