Alaska Airlines announced its intention to crack down on its mask mandate, requiring all travelers ages two and up to wear a mask or face covering at both the airport and on the aircraft, with “no exceptions.”
While Alaska Airlines issued a mask mandate in May and acknowledged that the “overwhelming majority of guests have respected the requirement,” the airline said many travelers have expressed concern over those who are not adhering to it.
If a guest refuses to wear a mask after boarding their flight, they will be suspended from future travel,” a release detailing the new rules states.
Some, like Alaska Airlines and United, are suspending travelers who refuse to adhere to the requirements.
Others are denying those who refuse to wear a mask from boarding the aircraft.