Airlines Can Now Permanently Ban Flyers Who Remove Protective Masks

Travelers who remove their protective masks after boarding flights could find themselves permanently banned fro flying.

According to a lobby group that represents major U.S. airlines, the companies now have the power to permanently ban travelers who remove their masks after boarding flights.

Previously, airlines employees could prevent anyone not wearing a mask from boarding, but couldn't do anything to those who removed them once the flight was in the air.

Although this gives carriers the option to ban flyers, each will decide whether or not it will enforcethe policy.

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