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World|life|June 16, 2020 / 04:46 PM
US airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

AKIPRESS.COM - Passengers could be barred from flying with US airlines if they refuse to wear face coverings during their journey, the industry's main lobby group said, Sky News reports.

The airlines, which include American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, will tell passengers what their individual face mask policies are is during the coronavirus pandemic.

Each carrier will decide what the repercussions are for passengers who fail to comply, including being put on that airline's no-fly list or being barred from boarding.

There will be exemptions, including when people are eating or drinking.

Carriers with the stricter policy include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines, lobby group Airlines for America said in a statement.

United said those who do not comply with the rule will be placed on an internal travel restriction list, preventing them from flying with the airline for a set time period.

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