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UA COVID19 precautions: **REQUIRING** mask usage per CDC/DoT

UA COVID19 precautions: **REQUIRING** mask usage per CDC/DoT

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Debating the value of masks is not appropriate for the UA forum -- we will discuss the UA requirements, enforcement and/or compliance. The value of masks is not UA specific issue (and not airline industry-specific either) and is best discussed elsewhere in a more universal format

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.22 April UA to provide "Social distancing" by blocking middles from advance seat assignments -- note middles can be assigned for those traveling together or at the gate if needed ... example notice and COVID-19: What we're doing to keep customers and employees safe


20 May 2020 United Launches United CleanPlus: A New Standard of Cleanliness and Safety in Partnership with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic ... (post)
"allowing customers to take alternative flights when we expect a flight to operate over 70% capacity." is included in the above announvement
Also NSRA not allowed if above 70%

15 June 2020 United Airlines Strengthens Onboard Mask Policy to Further Protect Passengers and Employees Against COVID-19 Spread ... (post)

July 2020 -- appears UA has dropped blocking pre-assignment of middles, still notifying if 70% booked

20 July -- "Traveling is different now, but we're still committed to your safety What to expect when you travel next", e-mail

22 July -- United Extends Mask Requirements to Airports






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Old Jun 19, 21, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by TomMM View Post
Aren't there reports of DL FAs walking down the aisle with a sign informing passengers to put their masks on?
Like this post in the DL forum?
"Next, FA's came down the aisles with a plastic covered poster reminding all to mask-up."

There's Delta has put 240 people on ‘no fly list’ for not wearing masks, DL has been in the vanguard of publicizing the number of passengers put on their no fly list.

As stated earlier there have been a full range of experiences of all domestic carriers -- very crew dependent

BUT let's focus on UA here
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Old Jun 19, 21, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by TomMM View Post
Aren't there reports of DL FAs walking down the aisle with a sign informing passengers to put their masks on?
Right, I was referring specifically to during food/beverage service. As far as I've seen, UA is the only airline policing this to any level.
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Old Jun 19, 21, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
So it must be true.
It is in TSA Security Directive 1542-21-01A. The security directive was issued by the TSA under authority granted under 49 U.S.C. 114 and 44903; 49 CFR 1542.303.

https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/fi...542-21-01a.pdf

The "between bites and sips" language comes from paragraph C.D.2 on page 3 of the pdf file.

The current security directive expires on September 13, 2021.

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Old Jun 19, 21, 1:09 pm
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I actually do put my mask on between sips. Not always between bites--it depends how long it is between bites. No one else knows my vaccination status and I don't know theirs. I feel safer (and am safer) when the rules are followed and, when necessary, enforced. (Yes, I recognize it can be challenging in some circumstances, such as with two year olds.)
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Old Jun 20, 21, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
It is in TSA Security Directive 1542-21-01A. The security directive was issued by the TSA under authority granted under 49 U.S.C. 114 and 44903; 49 CFR 1542.303.

https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/fi...542-21-01a.pdf

The "between bites and sips" language comes from paragraph C.D.2 on page 3 of the pdf file.

The current security directive expires on September 13, 2021.
Agreed. But that is a Federal directive, not a Federal law.

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Old Jun 20, 21, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
Agreed. But that is a Federal directive, not a Federal law.
Makes no difference in practice. It is a Federal requirement with which the airlines must comply. The authority under which the TSA issued the directive is granted by US regulation (CFR) and law (USC). The requirement to issue it came from the President's January 20 Executive Order.

For this to change prior to September 13, action must come from Congress or the President. Let your voices be heard by your elected representatives whether you are in favor of early termination, extension beyond September, or maintaining the status quo. No one with an airline ID badge can do a thing about it.
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Old Jun 20, 21, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by DELee View Post
Agreed. But that is a Federal directive, not a Federal law.

David
Federal law requires airlines and you to follow the Federal directive.

So in reality, the distinction does not matter.
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