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Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

YeahNoMaybe
Active Member

From CNN:

Southwest Airlines not resuming alcohol service after assault on flight attendant

(CNN) — Southwest Airlines said Friday it will not resume alcohol service as planned after the recent assault on one of its flight attendants, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.

Sonya Lacore, Southwest's head of in-flight operations, wrote in the memo related to alcohol service that "based on the rise in passenger disruptions in flight, I've made the decision to re-evaluate the restart of alcohol service on board."

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Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

dfwskier
Top Contributor

unfortunate but not surprising given that inebriated people are more likely to be unruly.

 

I guess my drink coupons live on. 

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

buzzchris
Active Member

I use to fly as an LEO but not as an air marshal. The flight crew knew we were LEOs (with gun and badge).  I had to intervene more than twice on unruly passengers that were either  drunk, loud, profane, disruptive, or confrontational towards the FAs.  Drunks were the worse.  I have seen a few passengers who absolutely refused to comply with safety procedures.    So, I am glad SW will not continue their alcohol service,.at least for now.  Also, why I am against bars at the airports.   A fight I had in the last year: a drunk puking over the other passengers in his row. 

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

Passenger1C
Rising Star

This is another example how a few “bad seeds” ruin it for everyone. Those who are out of line deserve to be handled individually and not as a group. I wouldn’t count on other carriers following this extreme decision. 


SWA Passenger, Community Champion

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Sadly, it's more than a few.

 

American announced the same today.

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

jksobonya
Rising Star

Well, darn. 

 

Maybe in a few more months ...

 

--Jessica

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

parpitt1
Active Member

Sadly, it shows that many folks lack self control 

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

bwallet
Active Member

Bah. The problem isn't people getting drunk on the plane. If anything, it is people getting drunk at the airport so perhaps they should ban alcohol sales there. 

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

5280Av8r
Active Member

Yea, that or limit it to one drink per person, but then you might run the risk of people bar hopping at the larger airports. Who even wants to get drunk before a flight anyway, that always baffles me.

Re: Southwest NOT resuming alcohol service after recent events

jksobonya
Rising Star

@5280Av8r wrote:

Who even wants to get drunk before a flight anyway, that always baffles me.


The same people who get hopped up on meds before a flight - nervous fliers would be my guess.

 

--Jessica