Southwest Airlines is getting rid of beer, wine, and spirits. And a lot more. Plus, American Express is temporarily pulling the plug on Centurion Lounges.
Southwest Cuts Beverage Offerings to One: Water
In order to reduce cabin crew to passenger contact, Southwest is limiting its beverage service to only one choice: unopened cans of water.
Some flights won’t receive even that. The Airline of Love is pulling a Delta and not offering any service on flights 250 miles or shorter.
Remember: you can bring alcohol onboard a flight (so long as you’re of age). But opening the containers is a completely different matter.
Delta Pilots Union Reaches Agreement
The AJC‘s Kelly Yamanouchi reports, “Delta pilots will be able to bid on schedules for May and June that pay a reduced amount of 55 hours and do not require them to fly.”
Earlier today, Delta announced it’s grounding 600 planes and cutting service by 70%.
Amex Centurion Lounges Closing
Starting this Saturday, American Express will close all of its Centurion Lounges in the United States.
Virgin Australia Suspending International Flights
Down Under, Virgin Australia announced international flights will be suspended from March 30 through June 14. The airline’s domestic capacity will be reduced by 50%.
(Don’t) Meet in the Middle?
Writer Graham Rapier proposes airlines practice social distancing by not allowing anyone to sit in middle seats.
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