Before the riots, United Airlines relocated its crews from hotels in downtown Washington and increased staff at the airports in the area. The airline has and continues to work with the Transportation Security Administration and law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
American Airlines banned alcohol in first class on flights out of Washington on Wednesday. (The airline stopped drinking alcohol in the main cabin last year due to the pandemic.)
Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants Union, which represents flight attendants from 17 airlines, called for insurgents to be banned from flights from Washington and urged the TSA, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and other law enforcement agencies to ” keep all problems on site ”.
“Some of the people who traveled on our planes yesterday were involved in the uprising in …