Emirates? Nope. Etihad? Nope. Qatar? Singapore? Still no. Sure, you’ll find $150 a bottle Dom Perignon or something similarly incredible in any of these top five star carriers, but you certainly won’t find Salon. The coveted, limited production champagne that’s won countless awards and fetches $350 or more per bottle can only be found on one airline. For the ridiculous privilege of drinking something that costs at least $10 per sip, you’ll need to fly…

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Japan Airlines First Class

Japan Airlines is one of the world’s very best carriers. They offer an incredibly spacious bed in First Class on their long haul routes, award winning dining and you can even use miles at very reasonable rates to experience it for free. Perhaps sweetest of all, it’s the only place to find Salon. You can book JAL First Class using American, British Airways, JAL, Qantas and many other points…

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The Scoop On Salon Champagne

How rare is Salon? Very. Much like the other prestige Champagne houses of France, they don’t even make a vintage every year. In fact, it’s more like every few years at best. They only bottle a vintage when they believe has achieved something in a single year’s growth worthy of the cool $355+ a bottle reputation and when it’s released it goes fast. It’s hard to find. Period. And seriously, $355 is a low figure, here’s the 2004 for over $500 from a discount wine store!

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Japan Airlines Is Now Serving The 2006 Vintage

For years now oenophiles and first class flyers have been delighted by 2004 Salon on select international routes. The airline just announced that though they out do their competition by a cool $200 per bottle, they’ll continue serving Salon, moving now to the 2006 vintage on flights from Tokyo to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Sydney and Jakarta.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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