John Kerry caught without a mask
American Airlines is probing whether US climate envoy John Kerry violated the rules and took off his mask on a recent flight.
“Our team works diligently to make sure customers are wearing masks properly as they travel with us, and flight attendants pass through the cabin several times during flight to ensure compliance. The crew did not observe Secretary Kerry without a mask, and they were not alerted by other customers to a non-compliance issue. We continue to review the matter and we are reaching out to Secretary Kerry to underscore that all customers are expected to wear masks for the duration of their trip,” said an American Airlines spokeswoman.
According to the Tennessee Star, Mr. Kerry was spotted without a mask in a first-class flight between Boston and Washington.
The passenger who photographed Kerry wished to stay anonymous. But he confirmed his presence on the flight by sharing a picture of his boarding pass with Fox News. According to the passenger, John Kerry was wearing his mark at the boarding gate but soon after boarding he was seen without his mask.
The anonymous passenger appreciated the US climate envoy for flying the first-class commercial with other people. However, he said that they should cut him some slack for not following his own party’s mask mandate. He also told that the plane was almost crowded.
Being an elite hypocrite is hard work!
“Being an elite hypocrite is hard work!” the passenger said. He told Fox News that none of the flight attendants onboard asked Kerry to wear his mask back again. Although Kerry later took it on for most of the flight.
Kerry posted his reply on Twitter saying that the mask slipped only for a short time.
“Feels like there’s some St. Patrick’s day ‘malarkey’ afoot on Twitter. Let’s be clear: If I dropped my mask to one ear on a flight, it was momentary. I wear my mask because it saves lives and stops the spread. It’s what the science tells us to do.”
According to the CDC mandate in January, people are required to wear masks covering both the mouth and nose while traveling on public transport and at a transportation hub.