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American Airlines suspends booze even further after Southwest Airlines altercation

Travelers will have to endure flights without their favorite booze just a bit longer. According to CNN, American Airlines is joining a chorus of U.S airline officials and actual airlines suspending booze following what happened on Southwest Airlines. "Flight attendants are on the front lines every day not only ensuring our customers' safety, but are also calming fears, answering questions, and enforcing policies like federally-required face masks," said Brady Byrnes, managing director of flight service at American, in a memo to flight attendants obtained by CNN. "Over the past week we've seen some of these stressors create deeply disturbing situations on board aircraft," the memo said. "Let me be clear: American Airlines will not tolerate assault or mistreatment of our crews."
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A flight attendant ‘s violent altercation caught on video has ignited a larger discussion about airline safety

In a post pandemic world (almost), airline safety should be the next big discussion against the backdrop of vigilantes and conspiracy theories abound. An American flight attendant has found this out the hard way. Southwest Airlines is the latest American airline to find itself grappling with rising in-sky violence (if that sounded terrifying that's because it is nobody should be violent 35,000 feet in the air.) Between April and May alone, there were actually hundreds of major incidents on board Southwest owned planes -- a problem that airlines are finding that is becoming all too customary for being so high off the ground. On Saturday, a SW attendant was attacked mid-flight after a customer refused to follow some pretty basic flight instructions (tray up; bag under the chair tha...
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