Here is where each Airline stands on requiring masks on flights now
After court ruling, it's up to passengers and employees if they want to wear them
Undated (WDEF) – After the ruling by a Federal Court in Florida on Monday, the travel industry is changing their mask requirements.
Uber and Lyft are dropping their mask requirements for both drivers and passengers.
Many airline passengers cheered as pilots announced that masks would no longer require them to wear them.
All of the major airlines are dropping the mandate, but some local and international ordinances may still be in place.
They had lobbied the government to drop them before now, but the CDC kept the mandate on through May 3rd.
Here is where each airline stands right now:
“In accordance with the Transportation Security Administration no longer enforcing the federal face mask mandate, face masks will no longer be required for our customers and team members at U.S. airports on domestic flights.”
Delta Air Lines
“Effective immediately, masks are optional for all airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and onboard aircraft.”
Employees can still wear them if they wish.
“You may experience inconsistent enforcement during the next 24 hours as this news is more broadly communicated — remember to show understanding and patience with others who may not be aware enforcement is no longer required.”
Masks are optional.
“Effective immediately, Southwest Employees and Customers will be able to choose whether they would like to wear a mask, and we encourage individuals to make the best decision to support their personal wellbeing.”
“Effective immediately, masks are no longer required at United on domestic flights, select international flights (dependent upon the arrival country’s mask requirements) or at U.S. airports.”
“While this means that our employees are no longer required to wear a mask — and no longer have to enforce a mask requirement for most of the flying public — they will be able to wear masks if they choose to do so, as the CDC continues to strongly recommend wearing a mask on public transit.”