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The Cranky Flier: Ditching mask mandates won't affect air travel's COVID recovery

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 12:59pm

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Brett Snyder
Brett Snyder
Brett Snyder

A federal judge effectively ended the Biden administration’s mask mandate on public transport, including airplanes, this week. And almost immediately, major airlines and airports around the country told travelers they can shed their masks.

On the April 20 episode of The Show, a public health expert shared her concerns that this move will contribute to the spread of COVID-19, especially for vulnerable populations.

Now, let's take a look at how this major shift in pandemic travel guidelines might affect the airline industry.

For that, The Show spoke with Brett Snyder, also known as the Cranky Flier, a blog where he tracks the latest news in the airline industry.

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