US Airways, US Airways, US Airways. What the heck is wrong with you? US Airways was issued a citation by the State of New Mexico after they over-served a passenger and he killed himself and 5 other people as he drove home from the airport.
It turns out that US Airways did not have a New Mexico liquor license and was in violation of state law. They were issued a citation which, according to the Arizona Republic ,”carries a first-offense fine of $1,000 to $2,000.” US Airways then applied for a license and was issued a temporary one until the matter could be decided in court.
Since the first incident, another US Airways passenger has been arrested for DUI and US Airways has not resolved the first citation. In addition, the court claims that the airline “delayed the implementation of a program for dispensing alcohol, created by the University of New Mexico, as part of a statewide crackdown on drunken driving.”
Their temporary liquor license has been suspended as of today. All US Airways flights in and out of New Mexico will have to stay dry until the matter of their license is settled. US Airways responded to the suspension by claiming that they were implementing the drunk driving training. US Airways spokesman told the Arizona Republic, “We think we did comply with what they were asking for.”
For their casual attitude towards drunk driving and disregard of the laws of the state of New Mexico, we decree that US Airways has become the Paris Hilton of airlines. Good job. —MEGHANN MARCO
US Airways is denied license to sell alcohol on flights to, from New Mexico [Arizona Republic]