US Airlines Threaten To Ban Passengers Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks

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Several US airlines are threatening to ban passengers who refuse to wear face masks while traveling.

The industry’s main lobby group said on Monday that airlines, including American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, will tell passengers what their individual face mask policies are during the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. government has no mandate on the matter.

Sky News reports: Each carrier will decide what the repercussions are for passengers who fail to comply, including being put on that airline’s no-fly list or being barred from boarding.

There will be exemptions, including when people are eating or drinking.

Carriers with the stricter policy include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, lobby group Airlines for America said in a statement.

United said those who do not comply with the rule will be placed on an internal travel restriction list, preventing them from flying with the airline for a set time period.

Delta said it would be working hard to ensure customers are aware of and comply with the rules around face coverings.

The measures are expected to remain in place throughout the coronavirus crisis.


  1. This is the minimum !
    I alway wear mask when out of the house and double it when I have to enter a place where I can’t avoid being next to other people – etc shops, public transport, etc, and use hand sanitizer when arriving home .
    It costs almost nothing .

    • FAce mask DOES NOT protect you! It protects others. When you wear a mask you breathe in your own carbon dioxide which is NOt good. I got that from a number of immunnologists, who all know this. Also, it is not advised for people with certain medical conditions. These airline policies are insane – how do you EAT OR DRINK WITH A MASK ON???

      • I know there are different opinions on the subject of the mask so I do what I consider right .
        I don’t go out frequently so I haven’t been suffocated by the CO2 .
        I never eat or drink on the planes . It’s too expensive so I eat before and after the flights .

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