Airlines Ban Booze, Add Staff to D.C. Flights After Capitol Riots

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Alaska Airlines has banned 14 passengers after unruly behavior on a flight Thursday from Washington, DC that included refusing to wear a mask. "Airlines, in coordination with TSA, DHS, FAA, DOT and law enforcement must take all steps to ensure the safety and security of passengers and crew by keeping all problems on the ground".

Mitt Romney as he arrived in Washington, D.C. These instances prompted airlines and unions representing flight attendants to express concern about in-flight security as some of the rioters began to leave the D.C. area.

The union asked for airlines, government agencies and law enforcement to help keep "problems" off of flights.

On Wednesday night, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union called for people involved in the insurrection at the Capitol to be barred from flying.

The president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants acknowledged incidents on flights to D.C.in a message to members and encouraged them to remain "vigilant" on flights from the D.C. area, CNN reported. Due to the pandemic, American Airlines had stopped serving alcohol in the main cabin on March 24, 2020, but it was still available in first class.


Sources at two USA airlines said there had been unruly passengers on flights into the Washington, DC area on Tuesday, raising concern about their departure. The day prior, cabin crew allegedly struggled to gain control as profane insults flew between supporters of the president and other passengers during a flight from Texas to the nation's capital.

The beefed-up security at Dulles International and Reagan National airports comes amid outrage at the mob of MAGA protesters who smashed their way into the seat of American democracy. In the statement, they linked to a video that showed issues arising on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to DC.

"The mob mentality behavior that took place on several flights to the DC area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety and security of every single person on board", Nelson explained about the flights on Tuesday. It will not happen again.

Trump supporters on a Delta Air Lines flight from Salt Lake City to Washington heckled Utah Sen.

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