Major US airlines are placing customers who will not wear masks on flights on “no-fly” lists.
On Friday, Alaska Airlines announced that any passenger over the age of 2 would be banned from flying back with the company if they refused to wear a face mask, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
Only the latest airline can do that.
In late April, JetBlue was the first U.S. airline to announce that it would require all customers to wear face masks during flights. Since then, all major U.S. airlines have required masks for passengers to board flights. Some like Delta and United have tightened camouflage requirements ̵1; United now requires all passengers to wear masks in all parts of the airport before boarding.
Despite, a number of incidents where passengers refused to cooperate with requests to wear masks have made headlines in recent months. Many flight attendants have expressed concerns that they will have to deal with passengers who will not follow the instructions.
Earlier this month, a Delta Airlines flight bound for Atlanta from Detroit returned to the gate to evacuate two passengers who refused to wear masks. The Delta CEO said on NBC’s “Today” show in July that the airline would put customers who did not follow disguise instructions on a no-fly list, barring them from boarding any flights in the future. .
United Airlines also said in June it would ban passengers who refused to wear masks to fly with the airline in the future.
This weekend, the U.S. recorded at least 5 million cases of coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Growing research bodies prove that wearing face masks is essential for reducing the spread of coronavirus.
A former associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for airports for the Obama administration told NPR that “No one has the right to fly” – airlines, as private businesses, have the right to deny service, in accordance with their policies.