Coronavirus Updates

If you’re booked on an upcoming voyage with Southwest Airlines, you might want to pack some food and an empty water bottle before heading to the airport.

In an effort to reduce close interactions between employees and the public amid the coronavirus outbreak, the carrier has suspended all in-flight snack and drink service until further notice.

The order went into effect on Wednesday, which Southwest says was made “in accordance with health officials’ recommendations”.

“Southwest is temporarily suspending all in-flight beverage and snack service from Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice,” the airline said in a statement.

“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.”

Fortunately for those who may cancel their trip, the airline doesn’t charge fees to do so and will let you use the tickets towards future travel.

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