Woman kicked off American Airlines flight over see-through mask
See-through mask gets passenger thrown off flight.
Tarus Woelk was planning to fly to Richmond, Virginia, however those plans were scuppered after an American Airlines gate agent noticed she was wearing a see-through face mask.
“‘You can’t wear that, you have to wear a different mask.’ I said, ‘Well why?'” Woelk told FOX46 in recalling the exchange.
“Well, I can see your mouth,” the agent replied.
“I was like, ‘can you just take a minute and look at this? It’s a Shema mask, it’s used by professional athletes. It has a factor of 97 instead of 95. It’s more effective than what you want me to wear.'”
Major carriers in the United States share the same basic standards, requiring face coverings: cover your nose and mouth; secure under the chin; and not to not contain exhaust valves.
American Airlines’ policy prevents passengers from wearing a mask made of mesh or lace.
Woelk claims she followed all requirements.
“It just caused a huge mess,” she said. “I’m wearing a mask. I’m being compliant.”