As the coronavirus pandemic continues, JetBlue Airways will require passengers to wear face masks or other face coverings from May 4. It is the first U.S. airline to do so and help in the slow down of the spread of the virus.
Air travel continues to increase while the country slowly starts to reopen, it’s imperative that the flying public feel safe and comfortable in doing so. To accomplish this goal and protect both crew members and passengers this step has been taken.
JetBlue passengers will have to wear a mask or other face covering during airport check-in, on the plane and when they get off the plane.
The airline said it will notify passengers about the new requirement via email before their flight and at the airport. One exception: small children who are not able to keep a face mask on. JetBlue will have a small number of masks for passengers who don’t bring.
On the other hand Delta, which recommends travelers wear a mask but hasn’t made it a requirement yet, has been providing masks to travelers who don’t bring them.
And American Airlines said on Monday that it will begin offering face masks and sanitizing wipes or gels to passengers in early May.