Southwest Airlines Will Temporarily Suspend Beverage And Snacks On Flights

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You read that right! For now, no more drinks or snacks will be served on all Southwest Flights. Southwest mentioned that it will temporarily suspend their beverage and snack services during flights due to the recent outbreak. The pause will be effective today (March 25th, 2020) until further notice.

Southwest released a statement Tuesday:

“The well-being of customers and employees is the uncompromising priority on board every Southwest flight. Therefore, in accordance with health officials’ recommendations to limit close public interactions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Southwest is temporarily suspending all in-flight beverage and snack service from Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice. Our desire to continue providing Southwest Hospitality is as strong as ever, and the entire Southwest Team truly appreciates our Customers’ understanding of the difficult decisions we must make during these unprecedented times.”

But that is not all! Along with suspending their food and drink on board, Southwest is becoming more vigilant about their cleaning process and is being more flexible with travevlers who are canceling their trips. Southwest also has stated that they are now spending six hours a night cleaning all their planes using hospital-grade disinfectants.

Southwest Airlines has emphasized that they are keeping up-to-date with the CDC and World Health Organization’s announcements, and suspending food and beverage service on flights is in line with those safety recommendations.

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