The masking policy is still causing problems on flights.
All Southwest Airlines flights in Nashville were forced to land on Tuesday morning after a passenger allegedly refused to wear a mask and refused to leave the plane, the airline told Fox News.
The female passenger boarded a 9:20 am flight to Las Vegas, where she was said to be wearing a mask, but she refused. The plane returned to the gate and officers were called to the scene to handle the passengers.
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The woman also disobeyed instructions to leave the plane, which forced all passengers to deport so they could escort her, Tennessean reported.
The woman was taken to the southwest gate to refund the fare and then taken to an unsafe area of the airport, the store shared. She was not arrested.
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The incident is believed to have caused the one-hour delay.
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Southwest, like all major US airlines, has implemented mandatory masking policies for passengers amid the coronavirus pandemic.