Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are

A Canadian Man is Suing an Airline for a Ridiculous Champagne-Related Reason

by Ryan Hudak on Oct 31, 2017 in Wine

 
In incredibly stupid booze-related lawsuit news, Daniel MacDuff, who hails from Quebec and clearly fancies himself to be better than everyone else there, just sued Canadian airline Sunwing for promising “a complimentary Champagne toast” on a flight to Cuba and only delivering sparkling wine in plastic cups.  He’s filing a class action lawsuit and looking for punitive damages in addition to the difference in the cost of whatever sparkling wine the airline used and an actual glass of Champagne.
 
First of all, the main lesson here is “you get what you pay for.” If you want an actual glass of Champagne that badly, maybe don’t fly a budget airline that no one has ever heard of.  I’ve flown in Canada more over the last 10 years than I’ve flown in America, and I’ve never heard of the airline.  Also, who cares if it was served in plastic cups? A toast doesn’t necessitate a certain type of glassware—you can toast in Yahtzee shakers if that’s all you have on hand.
 
This guy is one of those assfaces who’s trying to get something for nothing—simply suing because he somehow came up with a harebrained idea to try to make a quick buck.  If a budget airline says you’re getting Champagne and you get sparkling wine, it’s close enough.  Because even though Champagne is a proper term with specific qualifications, it’s also like Kleenex or Band-Aid or Velcro: the brand name has become synonymous with the product.
 
If he’s awarded anything for this lawsuit, I hope it’s a slap in the face with a real bottle of Champagne.    
 
Photo via Flickr user L.C.Nøttaasen 
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Deck Your Halls With These Whiskey-Filled Ornaments

Forget the tinsel and string lights - the UK's Lakes Distillery has released a line of booze-filled ornaments just in time to make your holiday season...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Nov 14, 2017
Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

Napa Valley is Running a Christmas-Themed Wine Train to the 'North Pole' For the Holidays

If you've ever wanted to travel to the North Pole for the holidays, you can - but you have to get to the Napa ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 6, 2017
D.C. Fall Cocktail Week is Back for its Fifth Year, November 13-19

D.C. Fall Cocktail Week is Back for its Fifth Year, November 13-19

There's no better time to explore new bars and re-discover old favorites while taking in the best of DC's mixo...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Nov 6, 2017
SPONSORED
Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are
Brace Yourself: A Wine Shortage is Imminent

Brace Yourself: A Wine Shortage is Imminent

Europe is bracing for the lowest wine yield in decades, dropping 14% from 2016....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 6, 2017
Delta is Now Serving Complimentary Prosecco on Select Flights

Delta is Now Serving Complimentary Prosecco on Select Flights

Delta Airlines is now serving complimentary prosecco on all of its international flights, including to coach customers....read more ›

by Alexander Frane Nov 6, 2017
A Rare Sam Adams Beer, Utopia, Is Being Released

A Rare Sam Adams Beer, Utopia, Is Being Released

Sam Adams has released their biennial Utopias beer, a barrel aged ale that is illegal in 12 states due to its high alcohol content....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Oct 31, 2017
Where to Celebrate World Gin Day in D.C.

Where to Celebrate World Gin Day in D.C.

On November 7, celebrate National Gin Day with a cocktail (or two) from some of our favorite bars. ...read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen Oct 31, 2017
A Canadian Man is Suing an Airline for a Ridiculous Champagne-Related Reason

A Canadian Man is Suing an Airline for a Ridiculous Champagne-Related Reason

This Canadian man has sued an airline for a champagne-related reason you won't believe....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Oct 31, 2017
Chocolate Red Wine is Here, Just in Time for Winter

Chocolate Red Wine is Here, Just in Time for Winter

Winter is officially coming, and one U.K. winery has created a chocolate red wine to keep you warm and cozy all season long....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 31, 2017
This Chicago Bar is Dressing Up as Moe's Tavern for Halloween

This Chicago Bar is Dressing Up as Moe's Tavern for Halloween

Bar and arcade Replay, in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, is getting into the Halloween spirit by dressing up as Moe's Tavern, the iconic dive bar f...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Oct 24, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close