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Articles tagged “masks”

Coronavirus

CDC Declines to Lift Airplane Mask Mandate Despite Easing Covid Guidelines

Lifting the airplane mask mandate would've been an awfully premature victory lap considering the fight against Covid is far from over.

CDC Declines to Lift Airplane Mask Mandate Despite Easing Covid Guidelines

Coronavirus

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate

The continuing anger expressed by many surrounding the federal mask mandate always led to the possibility of political figures seeking allies in courts to get it thrown out. Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton - who is a spotlight of a criminal probe – is leading the charge.

Texas Top Cop Sues White House to Overturn Airplane Mask Mandate

Airlines

TAP Air Portugal CEO Says Airline Passengers Will Wear Masks Forever

Christine Ourmières-Widener suggests that airplane mask mandates could be a forever thing — which would be certain to keep the unruly passenger factor stoked on board flights.

TAP Air Portugal CEO Says Airline Passengers Will Wear Masks Forever

Airlines

Southwest Airlines to Resume Alcohol Sales After a Two-Year Hiatus

Customers have "expressed a desire for more beverage options," as the airline's customer relations chief so politely put it. The flight attendants' union is worried passengers won't be so well mannered following a few drinks after take-off.

Southwest Airlines to Resume Alcohol Sales After a Two-Year Hiatus

Airlines

U.S. Airline CEOs Support Lifting Mask Mandates and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, several U.S. airline CEOs argue that federal mask mandates are no longer necessary, Amazon is enabling travelers to make payments using their palms, and numerous pandemic travel myths are debunked.

U.S. Airline CEOs Support Lifting Mask Mandates and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Airlines

Flyers Face Higher Fines for Refusing to Wear Masks

The threat of an increased penalty should motivate more travelers to wear masks at airports since few things attract people's attention more than possibly taking their money.

Flyers Face Higher Fines for Refusing to Wear Masks

Airlines

20 Years After 9/11 a Resilient Airline Industry Faces New Challenges

There were naysayers after 9/11 that said people would never fly again in droves out of security concerns, and now Covid and its variant joint-venture partners have rocked the travel industry. History has shown, however, that "travel" and the human spirit are indomitable.

20 Years After 9/11 a Resilient Airline Industry Faces New Challenges

Tourism

Disney World and Other U.S. Theme Parks Update Mask Rules

Masks off! Visitors to Disney and SeaWorld amusement parks in the U.S. will like the fresh air of relaxed rules under many circumstances.

Disney World and Other U.S. Theme Parks Update Mask Rules

Airlines

Mask Mandate Remains for Planes and Trains Under Relaxed Rules for Vaccinated Americans

Vaccinated Americans can leave their masks at home in most instances under new CDC guidelines. But masks are still required on planes, trains and most modes of public transportation through at least the fall.

Mask Mandate Remains for Planes and Trains Under Relaxed Rules for Vaccinated Americans

Business Travel

Biden Relaxing Outdoor Mask Guidance Offers More Potential for Travel

President Biden echoing the new CDC guidance on masks outdoors is one more step toward a pandemic recovery and instilling confidence in travelers looking to take it outside this summer.

Biden Relaxing Outdoor Mask Guidance Offers More Potential for Travel