Despite a Harvard study reported by the Washington Post in 2020 that indicates “flying can be safer than eating at a restaurant during the pandemic” due to “onboard systems that constantly circulate and refresh air,” airlines have begun conducting in-flight announcements to cudgel people into donning masks while eating and drinking.
In compliance with TSA’s orders to wear a mask “between bites and sips,” Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are among the corporations that state mask-wearing must occur while eating and drinking.
“You can briefly lower or remove your face covering while actively eating, drinking or taking oral medication, but it must be worn between bites and sips,” American Airlines says on its website.
“Masks must be worn at all times except while eating, drinking, or taking oral medications for brief periods,” Delta demands. “Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted for eating or drinking – masks must be worn between bites and sips. – READ MORE