Airlines Say Bye-Bye To In-Flight Alcohol As Part Of New Safety Measure
PUBLISHED: Jun 17, 2020 7:45 AM
If you are someone who enjoys a glass of wine or cocktail during your flight, you’re not going to like this news. Several major airlines, including Delta, KLM, and American, have decided to suspend in-flight alcohol service as part of a new safety precaution.
The decision was made to cut down on the number of passengers getting up to use the bathroom during their flight. Also, as a way to cut down on the number of times that people will need to take off their masks. Most airlines now require that a mask be worn for the duration of the flight, except when eating or drinking.
However, the airlines will still serve bottled water when requested.
American Airlines, who is said to be capping flights to 55% capacity, has suspended alcohol service on all domestic economy flights. Those in first-class or those flying on longer international routes will still have the service available to them.
Delta has suspended its service on all domestic flights and flights to the Americas. International flights will not be affected by the suspension.
There is no word on how long this suspension will remain in effect or if other airline carriers will implement similar policies.