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American Airlines Flight Diverted After Man Allegedly Assaults Mother, Daughter

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An American Airlines flight traveling from Charlotte, North Carolina to Salt Lake City, Utah was diverted to Tulsa, Oklahoma after a passenger allegedly groped a mother and daughter while they slept on Tuesday night.

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The two women notified a flight attendant about the assault and crew separated them from the man as the flight changed course.

The man, who was identified as James Cholewinski by police, according to WCNC, was arrested on charges of public intoxication upon landing at Tulsa International Airport.

American Airlines flight 807 from Charlotte to Salt Lake City diverted to Tulsa, Oklahoma Tuesday night due to a disruptive passenger,” American Airlines said in a statement. “Law enforcement met the flight, removed the passenger, and the flight continued to Salt Lake City.”

The FBI is currently investigating the incident, which comes just one month after a man was detained after trying to airlines/police-detain-man-who-tried-to-force-his-way-on-plane.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>force his way onto an American Airlines flight at Miami International Airport.

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Delta Air Lines Upgrades Health, Safety Guidelines

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As travel restrictions are lifted, Delta Air Lines has implemented a series of health protocols to keep passengers safe as they fly again during the coronavirus outbreak and moving forward.

From the time customers check-in for their flights until they collect their bags at the final destination, Delta officials claim the company’s main focus has shifted to the health and safety of passengers.

In the airport, travelers will notice check-in lobbies, self-service kiosks, gate counters and baggage claim are thoroughly wiped down throughout the day, while electrostatic spraying will take place in the planes and throughout terminals.

In addition, Delta continues to install plexiglass shields at check-in counters, in Delta Sky Clubs and at gate counters throughout the United States. Social distance markers will also be added at all of the airports served by the airline.

Hand sanitizer stations will also become easily accessible throughout the facilities.

“The (travel) experience is a very comfortable, a very safe experience, we have taken actions, even above and beyond what the CDC has recommended to ensure safety,” Delta Chief Customer Experience Officer Bill Lentsch said in a statement.

As for the actual onboard experience, Delta is now boarding passengers back to front and limiting it to 10 customers at a time to minimize your contact with others. The carrier is also blocking middle seats, adjusting capacity numbers and requiring face coverings.

Before passengers board the planes, cleaning crews complete an extensive checklist of procedures using high-grade disinfectant to wipe down personal and common areas of the cabin.

Delta also temporarily streamlined food and beverage offerings to reduce touchpoints, with snack bags given out during the first pass through the cabin by flight attendants.

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