Prior to the riots, United Airlines moved its teams from downtown Washington hotels and increased staffing at location airports. The airline company has actually been and continues to be dealing with the Transport Security Administration and police, consisting of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
On Wednesday, American Airlines prohibited alcohol in very first class for flights out of Washington. (The airline company stopped serving alcohol in the primary cabin in 2015 since of the pandemic.)
Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants union, which represents flight attendants from 17 airline companies, required the insurrectionists to be prohibited from flights out of Washington and asked for that the T.S.A., the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Air Travel Administration, the Department of Transport and other police entities “keep all issues on the ground.”
” A few of individuals who took a trip in our airplanes the other day took part in the insurrection at the Capitol,” Ms. Nelson stated in a declaration. “Their violent and seditious actions at the Capitol today develop additional issue about their departure from the DC location. Acts versus our democracy, our federal government, and the liberty we declare as Americans need to disqualify these people from the liberty of flight.”
Julie Hedrick, president of the Association of Expert Flight Attendants, the union representing American Airlines’ flight attendants, stated there were numerous events on flights headed to Washington throughout the week.
” Flight attendants were required to challenge guests showing politically determined hostility towards other guests and team,” she stated in a declaration. “This habits is inappropriate, and flight attendants ought to not need to handle these outright events.”
On Thursday night, “non-mask certified, rowdy, argumentative” guests on an Alaska Airlines flight from Dulles to Seattle bugged team members, a spokesperson informed The Times. Those guests have actually been prohibited from flying with the airline company in the future.