DOT refuses air travel mask mandate as President Trump travels to Walter Reed

Minutes before President Trump departed by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical Center for hospitalization following his COVID diagnosis, on October 2nd, the Department of Transportation (DOT) denied Flyers Rights’ emergency rulemaking petition requesting the DOT mandate a mask rule for all persons on airplanes and at airports, with some health, disability, and operational exceptions.  

The DOT articulated three justifications for denying Flyers Rights’ rulemaking petition: First, DOT claimed that it

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DOT Refuses Air Travel Mask Mandate as President Trump Travels To Walter Reed, Reports FlyersRights.org

DOT Refuses Air Travel Mask Mandate as President Trump Travels To Walter Reed, Reports FlyersRights.org

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

DOT denied the need for Flyers Rights’ rulemaking on the grounds that “most” airlines currently voluntarily adopt various forms of a mask rule and the notion that less regulation is better

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Minutes before President Trump departed by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical

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