There are certainly less people flying now than a few months ago, but if you're headed to the airport -- don't forget your face mask.

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Jet Blue put out a statement that fliers will be required to wear masks onboard an airplane beginning Monday. Other major airlines such as Delta, United, Frontier and American Airlines are requiring employees to wear masks, and making masks available for customers.

NBC News reports, "American said it will start handing out face masks and sanitizing wipes for passengers next month and require that its roughly 30,000 mainline and regional flight attendants wear masks while on duty.


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Fort Worth, Texas-based American is also going to step up cleaning procedures to disinfect areas including tray tables, seat belt buckles, window shares and seat-back screens, galleys, jump seats and surfaces in the cockpit."

Southwest is expected to follow suit.

The Dallas Morning News reports Southwest's safety effort "doesn’t envision the airline removing seats, but instead will likely limit ticket sales on flights to about two-thirds of capacity. Since Southwest doesn’t have assigned seating, that will give enough space so that customers won’t be forced into a middle seat next to someone they don’t know."


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