Whereas, certain commercial air lines are offering for consumption, either complimentary or by sale, alcoholic beverages to passengers while such planes are in flight, and
Whereas, such practice results in the partial or complete intoxication of imbibing passengers, making them offensive to non-drinking passengers, and
Whereas, such practice places every child in the plane’s cabin as it were in a barroom, in violation of existing laws, and
Whereas, the presence on a plane of an intoxicated passenger can imperil the safety of all passengers and crew, and
Whereas, many hostesses and stewards are required to serve the alcoholic beverages against the dictates of their own consciences,
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the complimentary or for sale offering of alcoholic beverages on commercial planes be considered: (1) a menace to the safety of air travel, (2) a violation of the several laws which forbid the presence of juveniles and minors in places where alcoholic beverages are offered for sale, and (3), an intolerable affront to the non-imbibing passengers, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a copy of this resolution be filed with the officials of each of the air lines flying domestic and/or foreign routes.