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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%.

American Express Centurion Studio at SEA
American Express Centurion Studio at SEA

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%.

The Main Cabin coach section of a Delta Air Lines 767-300 aircraft, seen prior to an LAX to New York JFK flight.

(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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1 Comment

  1. I wish more airlines would stop beverage service on flights under an hour or so. It’s just stressful to see the FA’s rushing through the cabin to try and sling out tiny cups of diet coke only the rush back through to collect all again 10 minutes later. What I find funny about this move by Southwest or the emails from hotels and restaurants is the message that we are now cleaning better to make sure you are safe. Wasn’t it all as clean as possible before? Why did serving water in cups become a danger to our health?

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