Major American Airlines customers will not wear masks on flights on “no-fly” lists.
Anchorage Daily News reported that on Friday Alaska Airlines announced that any passenger over the age of 2 would be barred from flying with the company.
It is the last airline to do so.
In late April, JetBlue was the first US airline to announce that it would require all customers to wear face covers on flights. Since then, all major US airlines have required masks for passengers to board flights. Some, such as Delta and United, have strengthened masking requirements – United now requires all passengers to wear masks on all parts of the airport before boarding.
Nevertheless, several incidents where travelers refused to cooperate with the requirements of wearing masks have made headlines in recent months. Many flight attendants have expressed concern about encountering passengers who will not follow the guidelines.
Earlier this month, a Delta Airlines flight going from Detroit to Atlanta returned to the gate to evacuate two passengers who refused to wear masks. Delta CEO told NBC’s “Today” Show In July that the airline would not follow the masking guidelines on the no-fly list, preventing customers from boarding any future flights.
United Airlines also said in June that it would ban passengers who refused to wear masks from flying with the airline in the future.
According to Johns Hopkins University, this weekend, the US marked at least 5 million coronovirus cases. A growing body of research found that wearing a face mask is the key to reducing the spread of coronavirus.
A former federal aviation administration associate administrator for airports for the Obama administration told NPR that “no one has the right to fly” – as private businesses refuse to serve airlines, in agreement with their policies Has the right to.