Major US Airlines Follow Jet Blue & Require Every Passenger To Wear A Mask!

A passenger checks in for an American Airlines in Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on March 13
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As the global crisis continues to be a major health issue, some companies are figuring out the best way to operate their business.

Reported on CNN, major US airlines are requiring passengers to wear masks. Since the pandemic, Jet Blue was the first major airline to require passengers to wear a mask. Delta had strongly encouraged people to cover their faces, however, today (May 1), they released a new statement, requiring all passengers to wear a mask, starting May 4. Delta’s Chief Customer Experience Officer said in the statement that this change should provide “additional comfort” while flying. 

Earlier this week, American Airlines made similar changes. Since the outbreak, only flight attendants had to wear masks but now it’s extended to everyone starting May 11. In the coming weeks, the airline is also creating more safety measures like offering masks and sanitizing wipes to passengers on certain flights. The article also states the airline suggests that people bring their own supplies until they can fully stock.

American says they are building on their safety measures, including offering masks and sanitizing wipes to passengers on select flights. The airline goes on to add that it may take a few weeks to roll out these provisions across their operation, and in the interim, “customers should bring their own masks or face coverings.”

Although these safety measures are being implemented, do you think there are any additional ones that should be added?