In the United States, Delta and American Airlines are now banning booze to help slow the spread of COVID-19. I was just starting to get excited at the thought that we can start traveling again and now this bomb is dropped.

American Airlines will limit alcohol and food service. They will not ban it completely. It will depend on the length and destination of the flight, according to CNN. American Airlines will allow passengers in first-class or those on longer international flights to still have access to alcoholic beverages.

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According to Delta’s website, they have banned the sale and consumption of alcohol on all domestic flights, as well as flights to the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.

JetBlue has a bit of a different approach. According to CBS News, JetBlue flight attendants will no longer pour drinks or take food orders from their economy travelers. Instead, they will receive a pre-sealed bag with water and two snacks. The first-class JetBlue flyers will be allowed to order pre-packaged alcoholic beverages and meals.

Many popular international airlines are also jumping on board with banning alcohol in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.  By doing this, it will reduce physical interaction between customers and employees.


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