Shortly after a judge struck down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for air travel, airlines across the country one-by-one began announcing – some mid-flight – that facemasks on planes were now “optional,” ending more than two years of compulsory face diapering in the skies.
Social media immediately lit up with video of pilots announcing to their applauding passengers that they were free to remove their masks and breathe the clear air.
One stewardess broke down in tears while giving the news over her cabin's loudspeaker.
Plane applauded as the stewardess announced the end of the mandate. She broke into tears as she got to take off her mask for the first time in 2 years 😭 pic.twitter.com/WlCpZk30QM— Kyle Mann (@The_Kyle_Mann) April 19, 2022
Pilot announces an end to Biden’s Mask Mandate, the reaction from everyone on the plane says it all.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 19, 2022
This is awesome 🇺🇸
These two Southwest Airlines employees hugged while rejoicing that “we’ll finally get to see what people look like!”
Here’s the reaction today from two Southwest employees who have been forced to participate in theater in their workplace long after most Americans. The travel mask mandate has been halted, 3 months after the CDC admitted that cloth masks are ineffective. #covid #maskmandate pic.twitter.com/dXBCc94dLY— THE FOLKDANCER (@JustinFolk) April 19, 2022
It looks like the people have spoken.