US President Biden signs order mandating masks on aircraft

The new US administration of President Joe Biden is requiring face coverings be worn on flights for the next 100 days, in a more rigorous attempt to contain exploding coronavirus case counts across the country. On 20 January, Biden signed an executive order called the “100 Days Masking Challenge,” which requires face masks to be […]

US airlines strengthen anti-coronavirus measures to inspire traveller confidence

As shelter-in-place orders are lifted across the United States, airlines are hoping to inspire traveller confidence by imposing stronger sanctions against passengers who refuse to wear face coverings on board their aircraft. In addition, some carriers are introducing health questionnaires and temperature checks as well as extending the amount of time they will keep the […]

American Airlines Strengthens Requirement That Customers Wear Face Coverings on Board

American Airlines announced a stronger policy for customer face coverings as part of its commitment to the safety and well-being of customers and team members. American, like other U.S. airlines, already requires customers to wear a face covering while on board aircraft. American already enforces this policy at the gate and will deny boarding to […]

American to Require Customers to Wear Face Coverings Starting May 11

American Airlines will soon require all customers traveling to wear a face covering (or mask) while 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 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]