THIS Airline is Becoming First in US to Require Face Masks
The last time I flew, there were no stay-at-home orders in place. Cities and states were operating pretty much as normal. That was early March. Everything changed right after that. My last flight felt weird. I knew I wouldn't be on another one for a while. Planes were more sparse. Still not many people were wearing face masks. Things were still so new!
That's all changed at this point, and I really have a hard time even thinking about when the next time I might get on a flight could be. When will it even be safe? Forget about allowed, when will it be safe and when will I feel safe to get on a plane for an unnecessary reason? I'm not sure.
But now JetBlue could ease some of those concerns, as it's now the first major U.S. airline to require all passengers to wear masks or face coverings while flying.
The policy will go into effect May 4.
"Wearing a face covering isn't about protecting yourself, it's about protecting those around you," the company president said. "This is the new flying etiquette. Onboard, cabin air is well circulated and cleaned through filters every few minutes, but this is a shared space where we have to be considerate of others."
I know that JetBlue isn't the most popular airline to fly out or into Boise, but you can expect that other airlines will take note and probably start requiring the same.
American Airlines also announced on Monday that its flight attendants will be required to wear masks on all mainline and regional flights beginning May 1.