Airlines Preparing for a Rough Summer In The Sky

Airlines Preparing for a Rough Summer In The Sky

Airlines in Canada say they’re ready to contend with what could be a turbulent summer season after months of reduced air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Canada and the Air Line Pilots Association of Canada say there has been in increase in disruptive passenger behaviour on flights since the beginning of the pandemic. In the US, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have announced the suspension of alcoholic beverage services because of sometimes violent incidents of passenger disruption. Pilots union leader Timothy Perry says restricting alcohol in some or all parts of a plane isn’t an unusual tactic on Canadian flights and is one of the very first steps in de-escalating unruly behaviour.

Photo Credit: Air Canada

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