Jun 18, 2020

Coronavirus: American Airlines passenger removed for not wearing mask

American Airlines has removed a passenger from a flight after he refused to wear a face covering in compliance with its Covid-19 safety policy. While there is no federal law mandating masks on US flights, all major US airlines have been enforcing face covering rules for passengers and crew since mid-May. On Monday, American Airlines announced "a stronger policy for customer face coverings". The conservative activist described American Airlines' mask policy as "Absolutely insane" in a video posted to Twitter, declaring, "We don't even have a choice anymore." American Airlines said there are exceptions to its mask rules for children, passengers eating and drinking, and those with medical conditions. Mr Straka told US media he wore a face mask provided by the airline before boarding the second flight but took it off on the plane.

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