Travelers weary of mask mandates used to enjoy the brief reprieve of (somewhat) fresh air as they were “allowed” to remove their masks to eat or drink on a plane.
But those days are quickly coming to an end.
Due to the leftist hysteria over the latest Omicron variant – airlines are changing the rules yet again – forbidding passengers to even take a sip of water or eat a pretzel on a plane – and just wait until you hear the latest.
Imagine being on a long flight – stuffed in an overcrowded row sporting an uncomfortable mask – and not even being offered a sip of water or a snack to satisfy a hunger pain.
In the “new normal” – common inflight services have become a thing of the past.
The latest travel trend now includes airlines “cracking down” on any “excuse” a passenger has to remove their mask (like eating or drinking) – proving yet again airlines are determined to find new ways to torture weary travelers.
Air New Zealand, recently named the world’s “safest airline”, has decided they will no longer offer inflight food and drink services.
It will keep everyone “safer” while flying.
“Masks are one of the key ways to limit transmission, so making this change will enable our customers’ masks to be kept on throughout the flight and ensure they are as safe as possible while onboard an Air New Zealand aircraft,” the airline’s chief customer and sales officer Leanne Geraghty said.”
So, what about passengers who are hungry?
According to Air New Zealand, every passenger will still get a snack… but it will only be handed to them as they arrive at their destination and depart the plane.
Wow, don’t do your passengers any favors!
And it’s not just international airlines cracking down on inflight services.
Apparently, U.S. flight attendants have decided they no longer want to interact with passengers, so unions have pushed to stop inflight services.
Alaska Airlines has reduced all inflight services through the end of January – only allowing for one drink in the main cabin regardless of the duration of the flight.
Jeffrey Peterson, president of the Alaska Airlines branch of the flight attendant union claimed this latest push to reduce services would give passengers less of an “excuse” to lower their mask.
Paddle Your Own Kanoo reported:
“Peterson said flight attendants were pushing for a reduction in service in order to reduce the amount of time crew members had to interact with passengers.
The union also said reducing service levels would give passengers less excuse to lower their face masks.”
I mean how DARE a passenger want to take a sip of water on the plane or eat a snack.
Here’s the bottom line – every job comes with unique risks.
If you’re a flight attendant – your job is to interact with passengers.
Those who want to hide out during the duration of the flight and ignore passengers… should perhaps find a different profession.
Not to mention, claiming every passenger who remove their mask to eat or drink somehow means they are willfully endangering the lives of every traveler on the plane is simply an unfounded paranoia that shouldn’t be catered to.
The truth is, bureaucrats will always look for ways to exercise more control – and this latest trend yet again seeks to make travel even more miserable for passengers.
Of course, politicians like Biden have made travelers and flight attendants HYSTERICAL and paranoid, so this latest ban is infuriating, but not surprising.
If a woman felt compelled to take a COVID-19 test midflight then barricade herself in the airplane bathroom for 5 hours while flight attendants fed her food on a toilet…
… all because a flight attendant wanted her “isolated” – then we can be prepared to expect anything on our next flight.
Except a soothing drink midflight or a snack – that’s just “expecting too much.”
What are your thoughts on airlines banning inflight services like food and drink?
Do you think their latest paranoia has gone too far?
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