United Airlines is getting serious on its mandatory mask policy.
United Airlines has announced that any passenger who refuses to comply with its face mask requirement will be placed on an “internal travel restriction list,” starting Thursday.
According to the new policy, flight attendants will ask passengers without a face covering to use a mask and will also offer one, if needed.
However, if the passenger continues to refuse, cabin crew will file a report of the incident, initiating a formal review process.
“Customers on this list will lose their travel privileges on United for a duration of time to be determined pending a comprehensive incident review,” the airline said in a statement.
“Any final decision or actions regarding a customer’s future flight benefits will not occur onboard but instead take place after the flight has reached its destination and the security team has investigated the incident,” United added.
Other US-based carriers have been accused of being too relaxed regarding face coverings.
On Friday, a woman tweeted photos that she says shows two American Airlines flight attendants not wearing masks on a flight her husband took from Dallas to Phoenix.