New video released: Altercation between passenger & Southwest flight attendant on plane to San Diego

Southwest Airlines is delaying plans to resume serving alcoholic beverages after a flight attendant was assaulted as a jet was landing at San Diego International Airport.

Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, was arrested by Harbor Police on May 23 at the culmination of a flight from Sacramento. She is accused to striking a flight attended aboard Flight 700, knocking out two of her teeth.

Southwest had planned to resume alcohol sales in June for Hawaii flights, and in July for longer domestic flights.

A spokesman said the decision to pause was made “in the interest of the safety and comfort of all customers and crew on board” and there is “no timetable” to resume sales.

Officials have not said what caused the suspect to throw punches at the flight attendant, who was hospitalized in San Diego after the incident.

Quinonez was was arrested on suspicion of felony battery causing serious bodily injury. Southwest has banned her from future travel on the airline.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.