We have not traveled by air since last year and have no idea what to expect. In Denver CO masks are required within the airport. SW now requires masks to be worn on the flight. I am good with that. However, we will be either in airports or on an airplane for a minimum of 7 hours. SW advises us to eat before we fly, well, since I have to leave my home by 4:00am and won’t arrive at my destination until noon MDT, 8 hours later) something to eat or drink in between would be nice. No idea where food will be found but we can carry snacks with us but drinks cannot go through TSA so would need to purchase drinks somewhere within the airport. I can handle all of this but in order to eat or drink, the mask must be removed from at least the mouth, is that permitted. SW says you certainly can bring your own snacks onboard, they do not say you may consume your snacks or drinks on board. I know this sounds trivial but the travel day is going to be long and through multiple states. No idea what is permitted or required. The same question applies to the different airports we will be accessing, can masks be removed to consume food or drinks (water)? I presume water will have to be purchased because drinking fountains will be off limits?
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