Alcohol farm

Southwest Airlines delays alcohol service until spring 2022

Southwest suspended its catering service at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, and while the airline has since slowly welcomed some offers, alcohol is not one of them. Despite initial plans to bring back alcohol in June 2021, the carrier ultimately pushed that plan back due to unruly passengers.

Although Southwest was once again preparing for the resumption of alcohol service, due to the highly contagious spread of the Omicron variant like wildfire, the low-cost carrier has now decided to put those plans on hold until spring 2022. at least. March or April, Southwest COO Mike Van de Ven said in a quarterly call Thursday, according to One Mile at a Time.

Don’t even think about bringing your own booze on board either. It’s against FAA regulations. consume alcohol on board that is not provided by a member of the crew.

If you commit to happy hour at 31,000 feet, you can always opt for another carrier. According to One Mile at a Time, Southwest is actually the only major US airline to completely ban alcohol. Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, United and others resumed booze service months ago, while American only offers booze to its first-class passengers.