I just cancelled my flight because I am hearing from friends who have been on planes recently that wearing a mask is not being enforced. So people board the plane wearing a mask, but flight attendants are not enforcing the rule once the flight takes off. I don't blame the flight attendants for fearing customers who take their masks off, the scenes that erupt when The New American doesn't get his or her way regarding something decent for the good of all is a far cry from the original American spirit. And then it's a viral video and the airline has to take the fall, when the rules and expectations were made clear before boarding. I believe this post from the asthmatic is true, but anyone might claim to have breathing issues to not wear a mask. If a person cannot wear a mask for any reason they simply should not be allowed to board a plane. I was willing to get on a plane wearing a mask and even bought some goggles to cover my eyes, but if even one person is carrying the virus and is not wearing a mask, no amount of social distancing on an airplane is going to be sufficient for the risk involved. I would fear having a panic attack to be all masked up myself and then see others taking off their masks and no enforcement. The virus is horrid even if it doesn't kill you or a loved one or your neighbor. If I were guaranteed the mask-wearing was being ENFORCED, I would repack my suitcase. They don't call it a pandemic as if getting sick or dying is not a potential crap shoot breathing anyone else's air. Stay safe. Thank you, Southwest Airlines for trying to make flying possible, but it's still too dangerous for me.
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