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Listen Jack, the spirits are back.
Announced on Friday, Southwest Airlines is in the process of resuming offering alcoholic beverages on flights, nearly two years since the restriction was implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to SFGate, flights traveling “176 miles or more” will revert to pre-pandemic rules by offering the gamut of brews and cocktails to
The reporting notes, “this includes travelers from Los Angeles International to San Francisco International — will be allowed to order a selection of beer (Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Lagunitas) and wine (chardonnay, sparkling wine, cabernet sauvignon) or liquor (tequila, vodka, Jack Daniels, Wild Turkey and Bacardi) for $6 or $7, in addition to the complimentary juices, sodas, coffee and tea provided by the airline.”
The guidelines will be updated this month (Feb. 16) to the joy of many flights to Vegas and the chagrin of flight attendants that have attested to ramped up aggression. The rule was partially proposed in 2020 as a response to the mandatory mask mandates leading to agitated passengers — which started giving flight attendants a major headache.
However, VP of Southwest Customer Experience Tony Roach stated that it’s time to return to normalcy, which should get the clock ticking with a potentially uplifting mandatory masking mandate.
“Customers have expressed a desire for more beverage options, so we’re delighted to restore additional onboard offerings as a part of the Southwest hospitality that our customers know and love,” said Roach.
Covered with Pulitzer-worthy prose by OutKick’s Joe Kinsey, in-flight fights became a motif for airlines these past two years. Fists flew faster than a 747 when mask advocates clashed with freedom-loving voyagers.
As of current reporting, the only remaining major airline to not resume alcohol sales is American Airlines, perceived as their way of sticking up for their attendants.
“We will continue to evaluate the situation and work closely with the union that represents our flight attendants, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, and medical experts on this process to determine when we will return to full service in the main cabin,” announced American Airlines, via press release.
We’ll drink to that.
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Pre Covid and when they were serving alcohol on the plane people weren’t binge drinking at the airport lounge before they got on a 3 hour flight and we very few passenger disturbances.
The pandemic will be over when no masks are mandated anymore, but the Biden lunatics won’t ever let go there until their fingers are pried away by an election. Let me know when southwest stops masking. Until then we remain in the twilight zone.
Bad idea if people can’t go a few hours without a drink sounds like a problem