face mask q suite

Old Mar 21, 21, 2:53 pm
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face mask q suite

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is a face mask (the one that covers your mouth) mandatory in q suite? I hear conflicting stories.

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Old Mar 21, 21, 4:40 pm
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It is not.
(personal experience from two QSuite flights a couple of weeks ago).
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Old Mar 21, 21, 4:41 pm
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It is mandatory during boarding, disembarking, and whenever you are out of your seat (eg. going to the toilet).
When in your seat, it is not required but encouraged.
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Old Mar 21, 21, 10:45 pm
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I took a flight with QR from DOH-SYD a few days ago in QSuites and was told that it was strictly mandatory to keep it on at all times unless eating or drinking. Perhaps it is route specific?
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Old Mar 22, 21, 12:50 am
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It is not in Business or First while lying flat, but is still mandatory in economy or while not reclining--this is probably where the conflict is?
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Old Mar 22, 21, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by travelingdrsuz View Post
It is not in Business or First while lying flat, but is still mandatory in economy or while not reclining--this is probably where the conflict is?
I can only go on what happened on my particular flight. I was in Business (QSuite) and various cabin crew gently reminded several people in Business to put our masks back on, also while lying flat. I'm unsure if this is route specific or only happened on my flight.
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Old Mar 22, 21, 2:07 am
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Wife and I flew QSuites MNL>DOH>JFK and only needed to wear them when boarding, getting off the planes, or going to the restroom.
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Old Mar 22, 21, 3:52 am
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Some governments have their own requirement about masks ( including the US Federal Mask law which Biden implemented during his first day ), in these cases QR could not override any law and allow passengers seated without a mask.
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Old Mar 22, 21, 8:31 am
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like others have said.. once in your seat.. masks and the face shield they provide and require off.. until you land...
I almost felt human again .. flying without a mask
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Old Mar 22, 21, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
Some governments have their own requirement about masks ( including the US Federal Mask law which Biden implemented during his first day ), in these cases QR could not override any law and allow passengers seated without a mask.
Some local government law would apply to domestic flights or while in domestic airspace. Also to domestic airlines flying abroad.
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Old Mar 22, 21, 9:38 am
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like others have said.. once in your seat.. masks and the face shield they provide and require off.. until you land...
I almost felt human again .. flying without a mask
Face shields are long gone on QR since the new year.
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Old Mar 22, 21, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete View Post
Face shields are long gone on QR since the new year.
Face shields are still there on specific routes where local governments mandate the use of shields

I flew from MAD-DOH-DEL and return on the Qsuites + Regular J. On the Qsuites, when I asked the crew, they told me it isnt mandatory, though it is better to close the door and be mask free.
On the Regular J product, they told me while sleeping it isnt mandatory.
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Old Mar 22, 21, 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
Some governments have their own requirement about masks ( including the US Federal Mask law which Biden implemented during his first day ), in these cases QR could not override any law and allow passengers seated without a mask.
That's what I was wondering, too. But wouldn't that just be over US airspace? I am flying a QSuite in May, IAH-Doha, so I guess I will see what happens when we're over the Atlantic? Not sure how that works?
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Old Mar 23, 21, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by travelingdrsuz View Post
That's what I was wondering, too. But wouldn't that just be over US airspace? I am flying a QSuite in May, IAH-Doha, so I guess I will see what happens when we're over the Atlantic? Not sure how that works?
Unfortunately, this law applies for the duration of flight for all flights from/to the USA despite the carrier being a US carrier or a foreign one.

Before this law came in place, I didn't have a problem not wearing a mask inside a QSuite while I was seated and I wasn't waken up because I slept with my mask off during that flight.
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Old Mar 23, 21, 9:32 am
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just took a trip ORD-DOH-DXB, no face masks required in your Qsuite. In addition, I personally validated this from QR internal VP as well. I wonder if its a Australia thing on inbound flights.
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