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US Passenger allegedly hits American Airlines gate agent after boarding denied for not wearing a mask

17:27  13 august  2020
17:27  13 august  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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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. "I was just removed from my flight for not wearing a mask . 1st time this has happened. Not a federal law," Mr Straka tweeted from New York's LaGuardia

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A woman was arrested this week after she allegedly hit an American Airlines employee at an airport in Arizona after she was barred from boarding for refusing to comply with the airline company's mask policy, The Arizona Republic reports.

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: Passenger allegedly hits American Airlines gate agent after boarding denied for not wearing a mask © Greg Nash Passenger allegedly hits American Airlines gate agent after boarding denied for not wearing a mask

According to the newspaper, the incident took place on Wednesday at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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An American Airlines customer attempted to board his plane and learned he was barred from all So here I am at the gate for American Airlines , and the guy behind the counter that you just “Listen to me,” she says as the man stammers about receiving a “medical exemption” to not wear a mask . The agent explains that the security department was in charge of blacklisting the man from all future

Read: American Airlines Employee Suspended After Allegedly Hitting Woman With Stroller. "We don't know all of the facts related to a passenger who became distraught while boarding a The woman, said to be from Argentina, reportedly boarded a plane from San Francisco to Dallas when the

The woman, 47-year-old Yolanda Yarbrough, had reportedly been bound for Las Vegas after flying into the airport from Los Angeles earlier in the day. However, during her earlier flight, airline employees had reportedly marked her ticket because she wouldn't wear a mask.

American Airlines policy not only asks passengers to confirm their COVID-19 status before flying but also requires passengers ages 2 and above to wear face coverings when on board. Those who decline to wear a mask, as the policy states, could be "denied boarding and future travel on American."

The company told the Republic that the woman was informed that she would not be able to board the connecting flight to Las Vegas after arriving in Phoenix following the reported policy violation.

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American Airlines , United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are now threatening to ban any passenger who refuses to wear a mask on board . Termaat said he asked the flight attendant to intervene after he noticed two guys sitting three rows ahead of him, not wearing masks .

Why gate agents will announce that overhead bins are full, and everyone still to board must gate check Direct line of sight Late arriving passengers “in the gate agent ’s direct sight at Dominique on This Passenger Is About To Be Banned By Delta Air Lines For Refusing To Wear A Mask .

A company spokesperson told the newspaper that "the individual became irate and struck an American team member in the terminal."

The Phoenix Police Department told the Republic that officers were dispatched to the airport's Terminal 4, where masks are also reportedly required, and were told by the victim "that the suspect had struck him with her hand on his face."

The woman is now reportedly facing assault charges and has been placed on the company's "refuse list."

Delta Air Lines said one of its flight returned to its gate in Detroit late last month after two passengers similarly refused to comply with company policy requiring customers to wear face coverings.


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