RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport.READ MORE: Maryland Residents Starting To Get Booster Shots After CDC Announcement
The airline said the plane returned to the gate. And the passenger ultimately exited the plane. The flight then departed for North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport without further issues.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
American has required passengers to wear face coverings since May 11. Passengers who don’t comply are denied boarding.
Since July 29, the Airline has enacted a policy that requires customers over the age of 2 to wear face coverings in areas of an airport operated by American.MORE NEWS: U.S. Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ Shots
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