American Airlines Extends Alcohol Ban on Flights until 2022

American Airlines Extends the Bans on Alcohol from Flights until 2022

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American Airlines Extends the Bans on Alcohol from Flights until 2022

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Extend ban in the main cabin 

To minimise the spread of Covid-19, many airlines including European carriers Easyjet and KLM, Delta Airlines in the US and Virgin Australia, have stopped offering all or some alcoholic drinks to reduce physical interactions with customers. 

American Airlines has gone a step further, extending its ban on alcohol in the main cabin ot its planes until January 2022, which is in line with an extension to the US Transportation Security Administration‘s (TSA) mask mandate. Masks are required to be worn at airports and on board commercial aircraft until January 18, 2022. Passengers taking long-haul international flights and first-class, however, are being served alcoholic drinks. 

Unruly passenger behaviour

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received nearly 4000 reports of unruly behaviour to date in 2021, mostly about passengers who refused to comply with the mask mandate. Many airlines suspended alcohol sales last year when Covid first broke out. "We are doing all we can to help create a safe environment for our crew and customers on board our aircraft," American Airlines wrote in a memo to staff. 

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