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Passengers booted from flight leaving SLC over mask issues

Coronavirus-American Airlines
Posted at 5:27 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 19:27:34-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A group of passengers leaving Salt Lake City were escorted off an American Airlines flight recently because they did not wear their face masks properly.

The passengers on Flight 1214 were scheduled to fly from Salt Lake City International Airport to Dallas on Sunday, but were asked to exit the aircraft before departure.

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An American Airlines spokesperson says the passengers were non-compliant with the company's mandatory face covering policy, "which requires face coverings be worn properly over the nose and mouth."

"American, like other U.S. airlines, began requiring customers to wear a face covering while on board aircraft beginning May 11. We have since strengthened our policy to require face coverings be worn at airports and on board, and announced in June that we may deny future travel for customers who refuse to wear a face covering for the duration of this requirement." the spokesperson told FOX 13.

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After speaking with the group in Salt Lake City, the passengers agreed to comply with the face mask policy and were rebooked on another flight to Dallas.