Alaska Airlines to Require All Passengers to Wear Masks ‘With No Exceptions’

By Paul Riegler on 5 August 2020
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An Alaska flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C

Alaska Airlines modified its face mask policy to ensure that all passengers don masks on its flights.

“Effective Aug. 7, all Alaska guests age 2 and older will be required to wear a cloth mask or face covering over their nose and mouth – with no exceptions,” the airline said in a statement.

“Passengers who do not comply with the requirement will not be permitted to travel,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline also said that face masks with valves or exhausts were not acceptable for flight.

In June, Alaska began to have its flight attendants hand out yellow cards to noncompliant cards. These cards advised them of the policy and of potential consequences of not doing so.  Effective immediately, a passenger who does not comply with the policy after receiving a yellow card will be barred from flying on the airline. This includes any connecting or return flights that the passenger might have already booked and begun to fly.

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