Coronavirus: Does your airline require you to wear a face mask?

Many North American airlines have begun requiring passengers to wear face masks to aid in coronavirus prevention efforts. If you have to fly, scroll through to see if your airline is one of them and whether it will provide a mask or if you need to bring you own.

Alaska Airlines: The Seattle-based carrier is requiring passengers wear face coverings starting Monday, May 11.
Where do you have to wear a mask? According to the airline's travel advisory page, face coverings are required "throughout the airport and flight experience."
Do you need to bring your own mask? Yes; however, the airline will provide a mask to any passenger who needs one.

Allegiant Air: While the Las Vegas-based budget carrier is not requiring its customers to wear masks, it began providing them free of charge the week of May 4.
Where do you have to wear a mask? Although Allegiant is not requiring masks to be worn during flight, they may be mandatory in any airports a customer passes through during a trip.
Do you need to bring your own mask? No. Allegiant will provide kits containing single-use mask, non-latex gloves and cleaning wipes to passengers as they board their flights.

American Airlines: The Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier "strongly encourages" passengers to wear masks, effective Monday, May 11. It also noted that some airports may require them at the beginning or end of a trip due to local orders.
Where do you have to wear a mask? While American doesn't mandate the wearing of masks, it noted that passengers may be required by local law to wear one in the airport where their trips begin, where it ends or while making connections.
Do you need to bring your own mask? Yes, for the time being.  Passengers should bring their own masks until the airline can begin providing them, said Kurt Stache, American's senior vice president of customer experience.

Delta Air Lines: The Atlanta-based carrier began requiring passengers to wear masks on May 4. "We believe this change will give customers and employees some additional comfort when traveling with us," said Bill Lentsch, Delta's chief customer experience officer.
Where do you have to wear a mask? Check-in areas, lounges, boarding areas, jet bridges and on the plane, except during meal service.
Do you need to bring your own mask? Yes, although Delta will provide masks to any passenger who needs one.

Frontier Airlines: Effective Friday, May 8, all passengers must cover their noses and mouths throughout their journeys.
Where do you have to wear a mask? "This will include all ticket counters, gate areas, and onboard our aircraft," the Denver-based budget carrier said.
Do you need to bring your own mask? Yes. The airline even provides tips on how to easily make one.

JetBlue: The New York-based carrier made face coverings mandatory for passengers effective May 4.
Where do you have to wear a mask? During check-in, boarding, in flight and deplaning, according to its travel alerts page
Do you need to bring your own mask? Yes. 

Spirit Airlines: The budget carrier, based in Miramar, Florida, is making face coverings mandatory beginning May 11.
Where do you have to wear a mask? Guests without a face covering will not be permitted to board the plane, Spirit said on its website.
Do you have to bring your own mask? Yes. Spirit provides instructions on making your own.

Southwest Airlines: The Dallas-based airline begins requiring passengers to wear a mask beginning May 11.
Where do you have to wear a mask? They are required "while traveling," the airline said on its website.
Do you have to bring your own mask? Yes, though Southwest said it will provide a mask to anyone who needs one.

United Airlines: The airline, which is headquartered in Chicago, began requiring passengers to wear masks beginning May 4.
Where do you have to wear a mask?  On the aircraft, except when eating or drinking or in the event the cabin becomes depressurized. Elsewhere during travel, United advises customers follow local guidelines.
Do you have to bring your own mask? Yes, though United said it will provide a mask to anyone who needs one.

Air Canada: The Montreal-based carrier has been requiring passengers to don face coverings since April 20 in accordance with an order by that country's transport minister.
Where do you have to wear a mask? "Customers will need to wear their face covering at the gate, where they will be required to lower it for identification purposes on photo IDs, as required by Canadian regulations," Air Canada said on its website. "While on board, customers are further required to wear their face covering at all times except to eat and drink or, in case of an inflight emergency should the oxygen masks be deployed, or when, in the judgement of the crew, appropriate physical distancing can be maintained."
Do you have to bring your own mask? Yes. "Customers must bring their own face coverings which will be verified prior to boarding all Air Canada flights and prior to security screening at Canadian airports," the carrier said. It expressly said it will not provide them.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/airline-news/2020/05/05/coronavirus-these-airlines-require-passengers-wear-face-masks/3085794001/

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