United, American, Delta and Southwest Urge Biden To Drop Airline Mask Mandate

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By Martin Baccardax Airlines for America, a lobby group, says mask mandates are “no longer aligned with the realities of the current epidemiological environment”. U.S. Airline stocks moved higher Thursday after industry leaders urged President Joe Biden to lift the pandemic-era mask mandate on planes and in airports, arguing the rules a ‘no longer aligned’ to the current post-Covid environment. Airlines for America, a lobby group representing the biggest U.S. domestic and international carriers, wants the Biden Administration to drop predeparture test requirements, following similar decisions …

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