JetBlue will require passengers to wear masks, other airlines will provide them for travelers
by Leslie Jacobs/CNBC
Airlines are stepping up policies to ensure that passengers and employees wear face masks on board.
Starting Monday, all JetBlue Airways passengers will be required to wear a face covering, the strictest policy so far in the U.S. and one that follows the New York-based airline’s requirement that flight attendants wear a mask or face covering while on duty.
American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said they will require thousands of employees to wear face masks and will provide masks for passengers.
Airline labor unions have repeatedly demanded stronger protections against coronavirus. While air travel in the U.S. is down some 95% from a year ago, flight crews have raised concerns about catching the virus on the job and have sought federally mandated procedures.
“All airlines should follow JetBlue’s lead, including its efforts to fully communicate the change before it becomes effective next week so that Flight Attendants are not put in the position of being enforcers without information and backing from the airline,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, …read more:
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djc, COVID-19 is not like last year’s flu. I believe YOU have been in your house and not paying attention to anything going on around you. like nothing at all……
If you weren’t afraid of last year’s flu season, you shouldn’t be afraid of this years. If you’re panic stricken. lock yourself in your house. Don’t infect people with your idiocy.
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If every passenger wore a full Tyvek suit and had a respirator with an external clean air supply and exhausted to outside the plane (running said “waste air” through an engine would sterilize it so no viruses dropping out of the sky), air travel would be quite safe from contagion.
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