American Airlines to Require All Passengers to Wear Masks


FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - American Airlines will soon require all passengers to wear a mask when they travel with the airline.

The pilots and flight attendants have been asking for this rule for weeks, and now it's being made policy.

As of May 11th, American Ailrine makes coverings over the mouth and nose mandatory for all passengers as soon as they come aboard.

The only exceptions are very small children and for those who have a health condition making it un-advisable.

By the same tokens, the flight attendants also have to wear masks during every flight.

American is the third US carrier to make the masks mandatory for the passengers, behind Frontier and Jet Blue.

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