American Airlines to Require Passengers to Don Face Masks in Airports and During Flights

By Kurt Stolz on 23 July 2020
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American Airlines employees at the new LaGuardia Airport

American Airlines said it would begin to require that all passengers over the age of 2 wear face masks at all times at the airport, in its lounges, and when on its aircraft.

“Due to safety risk of asymptomatic Covid-19 transmission by individuals without face coverings, all customers must wear a face covering from the time they enter their departure airport and not remove it until they exit their arrival airport,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline said there would be no exemptions for anyone over the age of 2.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one of the best ways we can slow the spread of COVID-19 is to wear a face covering,” said Alison Taylor, the airline’s chief customer officer.

The move comes one day after United Airlines announced a similar move, saying it would ban passengers who did not comply with the policy.

America did not say what consequences, if any, passengers would face if they failed to comply.

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