It is completely irresponsible to allow people to remove their masks on a flight. The inability to social distance by 6' should be enough to require masks to remain on during the entire duration of the flight. The CDC recommends and most local ordinances mandate 6' social distancing at restaurants. There is a reason for this! Why is it appropriate to disregard this just because we are in the sky and not on the ground? The virus doesn't know the difference. It also doesn't matter that its only when eating and drinking. I've seen people slow sip their beverage for more than an hour to keep the mask off. Can Southwest explain why they are jeopardizing lives to allow someone a "sip and snack"? REALLY? I don't think anyone has died of thirst or hunger on a 3 hour Southwest flight but people do die from COVID. Get real and get responsible Southwest!
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