What previously might have been interpreted as a suggestion
is now becoming a reality for many airline passengers.
U.S. carriers are cracking down on passengers who do not
wear face masks aboard flights and have started to ban some
travelers who refuse. Airlines had been lax in their enforcement
of the rule, which led many ticket-holders to the belief that wearing
a mask was a personal choice.
Delta Air Lines is the latest carrier to bring the hammer down,
according to CNN.
“So far, there have thankfully only been a handful of cases,
but we have already banned some passengers from future travel on Delta
for refusing to wear masks on board,”
wrote CEO Ed Bastian in a memo to Delta employees Thursday.