Travelers Speak Out On Mask Mandates

( – According to a report on Fox News, many travelers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport spoke favorably of the federal judge’s recent decision to void the Biden administration’s mask mandate on airplanes.

According to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mandate required all those above the age of two to wear a mask when using public transportation. Mizelle called this mandate and rule “arbitrary” and “capricious.”

The reactions from most Americans were positive.

A woman named Paula told Fox News, “I’m thrilled. It’s about time.” She added, “It should have been over a long time ago.”

Last week, the Biden administration decided to extend the rule until May 3. A decision that Paula disagreed with.

“I was always a big proponent of vaccines and having my mask on, but I think it’s time that we just move on,” said Chris, who landed after the ruling.

John, another traveler, noted, “I don’t believe or feel that wearing the mask in the airport or airplane for a short or long period of time is going to affect anything one way or another.”

However, some disagreed with the decision.

Ana said, “Planes are kind of space where we all shared germs, and I think the mask mandate was something that people just felt safe about. If I was flying right now, I would still wear the mask even though I’m triple vaccinated. I feel like it’s just a courtesy to others.”

Many major airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, have announced that masks would be optional for passengers and employees.

The ruling also extends to public transport, including trains and buses.