One storyline that has developed over the coronavirus pandemic is the U.S. airlines’ approach to face masks. While the airlines were slow to adopt mandatory mask rules for passengers, all of them are now mandating that passengers bring a face covering and wear it at the airport, on the jet bridge and onboard the aircraft.
If you only bring your mask but refuse to wear it onboard, airlines had been hesitant to cause a scene. Delta’s CEO said in an interview that a passenger would not be removed from a plane for not wearing a mask.
Just over the last two weeks, airlines have started to enforce the mask rule by preventing rule-breakers from flying in the future. American Airlines says that it would take several infractions to be banned from flying and Alaska Airlines is now handing out cards that warn passengers that this is their final notice about not wearing a mask before possibly getting suspended from future flights on the airline.
United has taken a strong stance on passengers wearing masks with CEO Scott Kirby now warning passengers to wear a mask or risk getting banned from the airline for the duration of the pandemic.
So what is Spirit Airlines policy on face masks?
Like all of the other airlines, Spirit requires face coverings for all guests and team members.
Effective May 11, Guests will be required to wear appropriate face coverings (over the nose and mouth) when traveling with Spirit. Young children are exempt from this requirement. Click here to view the CDC’s face cover guidelines that include directions on how to make your own.
I love Spirit’s answer to those who say, “I can’t wear a mask because of….”
Guests with a medical condition that prohibits a face covering directly over the mouth and nose must wear a face shield during travel.
But what if you make it all the way through the airport and get to the gate and still don’t have a face mask/covering/shield? Don’t worry, Spirit has your back.
*Should you need a face covering, Spirit will provide one for $3.Spirit will donate the proceeds of the purchase price of each face mask sold between May 11, 2020 and June 30, 2020. This purchase is not tax deductible.
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