As America prepares for January 20th, in the wake of last week’s unpleasantness as electoral votes were counted, businesses across the country are taking precautions. Risk is almost always backward-looking, and the last threat is what’s on our mind most. Some of that is rational, since it means raising an estimate of the likelihood that something could occur based on new information.
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— Errol Webber For CA Governor (@ErrolWebber) January 5, 2021
Here are the preparations that American Airlines is taking in advance of the inauguration.
- American is dropping alcohol from DC flights again starting Saturday and running through Thursday, January 21 – the day after the inauguration of Joe Biden as President.
- They’re going to be housing crew near DC airports and avoiding downtown DC. That both keeps employees away from protests and ensures they’re able to operate flights in case there are disruptions that would get in the way of commuting back and forth. They’re also going to have more staff at gates.
- And American is going to keep crew members away from state capitols for their overnights as well, so their procedures aren’t limited to the DC area.
Here’s the internal message from American: