If you plan on taking a flight in 2020 you might have to consider pregaming and drinking before getting on the plane.
According to a report from CNN, several major airlines including Delta and American airlines are banning or limiting all in-flight purchases of alcohol to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The alcohol ban on some airlines is 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 https://t.co/yfypPDCpMO
— CNN (@CNN) June 16, 2020
Airlines including 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.
Apparently many airlines are also limiting drink options to water in an effort to reduce passengers from lingering over their drinks.
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.
It doesn’t seem like many people are fans of the new in-flight alcohol ban.
I see you @AmericanAir. My husband and I book our first trip with a toddler, going to a place where I won’t have alcohol for a week and YOU BAN ALCOHOL ON YOUR PLANES?! It was my only time and place to have some! #sendhelp
— Kate Pahopin (@OhWaitItsKateee) June 16, 2020
— Bjorn Ironside Fan Account (@ryanmja126) June 16, 2020