Masks will remain compulsory on US flights until mid-January as cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant continue to surge in America.
The mask mandate, which also covers trains and buses, was due to expire on September 13 but a Transportation Security Administration official confirmed the plans to extend it.
The official said the extension was intended to minimize the risk of COVID transmission on public transport.
Airlines were briefed about the plan on Tuesday, according to US media.
Association of Flight Attendants-CWA president Sara Nelson, whose union represents about 50,000 flight attendants at 17 airlines, welcomed read more ⇒