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Re: wearing mask at the airport

Explorer B

New policy today...can't board plane wearing a  N95 mask...make you replace it with a far inferior mask....explain that???

Re: wearing mask at the airport

Frequent Flyer B

As posted on another thread:


Wearing an N95 mask with a valve doesn't do much to protect those around you, as it permits droplet release, negating the whole point of wearing a mask. I was wondering why it took so long to ban them...


I have to wear N95 masks (I'm immunocompromised).  I simply wear a disposable surgical or cloth mask over it.  Double-masked!  I'm protected and I'm protecting those around me.


No one knows I have the N95 on...they just think I'm overly concerned about contracting COVID.