American Airlines Pilots Want Law Forcing Passengers To Wear Masks

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - American Airlines pilots want passengers to wear masks. In fact, they want to make it mandatory.

The Allied Pilots Association represents American's pilots and says its working with other unions such as the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, to lobby Congress into making it a law that airline passengers wear masks.

And, the APA also wants mandatory deep cleaning of the planes and the airports, for that matter.

An American spokesman says the carrier is following all CDC guidance and buying masks for any front-line employees who want one. 

Meanwhile, Jet Blue has already made the masks required wear for all passengers beginning next week. Jet Blue crew members, too.