So update to this process. Spoke with my specialist doctor who knows about my medical conditions, and knows how masking can affect me, but basically said airports will not allow anyone with even a legit medical reason to not fly without a mask. This was during my process of trying to go through Southwest's process for being exempt and being denied to fly without a mask. I had tried wearing a mask in an airport previously with nearly having a asthmatic attack and other concerning symptoms, which was why I wanted to try and fly without to eliminate the possibility of having this happen again. So if you have a medical reason for you not being able wear a mask or have trouble doing so, for reasons the CDC said you shouldn't, you are screwed by this process. Not very happy with this system that is making those who cannot wear a mask or has difficulty become second class in the flight transport industry. Not to mention those I know who have been victims of sexual assault and can't have anything cover their face. So if you are planning to fly and can't do a mask, don't support the airports by flying right now, unless you can afford to fly private without masking (or an airplane company decides not to). Had I known it was going to be so freaking difficult, I would not have paid for a flight.
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