Jail At 30,000 Feet

It wasn’t enough that the TSA ruined commercial flying; now the COVIDiots have piled on. Not only are airlines forcing “customers” (who are increasingly indistinguishable from prisoners) to muzzle themselves, they’re also dictating which masks are acceptable:

American Airlines is the latest major carrier to ban face masks with one-way valves or vents, following similar mandates from airlines including United, Delta and JetBlue.

The announcement comes shortly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance on the issue, advising against any masks that feature valves or vents.

It’s tragic that passengers continue patronizing a company scornful of autonomy and comfort. But they have no right to complain as the shackles tighten: once they concede that an entrepreneur (I use the term loosely: the Feds own and run airlines in everything but name) may tell them what to wear, how can they logically protest his choice of habiliment? 

Thanks to David Mueller for sending me this story.


10:43 am on August 13, 2020