Lufthansa has seen no resistance to its policy of mandatory mask-wearing, the airline told Simple Flying yesterday. The German flag carrier was one of the first airlines in the world to mandate mask-wearing onboard flights in response to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.
Wearing masks has become a hot topic in the United States, from passengers who refuse the wear them to airlines that refuse to fly passengers without them. In some more extreme cases, we’ve even seen aircraft turn around mid-flight when passengers have removed and refused to replace their masks. However, it seems that things couldn’t be more different on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
No resistance to masks
Yesterday, July 30th, Simple Flying got the chance to meet with Lufthansa to discover how the airline is dealing with the challenges arising out od the current pandemic. We already touched on our visit to the airline’s COVID-19 testing center.
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However, when given the opportunity, we were keen to find out how Lufthansa’s mandatory mask policy is going. Lufthansa said that they are yet to see any opposition to compulsory mask-wearing during flights.
One member of the airline’s cabin crew, who was present, pointed out that if anything, passengers are experiencing the opposite of resistance. They remarked that on a recent flight to India, many passengers chose to supplement their face mask with