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UA Face Mask Policy -- Masks no longer required on domestic & some intl flights

UA Face Mask Policy -- Masks no longer required on domestic & some intl flights

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For general travel info and inflight masking, see https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...tions-map.html , not a list but specific route masking information. Of course understanding things are dynamic and hard for any site to stay up-to-date.

18 April 2022
"NEW FROM UNITED AIRLINES: “Effective immediately, masks are no longer required at United on domestic flights, select international flights (dependent upon the arrival country’s mask requirements) or at U.S. airports.”"

This from Pete Muntean of CNN
International flights where masks may still be required (from 4/24 post):

Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Ecuador
Federated States of Micronesia
France
French Polynesia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hong Kong
India
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Netherlands
Nigeria
Palau
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Portugal
Scotland
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
St. Kitts
Taiwan
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
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Old Jul 3, 22, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by UA_Flyer View Post
Flights to Australia still require mask wearing in the flights. For those connecting on to VS within Australia, VS enforces it during flight and all airports in Australia require wearing masks inside the airports.
This is incorrect as regards Australian airports. The AHPPC proposed that mask wearing in airport terminals no longer be mandated from as early as midnight 17 June 2022, most states followed that advice pretty much immediately, all had followed it after a week.
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Old Jul 3, 22, 8:13 pm
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Mask requirements on UA's SIN-US flights

Question - on UA's direct flights from SIN, can one remove a mask once the plane is in the air (means leaving Singapore airspace) or FAs force pax to wear masks until you reach US?
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Old Jul 3, 22, 8:16 pm
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I was on UA2 a few weeks ago. Masks were optional once the door was closed and plane has pushed off the gate.
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Old Jul 3, 22, 8:37 pm
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Thanks for confirming it. Because some from Singapore are telling me that UA has to enforce masks onboard until the plane lends in the US according to Singapore authorities' directive
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Old Jul 4, 22, 4:56 am
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan View Post
Flew EWR -NRT July 1 - masks required and everyone complied for all 14 hours….
Same experience same day SFO-NRT. They said it’s because of Japan directive. Isn’t a closed UA plane under US jurisdiction generally? I can understand being told to wear when approaching NRT and certainly once landed, but from boarding in SFO? Why?
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Old Jul 4, 22, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
Same experience same day SFO-NRT. They said it’s because of Japan directive. Isn’t a closed UA plane under US jurisdiction generally? I can understand being told to wear when approaching NRT and certainly once landed, but from boarding in SFO? Why?
I'm guessing it's because the Japanese have said that if you want to fly here -- these are the rules.... I found it interesting that the pre-boarding announcements and inflight reminders caused no drama from the pax -- I guess we are all used to it....
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Old Jul 4, 22, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer View Post
Same experience same day SFO-NRT. They said it’s because of Japan directive. Isn’t a closed UA plane under US jurisdiction generally? I can understand being told to wear when approaching NRT and certainly once landed, but from boarding in SFO? Why?
I had the same thing last week flying to TPE. They made announcements during boarding in SFO that one requirement for flying to Taiwan was that passengers and crew must wear masks at all times on board except when eating. And same as bmwe92fan , everyone complied with no issue.
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Old Jul 4, 22, 4:28 pm
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Originally Posted by a5un View Post
I was on UA2 a few weeks ago. Masks were optional once the door was closed and plane has pushed off the gate.
My Aunt and Uncle said it was slightly different on their flight, the crew announced that masks had to be worn till the plane existed SIN airspace and about 10 minuets'ish after take-off the crew announced that those who would like to remove their masks may do so for the duration of the flight.
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Old Jul 4, 22, 6:15 pm
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Originally Posted by bmwe92fan View Post
I'm guessing it's because the Japanese have said that if you want to fly here -- these are the rules.... I found it interesting that the pre-boarding announcements and inflight reminders caused no drama from the pax -- I guess we are all used to it....
Originally Posted by uanj View Post
I had the same thing last week flying to TPE. They made announcements during boarding in SFO that one requirement for flying to Taiwan was that passengers and crew must wear masks at all times on board except when eating. And same as bmwe92fan , everyone complied with no issue.
I’m not surprised with the compliance, my flight included. The rationale for the requirement seems like a reach though.
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