This week, a plane sitting on the tarmac in Las Vegas headed for Charlotte if it could get off the ground was the site of a face mask altercation. American Airlines (along with all the others who fell into the lemming line) requires face masks on all its flights and one person refused to comply.
Then things got ugly.
— Caryn Ross (@SuperSassyMama) August 17, 2020
“On Monday, a customer on American Airlines Flight 1665 with service from Las Vegas to Charlotte failed to comply with our mandatory face-covering policy after boarding the aircraft prior to departure. In accordance with our policy, the customer was subsequently asked to leave the aircraft and became disruptive, resulting in an altercation with other passengers.”
“American, like other U.S. airlines, began requiring customers to wear a face-covering while onboard aircraft beginning May 11. We have since strengthened our policy to require face coverings be worn at airports and onboard, and announced in June that we may deny future travel for customers who refuse to wear a face-covering for the duration of this requirement.”
In the court of opinion, it seems that the airlines are saying to the American people “it’s our way or the highway” quite literally as for all the locking down, the interstate system is still available for travel.
How the airlines are going to survive with a number of Americans not complying with this mandate will be interesting to behold in the future.