It is the first major US airline to take such a step, according to a major flight attendants’ union.
“This is the new flying etiquette. Onboard, cabin air is well circulated and cleaned through filters every few minutes but this is a shared space where we have to be considerate of others. We are also asking our customers to follow these CDC guidelines in the airport as well.”
The policy comes after the airline began requiring all crew members to wear face coverings while working.