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New Arrival

Can I wear a face shield in place of a mask on a Southwest flight? 

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Re: Face Shield

Top Contributor
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No.

"Face shields may be worn in addition to face coverings, but not in place of face coverings."

 

https://www.southwest.com/airline-cleanliness-social-distance/#heres-where-you

 

--TheMiddleSeat

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Re: Face Shield

New Arrival

On our flight 9-23-20, face shield alone was not allowed.  It had to be a mask that secures under the chin, with no vent.  This was very frustrating because another post on this board had said the shield would be okay, and my husband's oxygen saturation rate went below satisfactory levels because he had to wear the mask.

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Re: Face Shield

Active Member

I borrowed this from another similar post.  

 

Your best bet is to go to the source which is updated on an ongoing basis: Southwest Promise.

 

This way you will always have the latest requirements. 

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Re: Face Shield

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If a paper mask is going to crash your husbands oxygen levels to an unacceptable manner, then perhaps he is too vulnerable to be flying right now. In any event, if you can't wear a mask, Southwest (and most other airlines) do not feel that they can safely accommodate you right now.

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Re: Face Shield

New Arrival

Perhaps he needs a portable oxygen concentrator?  You can travel with one, and use it under your mask.