It’s going to be a dry summer for American Airlines flights this summer.
The carrier will delay the sale of alcoholic beverages to passengers in the main cabin. As the number of violent incidents on board has increased, according to the Dallas Morning News.
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Situations range from passengers refusing to wear masks to fighting with flight attendants.
One crew member said Americans would refrain from resuming alcohol sales until at least Sept. 14. When the Federal Mask Order Expires
The airline is scheduled to bring back alcohol sales on Tuesday.
The American move follows the same decision with Southwest Airlines following concerns from flight attendants about flight violence. After the assault on a Southwestern flight attendant last week while landing in San Diego.
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“Over the past week We have seen these tensions create a very disturbing situation on board,” said Brady Burns, US vice president of aviation safety. said in a letter to the crew that the newspaper saw “Let me be clear: American Airlines will not tolerate physical harm or treatment of our crew.”
In March 2020, Americans canceled their alcohol service and reduced their offerings of soft drinks, juices, snacks and meals during the coronavirus pandemic. to limit contact between flight attendants and passengers
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The Federal Aviation Administration has reported more than 2,500 reports of passenger misbehavior this year.