FAA will not make travelers wear masks; which airlines require them?

FAA will not make travelers wear masks; which airlines require them?

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that the agency will not require those flying on commercial aircraft to wear a face covering, instead leaving the decision to individual airlines. Administrator Stephen Dickson testified before a Senate committee that his agency is not charged with maintaining public health measures for those who fly.…

Only ‘guidelines’: FAA won’t make wearing of face masks on airlines mandatory

Only ‘guidelines’: FAA won’t make wearing of face masks on airlines mandatory

The Federal Aviation Administration won’t require the wearing of masks on commercial aircraft, continuing to leave that issue to individual airlines, the agency’s chief said Wednesday. Administrator Stephen Dickson told a Senate committee that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not the FAA, is the lead agency charged with requiring safety precautions against the spread of the…

US airlines may ban passengers if they don’t wear face masks

US airlines may ban passengers if they don’t wear face masks

United and American Airlines said Monday that they will temporarily ban passengers who don’t comply with a new industry-wide mandatory mask policy that goes into effect this week. The new policy announced this week by industry trade organization Airlines for America covers United, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and JetBlue. Face coverings will now be required on all…

US airlines can resume limited flights to China

US airlines can resume limited flights to China

The three largest US airlines: American airlines (AAL), United airlines (UAL) and Delta Airlines (DAL) They were all flying to China before the coronavirus pandemic, but demand fell sharply as the outbreak took hold and they finally suspended their flights in February when the United States government imposed travel restrictions. Four Chinese carriers operated during the pandemic with a reduced schedule of one…

How much coronavirus risk is there in common travel activities? We asked an expert

How much coronavirus risk is there in common travel activities? We asked an expert

Travel in the middle of a global pandemic presents challenges, with each activity carrying its own level of risk for coronavirus. Joseph Khabbaza, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cleveland Clinic, said some of the biggest questions he’s getting relate to travel activities.  Khabazza, who treats coronavirus patients, said the primary path of transmission is…