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This news comes days after Alaska Airlines announced it was making face covers mandatory for any passenger over the age of two and will even issue warnings or suspend future travel for a period of time if there is non-compliance. The new protocol has been in effect since Aug. 7.
Major airlines introduced mandatory mask policies several months ago and some are keeping an internal list of names of passengers who have refused to comply.
An American Airlines spokesperson told FOX Business that the company “has added some customers to that list,” which is a policy that has been in effect since June 16.
“American already enforces this policy at the gate and will deny boarding to customers who don’t comply. American now may also deny future travel for customers who refuse to wear a face covering,” a press release issued around the time of the policy update reads. “American made this change after working in conjunction with Airlines for America on an industrywide response.”
Delta Air Lines added an involved “Clearance-To-Fly” process in July for passengers who believe they have an underlying health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask. Exemptions are granted to passengers after they receive a consultation and clearance from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Although the process exists, the Delta is still encouraging passengers to reconsider travel by air if they can’t wear