Update: The Washington Post has corrected their article and added the following note, “An earlier version of this post misstated Delta Air Line’s face covering policy for children. This version has been corrected.”
Originally posted on 7/26:
Last week, American, Southwest, and United eliminated medical mask exemptions and added requirements for anyone 2 or older to wear a mask.
I’m all for mask requirements on a plane, but anyone that’s a parent knows that toddlers don’t exactly listen to requirements. Requiring a 2 year old to keep a mask on for the duration of a flight might sound good to a policy maker, but that doesn’t mean it’s practical. One of the many reasons we fly with carseats for our toddlers is so they will be secure in their seats for the entire flight. It’s just too easy for a toddler to take off their airplane seatbelt!
Commenter aaron may have said it best last week, “I have a hard enough time getting my 2 year old to keep his pants on!”