BrewDog Is Set To Launch A One Off Airline Next Year

Today’s bizarre aviation news story is strangely about a brewery. Yes, that’s right. The independent craft brewer BrewDog will be launching an airline in February of 2019. To complement its DogHouse hotel in Ohio, the Aberdeenshire brewer will be flying a group of lucky people to Columbus. The company will be chartering a Boeing 767 aircraft for the flights, which they made abundantly clear was an “actual plane” after their commercial was so obviously filmed on a set.

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BrewDog Air will be in operation from 21st to 25th February 2019. Photo: BrewDog

265 Passengers

BrewDog will be flying 265 passengers out to America on a Boeing 767. BrewDog very kindly confirmed to us in an email that the aircraft will be chartered from Air Charter Service Ltd. Air Charter Service owns two types of B767, the -200 and the -300. Their website tells us that the -200 aircraft carries up to 255 passengers in a single class. Their -300 aircraft can carry up to 350 passengers. As such we can assume that BrewDog will be chartering the B767-300.

The Experience

When passengers board the flight they will, of course, be treated to plenty of BrewDog beer. The exact beer they will be tasting has been specially brewed with the high altitude in mind. This is due to the reduction of taste and smell senses at high altitude. As such, the beer will be limited edition. There will also be a range of other beers on the flight to taste. With a flight time of around 9 hours, there will be plenty of time for this tasting to take place!

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The lucky guests will be staying at BrewDog’s DogHouse Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: BrewDog

The flight will leave London on February 21st, returning on February 25th. During the four night stay in the DogHouse Hotel, guests will be treated to plenty of beer related activities. The highlight will be a visit to the company’s US brewery and museum. There will also be lots of trips to other breweries, bars, and restaurants in Columbus, in addition to a day trip to Cincinnati to take in even more breweries!

For Serious Beer Lovers

Speaking about the airline endeavour James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog, commented, mentioning a previous BrewDog endeavour: “We took craft beer to the depths of the seas when we brewed an IPA at the bottom of the North Sea. Now, we’re turning to the skies aboard BrewDog Airlines. We’re on a mission to open minds and excite people about what craft beer is and can be. Booking a seat on the plane is a must for any serious beer lover. BrewDog Airlines will be an experience like no other, we’ve redesigned the flight experience for optimum beer enjoyment – from the food, to the entertainment, the cabin crew and most of all, the specially brewed high-altitude beer.”

How Can I Get Tickets?

Tickets for the flight are on sale now, however, you have to be part of an exclusive club to be eligible. BrewDog has a community of 90,000 beer fans which it calls Equity Punks. Equity Punks are individuals who have helped the company fund previous endeavours. By buying shares, previous equity punks have helped fund the brewery that the airline will be flying passenger to, in addition to the hotel that guests will be staying in.

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BrewDog have developed a limited edition beer specifically for the flights. Photo: BrewDog

If you are in the lucky 90,000 then tickets for the entire experience will set you back £1,250, however, guests sharing rooms can make a small saving. Tickets are now for sale at www.brewdogair.com. If you’re still desperate to bag tickets for the experience, you still have 5 chances. BrewDog will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets to lucky followers on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Will you be trying to secure some of the most saught after tickets to fly on BrewDog Air? Let us know in the comments down below!

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