American Airlines Just Diverted a Flight Over a Mask Dispute — Best Life

Find out what went wrong on this flight that turned around after an hour.

1/22/2022 1:01:00 AM

Find out what went wrong on this flight that turned around after an hour.

Passengers headed to London were forced to return to Miami when American Airlines diverted a flight because of an unruly passenger.

iStockAccording to American Airlines, a COVID mask dispute is what caused the flight's abrupt cancellation. Under a mandate from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), all passengers traveling with U.S. airlines are still required towear a face covering

aboard flights, through at least March 18 of this year."American Airlines flight 38 with service from Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) returned to MIA due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with thefederal mask requirement," the airline said in a statement, per CNN."The flight landed safely at MIA where local law enforcement met the aircraft. We thank our crew for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience."

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Trans-Atlantic flight turns around due to passenger's mask dispute, American Airlines saysAccording to a statement from the airline, a mask dispute caused a flight to London to turn around and return to the Miami International Airport.

Maskless passenger prompts American Airlines flight diversionAn American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. This “no fly list” should be an industry list, not just a single airline list. These idiots waste a lot of other peoples time and $. Not wearing a mask is basically equivalent to having a bomb🤣 you people need help, get over your hysteria

Maskless passenger prompts American Airlines flight diversionAn American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. Send him the bill for the fuel.

American Airlines flight headed to London turns around when passenger refuses to wear maskThe flight from Miami was about an hour into its trip when it headed back to Miami, reports say.

American Airlines flight to London returns to Miami after passenger refuses to wear maskAmerican Airlines Flight 38 was heading to London with 129 passengers on board when it had to turn back.

American Airlines London-Bound Flight Turns Back to Miami After Passenger Refuses to Wear MaskAmerican Airlines Flight 38, with 129 passengers and 14 crew members, turned back to Miami about an hour into the trip. Hope he/she is banned from flying from all airlines. If you can't behave, you can't fly. End of. International no fly list for life Everyone else pays the price for one idiot.

The airline said the flight was turned around over a mask dispute. iStock According to American Airlines, a COVID mask dispute is what caused the flight's abrupt cancellation. Under a mandate from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), all passengers traveling with U.S. airlines are still required to wear a face covering aboard flights, through at least March 18 of this year. "American Airlines flight 38 with service from Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) returned to MIA due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement ," the airline said in a statement, per CNN."The flight landed safely at MIA where local law enforcement met the aircraft. We thank our crew for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience." The Miami-Dade Police Department escorted the non-compliant passenger, who officers described as a woman in her 40s, off the aircraft upon arrival back to the airport, as reported by Insider. Miami-Dade Detective Argemis Colome was not detained or charged as a result of the incident. "She was escorted off the plane, but there was no further incident after that," Colome said."Her outcome was pretty much dealt with by the American Airlines staff. They dealt with that administratively and that was it." The passenger has been banned from flying with the airline. Shutterstock American Airlines said the traveler has been banned from flying with the airline, pending investigation. The woman was placed on the airline's"internal refuse list," which operates as a no-fly list for unruly passengers, particularly those who refuse to follow the mandatory mask policy. This is not the first time American Airlines has banned travelers for not wearing coverings aboard their planes, but the carrier has refused to reveal just how many people are on its list. Other U.S. airlines have their own records as well, with Delta Air Lines having about 1,200 passengers on as of May 2021, Frontier having more than 830, United having 750, and Alaska Airlines having 542, according to the Los Angeles Times