the Three largest U.S. airlines – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – decided not to force passengers to wear masks on Board. However, according to Reuters, the relief only become effective in the aircraft cabin.
“the Role of flight attendants in respect of this rule is to provide information, not coercion”, – said in a statement American Airlines. It is clarified that if during the flight the client decides to remove the mask – this will not be the reason for the emergency measures. In particular, the pilots will deploy the aircraft to return to airport of departure. At the same time it is emphasized that the passenger may be denied boarding on the plane in the absence of the mask.
Earlier, the head of Boeing David Calhoun expressed the opinion that before the end of the year, American airlines will restore the volume of traffic is not more than 50 percent.