JetBlue has announced that moving forward all passengers must wear masks when boarding their aircrafts. The policy will be implemented beginning on Monday. Furthermore, the airline will attempt to remind passengers of their new policy prior to their fight as well.
“Wearing a face covering isn’t about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting those around you,” JetBlue President and COO Joanna Geraghty said.
“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,” she added.
“Good job, JetBlue, for being the first U.S. airline to take this responsible step, which the C.D.C. advises will help slow the spread of the virus,” Association of Flight Attendants President Sara Nelson responded.
Prior to their newest policy, JetBlue had required all crew members to wear face masks while working. At this time, there is no word on how long the policy will remain in place.