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Alcohol no longer a menu option for Delta, American Airlines passengers

4 months 1 week 2 days ago Tuesday, June 16 2020 Jun 16, 2020 June 16, 2020 10:35 AM June 16, 2020 in News
Source: CNN
By: WBRZ Stff

In an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a handful of airlines have announced that alcohol will no longer be served on their flights.

According to CNN, Easyjet and KLM in Europe, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in the United States, and Asia's Virgin Australia, are suspending all or part of their alcoholic drinks service in response to Covid-19.

It's part of a widespread revision of the industry's food and drink service to minimize interaction between crew and passengers and to ensure a safer journey for all.

With face masks already mandatory on pretty much all flights around the world, and new legislation introduced in January 2020 to curb anti-social behavior on flights, it's another in a line of barriers -- literal and legal -- to getting high in the sky.

Many airlines are limiting drink options to water only. As face masks must be kept on other than when passengers are eating and drinking, it's a way of ensuring passengers are lingering over their refreshments for no longer than necessary.

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