American Airlines Passengers Will Be Required to Wear Face Coverings
American Airlines will require all customers to wear a face covering on board the aircraft starting May 11. This new requirement is part of the airline’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing customer and team member well-being in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the announcement says.
Cloth face coverings made out of household items or made at home from common materials can be used as a public health measure. Some kind of face covering will be required by each passenger while onboard an American flight. Face coverings may also be required by local jurisdictions. Very young passengers and those with conditions that prevent them from wearing a face covering will be exempt from the requirement.
Earlier this week, American announced that face coverings will be required for flight attendants during every mainline and regional flight beginning tomorrow, May 1. Additionally, American will begin the process of distributing sanitizing wipes and face coverings to customers. This offering will expand to all flights as supplies and operational conditions allow.
Two days ago, JetBlue became the first airline to require travelers to wear a face covering during travel. Their policy goes into effect on may 4th.
HT: JT Genter