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Southwest raises prices on beer and wine

If you're flying Southwest in the near future, you may want to bring a few extra bucks, particularly if you enjoy an alcoholic beverage during a flight. According to the Arizona Republic, Southwest will increase the cost of beer and wine from $3 to $4, the same price as in-flight cocktails.

Frequent flyers, however, take heart: If you're part of Southwest's loyalty program, you'll still get some extra perks. With each free ticket earned, you'll get coupons for complimentary drinks.

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Southwest claims their increase still undercuts their competitors' average alcoholic drink price, typically $5. Still, in an era where airline quality and customer service continues to drop amid seemingly continuous fare increases, this minor hike presents yet another annoyance to air travelers.

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