Southwest Celebrates Turkey Day with Free Drinks

With tension over airport security measures at an all-time high and 24 million travelers expected to take to the skies during the Thanksgiving holiday period, Southwest is giving passengers a little bit of liquid relief: the airline will treat all of its passengers flying on Thanksgiving Day to a free alcoholic drink.

"If you are flying on Thursday you get a free adult beverage! Happy Thanksgiving!" read a tweet from the airline on Tuesday.

The airline normally charges $5 for liquor, wine and beer. Soda and juice are complimentary, while energy drinks cost $3.

American Airlines announced last week it would offer an "in-flight Happy Hour" throughout the month of December. Drinks will be sold at reduced prices on flights scheduled to depart from 5 p.m. and 5:59 p.m. local time. As part of the promotion, alcoholic drinks are sold for $5, a discount of $2 on liquor drinks and $1 on beer.

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