Southwest Airways is pushing again plans to renew promoting alcohol on flights after a current improve in unruly passengers
DALLAS — Southwest Airways is delaying serving alcohol once more on flights after a rise in incidents of unruly passengers.
“Given the current uptick in industry-wide incidents of passenger disruptions inflight, we now have made the choice to pause the beforehand introduced re-start of alcohol service,” Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz stated Friday.
Mainz stated the choice would possibly disappoint some clients, “however we really feel that is the best choice at the moment within the curiosity of the security and luxury of all clients and crew onboard.”
The airline has not decided new dates for promoting alcohol, Mainz stated.
The president of the flight attendants’ union, Lyn Montgomery, stated this week that there have been 477 incidents of “misconduct” by passengers on Southwest planes between April 8 and Might 15, and that her members have been involved about Southwest’s plan to renew promoting alcohol on flights.
Montgomery raised the difficulty after a flight attendant was punched within the face by a passenger final Sunday after a flight in California. A 28-year-old girl faces a felony cost of battery, though a police report didn’t point out alcohol.