American Airlines won’t be serving alcohol on its flights until at least the fall after “deeply disturbing” incidents on aircrafts during the pandemic, according to a report.
“Flight attendants are on the front lines every day not only ensuring our customers’ safety, but are also calming fears, answering questions, and enforcing policies like federally-required face masks,” an internal memo sent out on Saturday read, according to NBC News.
“Over the past week we’ve seen some of these stressors create deeply disturbing situations on board aircraft,” the company went on.
“Let me be clear: American Airlines will not tolerate assault or mistreatment of our crews.”
But the airline will reportedly still serve alcohol to business and first-class passengers.
The decision comes after an unruly passenger knocked out a Southwest Airlines flight attendant’s teeth after a dispute involving mask following a flight from Sacramento to San Diego — prompting the airline to ban the passenger.
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