Masks No Longer Required on U.S. Airlines

Masks No Longer Required on U.S. Airlines

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On Monday April 18th, many major U.S. airlines dropped their mask mandates after a federal judge ruled Biden’s transportation mask mandates unlawful.

U.S. District Judge in Florida, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, ordered that the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) travel mask mandate be dropped. While the ruling is under review, the mandate will no longer take effect. 

The following airlines have dropped their mask mandates:

  • Delta
  • United-masks only required on select international flights
  • Alaska Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • American Airlines-masks no longer required on domestic flights
  • Southwest
  • Frontier-masks no longer required on domestic flights

An exciting moment was shared on a Delta flight from New York City to San Francisco when the news of the dropped mandate reached the staff. They said that there was an “eruption of cheer and applause aboard the flight.” Now, after over two years of COVID restrictions and mask mandates, many airline customers and staff members are elated to hear of the new change.