Air travel is back, but in-flight drinks are being curtailed. Blame unruly passengers.
The loosening of travel restrictions and the availability of vaccines means that travel, especially air travel, is surging towards pre-pandemic highs. Along with those crowds, however, come reports of drunk and unruly passengers, which has prompted some airlines to ban alcohol during flights.
Last week, a high profile incident on a Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento to San Diego caught the national attention when video surfaced of a fight between a passenger and a flight attendant.
The passenger, identified by Port of San Diego Harbor Police as Vyvianna Quinonez, is seen throwing several punches at a female flight attendant before a second passenger steps between them to break it up….