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Breaking: Several airlines are dropping the face mask mandate after new ruling

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Breaking: Several airlines are dropping the face mask mandate after new ruling
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Your trip to Disney is about to become 100% mask free. Here are the airlines who are dropping the face mask mandate after the new ruling.

Mask Mandate

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Love them or hate them, masks have been a part of life for the majority of the last two years. While many states have dropped requirements, federal law has required them on public transportation. Disney only recently dropped their requirements in the last several weeks.

A federal judge in Florida ruled today that the CDC overstepped its authority when it issued a mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation.

The decision Monday by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, also said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention improperly failed to justify its decision and did not follow proper rule making.

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See Susan’s story HERE.

While we are still waiting for Disney to make an official announcement about whether or not they will continue to be required on the monorail and buses, your flight down to Disney is about to be mask free.

Airlines dropping the mandate

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With the TSA unable to enforce face coverings on airplanes or in airports, several companies are dropping all requirements. So far, the following airlines are no longer requiring their customers or employees to wear masks:

  • American Airlines
  • Southwest
  • Delta
  • Amtrak

This change goes into effect immediately. Additionally, we fully expect more to follow suit in the coming days.

Check out this statement from Southwest:

As a result of this development, effectively immediately, Southwest Employees and Customers will be able to choose whether they would like to wear a mask, and we encourage individuals to make the best decision to support their personal wellbeing.

And, this one from Delta:

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Effective immediately, masks are optional for all airport employees, crew members and customers inside U.S. airports and on board all aircraft domestically, as well as on most international flights.

With no more masks or social distancing at Disney, I fully expect the company to issue a statement soon regarding masks on its public transportation systems. Stay tuned and we will be sure to share more information as it becomes available.

Masks on planes? Yay or nay? Let us know what you think about airlines dropping the mask requirements in the comments below and on Facebook.

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