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I should have realized how masking aficionados would react to the dropping of airline mask mandates. They are furious and threatening to not fly, meaning commercial flights could be mercifully free of mask Karens. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
Some quotes from the article:
“When I bought my tickets for me, my wife (who is pregnant), and our unvaccinated 4-year-old, I assumed you would continue to have a mask mandate,” Dr. Jeremy Faust tweeted shortly after the mandate was lifted by U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Florida. “Now you cancel it and we will have to board our return flight under your new no mask required policy?! Thanks so much.”
“Epidemiologist Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding tweeted that the coronavirus pandemic is not “over” and called for a boycott of Alaska Airlines, which he suggested is an “idiot airline”, until the company implements its own mask mandate.“
“I’m so frustrated,” one user wrote. “We have tickets to fly this weekend, which felt like a tolerable risk only because everyone is required to wear a mask. Now we have to sit in a tube with 200 people (some of whom will certainly be + for Covid) and risk getting sick, or cancel our trip. Pissed.”
I don’t see a downside to not sharing a flight with these people.Published in