American Airlines lifts protest-related ban on liquor sales on DC flights
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – American Airlines has lifted the ban on liquor sales that it imposed on flights to and from Washington, DC after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Wednesday.
Prior to that, flight attendants had complained about politically-related aggression among passengers. Some of the incidents were posted on social media, including this fight on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International to DC. It started when someone project a large pro-Trump image on the cabin ceiling.
“Our team is reviewing this incident,” American Airlines spokesman Curtis Blessing told the Associated Press of the spat. “We applaud our outstanding crewmembers for their professionalism in de-escalating a tense onboard situation and getting our customers to their destination safely.”
Here’s a tweet of one of the incidents that’s making the rounds on social media:
And so it begins.
On a plane from TX —> DC flight attendants are struggling to control a plane full of Trump supporters as they display a pro-Trump projection and harass others passengers bound for DC.
[DM to license]#dc #trump #trumprally #protest #thisisamerica #sos pic.twitter.com/BlTCbD8ntl
— Maranie R. Staab (@MaranieRae) January 6, 2021
American had not been serving alcohol in the main cabins since June because of the pandemic, but the airline officials implemented a total ban on liquor sales on DC flights following the riots at the Capitol Wednesday. That ban was lifted Thursday night.