Is Southwest airlines planing on replacing food and beverage carts with what they call RALFH, the Robotic Automated Light Food Handler.?

WestJet has announced the replacement of all standard-issue food and beverage carts with what they call RALFH, the Robotic Automated Light Food Handler.

RALFH Provides “incredible guest service” using a powerful memory, a facial-recognition camera and an audio conveyance system that allows it to interact with

WestJet has announced the replacement of all standard-issue food and beverage carts with what they call RALFH, the Robotic Automated Light Food Handler.

RALFH Provides “incredible guest service” using a powerful memory, a facial-recognition camera and an audio conveyance system that allows it to interact with guests while delivering food and beverage orders.

Best Answer:

Rona Lachat: Yes, to get rid of the minimum wage flight attendants. LOL.

Other answer:

Rona Lachat:
You're a few days out of date on an obvious April Fool's Day hoax.

No, it'll never happen. The cabin staff who do the job are there primarily for safety, not to serve you food and drink and to sell Duty Free goods. But the safety part of their job doesn't keep them fully occupied so the customer service role helps to retain regular customers and to generate a bit more income from on-board sales.

RALFH would take up space, weigh a fair bit, could not quickly get out of the aisle in an emergency, would be a large unsecured cannon-ball ripping down through the cabin towards the cockpit in the event of a sudden stop/crash, and would be unable to refuse service to drunken passengers, offer medical assistance to unwell passengers, spot suspicious behaviour from potentially harmful passengers and could not help with tidying and reprovisioning the aeroplane during turnaround times. It would actually be a liability as it would need extra work cleaning, restocking, and recharging

PhotonX:
Actually Southwest is planning to go with the Integrated Digital Incidental Object Transporter, or IDIOT for short.
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Ianab:
Nope, they are going to be called Food And Refreshment TerminalS.
lowlevel:
No, but they are probably planning on getting rid of things like food,drink, and galleys all together