We’ve heard a lot about flight attendants sparring with passengers over masks, but what often is not mentioned is that many flight attendants are laidback concerning masks and some do not even enforce it. That was the case on a recent Delta flight in which a flight attendant made clear she would not enforce the mask mandate and a flirtatious woman in first class took full advantage of it.
Delta Flight Attendant: I’d Rather Serve Alcohol Than Enforce Mask Rule
The incident, as reported by Andrew Colton of BocaNewsNow.com, occurred onboard Delta Air Lines flight 1678 from San Antonio (SAT) to Atlanta (ATL) on Monday, July 12, 2021.
“A woman stood up from row 2 and planted herself next to a man who she seemingly was quite interested in meeting.”
The conversation continued for 30 minutes. During that time, other passengers asked the flight attendant to instruct the flirtatious woman to put her mask on, but the flight attendant refused, instead telling the woman, “You’re good. You’re good.”
When Colton asked the flight about about mask enforcement (and the passengers standing near the galley), the flight attendant allegedly responded that her most important job is not enforcing the mask rule, but serving alcohol to the first class cabin.
Another flight attendant eventually came forward and told the woman to put on a mask, offering her one. The woman complied. There was no further drama onboard.
Delta did not comment for this story.
Even though I believe the federal mask mandate onboard airplanes should have long been lifted, the rule is still on the books. Furthermore, Delta has its own mask rule that flight attendants have been instructed to enforce.
As much as I see no problem with the woman chatting without a mask if she is vaccinated, she agreed to abide by the mask rule by voluntarily purchasing a ticket on Delta. I won’t even say that the Delta passenger put others in danger – that is unlikely if we believe in the efficacy of the U.S.-approved vaccinations. But none of us should commend the flight attendant or passenger for so openly flouting the rules.
A woman chatted up a man on her Delta flight for 30 minutes while slowly sipping her alcoholic drink without a mask. A flight attendant seemed to back up her policy and told another passenger her more important job was to serve drinks. The takeaway is two-fold: 1.) this story shows more people are getting sick of wearing masks, but 2.) we would do well to still abide by the rules of the airline and country in which we fly…
p.s. Yes, there are (copyright-protected) pictures which you can view by clicking on the link below:
(H/T: Eye of the Flyer // image: Delta)