Higher late than by no means, I suppose?
Allegiant Air would require face coverings
For fairly some time now, Allegiant Air has been the one main US airline to not require passengers to put on masks. That can lastly be altering. As of July 2, 2020, Allegiant Air would require passengers to put on face masks always when touring, together with on the ticket counter and gate, throughout boarding, and whereas onboard the plane.
@OneMileataTime haven’t seen this introduced wherever, right here is an e-mail this morning from @Allegiant pic.twitter.com/qD7soUWun2
— Brady Duran (@braden_duran) June 26, 2020
Why did it take Allegiant so lengthy so as to add this rule?
Final week I wrote about how Allegiant Air was the one main US airline to not require face coverings throughout journey. Right here’s how the airline justified the coverage:
“We’re consistently evaluating our insurance policies to make sure they greatest meet our clients’ wants. We strongly encourage passengers to put on face masks in all of our communications with them. We ship reminder emails earlier than their flights and make bulletins on the gate and on board every flight. Nonetheless, we discover that almost all of our passengers have already adopted mask-wearing as an ordinary follow. We’ve additionally heard from clients with bronchial asthma and different well being situations who say they will’t put on masks. We wish to guarantee our insurance policies accommodate them, as properly.
As an additional precaution, we offer every passenger with a free well being and security equipment as they board their flights. The kits embrace a masks, gloves and sanitizing wipes. Passengers are likely to have already got their very own wipes and masks however they admire the additional provides we offer.”
On the one hand, I can admire the problem another airways have in terms of imposing face masks insurance policies. I don’t love the truth that airways have created face masks insurance policies they will’t implement, particularly since many individuals depend on others to put on masks so as to really feel snug on planes.
Then again, no less than attempting to require face masks for use appears higher than not requiring it.
Allegiant Air will develop into the final main US airline to require passengers to put on face masks as of July 2, 2020. Welcome to the membership, Allegiant!