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Politics American ‘Reached Out’ to Cruz About Not Wearing Mask on Flight

02:15  14 july  2020
02:15  14 july  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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He also posted pictures of Cruz before the flight also not wearing a mask at the airport. The union for American Airlines pilots is pushing for a law or federal rule to require face masks on board. Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, said last week that while most passengers are

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(Bloomberg) -- American Airlines Group Inc. said it had “reached out” to Senator Ted Cruz after he was photographed in an airport and on a plane not wearing a mask in spite of the carrier’s requirement that passengers cover their faces.

Ted Cruz wearing a suit and tie: Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks to members of the media in the Senate Subway at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Senators will spend the next two days grilling President Donald Trump's defense team and House impeachment managers, with Senate Majority Leader McConnell trying to salvage his plans for a quick trial, which hinge on a pivotal vote on witnesses that could be held Friday. © Bloomberg Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, speaks to members of the media in the Senate Subway at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Senators will spend the next two days grilling President Donald Trump's defense team and House impeachment managers, with Senate Majority Leader McConnell trying to salvage his plans for a quick trial, which hinge on a pivotal vote on witnesses that could be held Friday.

The pictures of Cruz, a Texas Republican who is chairman of the Aviation and Space Subcommittee, were posted to Twitter by a staff member of the House Democratic campaign arm.

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Texas senator Ted Cruz appeared to contravene an airline’s mandate on masks this weekend when he was pictured without one. He added: “This was on an American Airlines flight — their policy clearly states that masks should be worn on the flight .” Mr Enad said Mr Cruz had not been asked to wear

Mandatory face masks for airline flights are already being challenged on planes, putting carriers in the American Airlines confirmed that Straka was asked to leave after declining to comply with the company’s face mask policy. Our team is reviewing this incident, and we have reached out to Mr

Like other U.S. airlines trying to lure passengers back in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, American requires everyone except small children and those with disabilities to wear masks. People can remove them while eating or drinking. Passengers who refuse can be prevented from boarding or barred from later flights, according to the airline policy.

“For the well-being of our customers and team members, we require face coverings to be worn onboard, and we expect our customers to comply with our policies when they choose to travel with us,” the airline said in a statement on Monday evening. “As we do in all instances like these, we reviewed the details of the matter, and while our policy does not apply while eating or drinking, we have reached out to Senator Cruz to affirm the importance of this policy as part of our commitment to protecting the health and safety of the traveling public.”

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Texas senator Ted Cruz appeared to contravene an airline’s mandate on masks this weekend when he In a picture shared online on Sunday, Mr Cruz was onboard an American Airlines departure when he was Mr Cruz , who was pictured with a coffee in hand, was said to have “ not worn a mask once”.

American Airlines has removed a passenger from a flight after he refused to wear a face covering in compliance with its Covid-19 safety policy. Brandon Straka was asked to wear a face mask on Flight 1263 from New York to Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday. When Mr Straka refused, he was asked to

Cruz wears a mask “to help promote safety,” but took it off to drink, his office said in a statement. He put the mask back on afterward, according to the statement.

“To help promote safety, Senator Cruz wears a mask when traveling, and practices social distancing where possible,” Cruz’s office said. “Consistent with airline policy, he temporarily removes the mask while eating or drinking.”

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Hosseh Enad, who posted the photos of the high-profile conservative lawmaker, said he didn’t buy Cruz’s excuse for not covering his face. Enad, who works for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was not on the flight himself but got the photographs from a friend, according to a person familiar with the matter.

“For those trying to argue that he was drinking, it’s not hard to have a mask on and undo one side to take a sip then put it back on,” Enad said in one tweet. “Most people take their time drinking coffee.”

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American Airlines has temporarily banned a passenger after he refused to wear a face mask to After he refused to comply with the instructions provided by the flight crew, our team members asked him So much for 'please respect those who can not wear a mask '. When I pointed out this wasn’t a law I

Overall, American said the incident was resolved and Straka was allowed to board a later flight . It’s unclear whether he wore a mask on the later flight . “Mr. Straka stated to our airport team members Our team is reviewing this incident, and we have reached out to Mr. Straka to get more information

With the various arms of the Trump administration that oversee airlines and national health policy unwilling so far to enact any specific requirements on passengers to prevent the spread of the virus, airlines have had to impose their own rules.

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They have gradually ratcheted up the restrictions. They initially asked passengers to voluntarily cover their faces and told staff not to enforce it. When that met with limited success, most large carriers in recent weeks vowed to take action against customers who balked.

Enad didn’t respond to messages sent to his Twitter page.

Wearing a mask has become embroiled in national politics with President Donald Trump refusing for months to wear one, and some of his supporters have flouted face-covering orders. The president did wear a mask on Saturday during a visit to Walter Reed National Medical Center near Washington.

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