Beginning April 24, United Airlines will require flight attendants to wear masks while on duty. 

United said the directive is in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance for situations in which social distancing is difficult. United is the second mainline U.S. carrier with such a directive in place, joining Frontier.

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents United flight attendants, on Thursday penned a letter to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Health and Human Services imploring the federal government to mandate masks for all commercial flight crews and passengers. 

At least 250 U.S. flight attendants have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, according to the union.

Comments

From Our Partners


From Our Partners

2020 Los Cabos Webinar
Travel Safety in Los Cabos
Register Now
We Love Travel Advisors 2021
We Love Travel Advisors 2021 Guide
Read More
2019 Xanterra Webinar Logo
Close to Home, A World Away – Exploring Near and Far with the Xanterra Travel Collection
Register Now

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI