If you were thinking a little bit of “liquid courage” would help you through your first flight since the coronavirus pandemic started, think again. Airlines have banned alcohol on most flights.
According to WCVB-TV Boston, a lot of airlines are suspending all or partial alcohol service on flights due 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.”
When reading the breakdown, it seems that for some longer international flights you may be able to get a little tipsy on the plane but if you’re traveling domestically, you may be out of luck.
For example, “Delta Airlines isn’t serving alcohol on domestic flights or within the Americas, but beer, wine and spirits can be found on all other international flights.
Over on American Airlines, the airline is limiting food and drink service in the main cabin according to flight length and destination. Access to alcohol, however, is the preserve of long-haul international flights and the folks in First Class.”
I, personally, won’t be getting on a plane any time soon, so this won’t affect me. You, however, may be booking a flight soon. If in-flight alcohol is a must for you, then you might want to check your airline’s policy on this subject.
You can read more about this story here.