Airlines welcomed the move on Monday by saying they would no longer require masks:
ALASKA AIRLINES (ALK.N)
“Face masks have been like boarding passes for nearly two years — you couldn’t fly without one. But, as of today, masks are optional in airports and onboard aircraft, effective immediately.”
“While we are glad this means many of us get to see your smiling faces, we understand some might have mixed feelings. Please remember to be kind to one another and that wearing a mask while traveling is still an option.”
AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL.O)
“Face masks will no longer be required for our customers and team members at U.S. airports and on domestic flights.
“Please note face masks may still be required based on local ordinances, or when traveling to/from certain international locations based on country requirements.”