People aboard airliners celebrated Monday after the TSA said it would no longer enforce federal face mask mandates aboard flights and at airports following a Florida district court judge’s ruling .
Footage going viral on social media shows travellers aboard a Delta Air travel celebrating after the pilot stepped into the cabin to personally make the announcement.
Mid flight the pilot announces the removal of the mask mandate.
Travellers respond by removing their masks and clapping.
pic. twitter. com/MJ0o4l9zGZ
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) April 19, 2022
William LeGate, who else filmed and posted the video to Twitter, said air travel attendants gave free drinks to customers in celebration of the masks coming away from.
Flight attendants on my @Delta flight are giving everybody free alcohol, “ in celebration of the masks arriving off”
— LeGate (founder @ GoodPillow™ ) (@williamlegate) April 19, 2022
A person on another Delta flight filmed their air travel attendant giving passengers the particular happy news, with clients giving a similar reaction.
On Delta, announcing the end of their face mask mandate.
Are you able to hear the people sing? pic. twitter. com/alIO79BvXE
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) April 18, 2022
Alaska Air passengers also cheered after their pilot announced face masks were now optional.
“ Women and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking. This is the most important statement I’ve ever made. The government mask mandate is over. Pull off your mask if you select! ”
— Ben Dietderich (@ben_dietd) April 18, 2022
An Allegiant Airline flight attendant was also shot telling customers masks were no longer mandated.
Flights tonight have to make the mask announcement! Woo hoo! picture. twitter. com/OovmsrhXoF
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 19, 2022
By Monday evening United, Alaska, American, Delta plus Southwest Airlines had all of the made masks optional; CEOs for all five airlines had penned a joint letter last month requesting an end to the mandates based on higher vaccinations rates and reduced infection, death and hospitalization rates.
They just announced upon my flight the mask mandate for flights is over! pic. twitter. com/iRnkFly2w9
— Rennie Cook (@renniecook) April 18, 2022
More on this as it develops…