The major US airlines are placing customers who do not wear masks on flights on the “no fly” list.
On Friday, Alaska Airlines announced that any passenger over the age of 2 will be banned from flying with the airline if they refuse to wear a face veil, Anchorage Daily News reported.
It is just the last airline to do so.
At the end of April, JetBlue was the first US airline to announce that all customers must wear facescreens on flights. Since then, all major US airlines have required passengers to wear masks when boarding flights. Some, like Delta and United, have increased their mask requirements – United now requires all passengers to wear them in all parts of the airport before boarding a plane.
Despite this, a number of cases of passengers refusing to cooperate with the need to wear masks have caused a stir in recent months. Many flight attendants have expressed concern about confronting passengers who do not follow the instructions.
Earlier this month, a Delta Airlines flight to Atlanta from Detroit returned to the gate to remove two passengers who refused to wear masks. Delta̵7;s chief executive told NBC’s “Today” program in July that the airline would put masked customers on a no-fly list, banning them from boarding any of the flights. future.
United Airlines also said in June that it would ban passengers who refuse to wear masks from flying with the airline in the future.
This weekend, the United States recorded at least 5 million coronavirus infections, according to Johns Hopkins University. Increasingly, research institutions confirm that wearing a mask is the key to reducing the spread of coronavirus.
A former Federal Aviation Administration administrator for Obama administration’s airports told NPR that “No one has the right to fly” – the airlines, as private businesses, have the right to refuse. service, according to their policy.