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Written by Preetha Manivelan on June 22, 2020 Share on

Here’s How US Airlines Have Made Face Masks As A Part Of Flying

The outbreak of COVID-19 has hit several major countries all over the world. While every country is trying out several steps to control the spread, covering your face with a mask has become mandatory everywhere. It is even more important to make sure we meet the hygiene standards on our travel. Here is everything you need to know about the face-covering policies by US Airlines and the consequences if people don’t follow those while travelling in US Airlines.

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What happens if you don’t wear a mask?

US Airlines have rolled out a few policies to ensure all the passengers flying during this pandemic, wear masks to maintain the safety of everyone. If any of the passengers seem to violate the policy, the crew members have been asked to immediately report to the higher officials to take the necessary steps.

Face-covering policies by US Airlines

US Airlines have been figuring out many steps to control the spread of COVID-19 which include intense cleaning procedures or blocking the middle seats to maintain social distancing. In addition to that, there has been an announcement from US Airlines, revealing the consequences that people who refuse to wear a mask, have to face. This doesn’t apply for those who are exempt, which includes small babies and people who have difficulty in wearing masks due to any medical problem. Below are the actions that the airlines will take against those who don’t abide by the rules:

  • The airlines might ban passengers from travelling through any of US Airlines for a specific period of time.
  • The authorities will not let the passengers fly if they do not wear the mask before they onboard.
  • People who violate the policy will be put under ‘Internal Travel Restriction List’.
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US Airlines also said that they would take actions only if the passengers don’t cooperate. They have also made sure that the crew proactively communicates the rules and regulations before banning the non-compliant passengers. The reason behind the implementation of these strict rules regarding face-covering is to maintain the health and safety of everyone.

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Ways to stay safe

Here are some of the ways to stay safe that you should follow while flying:

  1. Pay attention to the precautions explained by the officials during check-in and then onboard the flight.
  2. While you are on the flight, the crew members will explain to you about their policy of face covering.

The idea of face-covering rules was brought into action in order to make sure the safety is well maintained for everyone. It includes not just the passengers but the crew members as well. The US Airlines include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Each airline will have its own policies which the passenger would want to acknowledge during the check-in. Once you onboard, the crew members inside the flight will run you through all the necessary precautions. Make sure you follow those while you are on the flight, as the airlines would take immediate actions if you violate the precautions.

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Since we could see many destinations are opening up and lifting the intensive lockdown day by day, the chances of flying are also increasing. Make sure you stick to the policies announced by the respective airlines to control the spread of novel COVID-19 virus. It is now highly important to stay safe ourselves and help others stay safe too. Unlock safe travel with Pickyourtrail!

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