Wear a Mask or Don’t Fly

United Airlines is getting totally serious about the safety of their customers and employees. Effective this coming Friday, June 18th, the carrier will place any uncooperative passenger who doesnt follow its mask policy on an internal travel restriction list. What does this mean? Specifically, unabiding customers will lose their travel privileges for an indefinite lengthy of time that will be determined after a close review of the incident in question. The minimum no-fly designation will be for no less than 60 days.

Passengers with a medical condition or disability that precludes them from wearing a mask will be excluded from the new rules. If a flight attendant has determined that a customer isn’t exempt and has advised them of the mandatory mask requirement, the airline will offer to provide one free-of-charge. If the passenger continues their non-compliance they will be provided with an information card about United’s policy and the consequences of not following the rules. As a last resort, the cabin crew will file a report of the incident upon arrival at the next destination.

United has been requiring face masks since May 4, but is taking this stricter stance to deal with the small number of passengers who remain obstinate about the mask stipulation.

Published by iFlyMSP

After a 35-year travel industry career, the time has come to kick back and relax. Well, not exactly, but it is time to travel without a business schedule dictating where and when. Over the years I've traveled extensively by air for work, both domestically and internationally. I've been to some incredibly exciting and beautiful destinations, and some others, not so much. So now it's my turn (and hopefully yours), to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. Whether you want to discover the U.S. or another continent, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is a great starting point. And that's what this blog is all about. I'm not here to assist the rich and famous in figuring out how to best earn and utilize their millions of airline miles and hotel points. Instead, my focus will be on the average Joe and Josephine. Hard-working people (like you!) who have saved up over time for their once or twice a year escape from reality. So if you're contemplating a getaway from MSP or the Upper Midwest via the Twin Cities, you've come to the right place. Happy trails!

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