"We will welcome them back when this is all over and masks aren't required". This will be effective for all customers traveling on and after July 24 regardless of when their ticket was purchased. The policy will also apply to children two years and older.
"If a passenger believes that there are extraordinary circumstances that warrant an exception, they should contact United or speak to a representative at the airport", officials noted.
In early May, United was the first major USA airline to require flight attendants to wear a face covering and later extended that policy to all customers.
United switched to a larger plane 66 times a day between May and June, creating more space.
United Chief Executive Scott Kirby has been among the most cautious about an industry recovery, and the airline recently warned it may have to shed nearly half its domestic workforce - some 36,000 staff - unless demand recovers and it can persuade enough employees to take voluntary packages.
But the masks are merely a piece of the COVID preventative measures puzzle as a German study found that passengers are most at risk of infection when boarding and disembarking.
More than 6,000 employees have accepted an offer to leave as part of an effort to cut costs, United said in an earnings statement on Tuesday. They said steps taken by airlines and governments together with a co-operative health-screening program will prevent COVID-19 from spreading among passengers.
New airport signage in terminal and gate areas. The carrier was the first major United States airline to require flight attendants to wear a face-covering back in May. United says passengers who do not comply with updated rules could be kept from boarding a flight or banned from flying again. Later on, it extended the policy to all customers while onboard. Much like its competitors, United is also urging employees to opt for buyout packages. According to the airline, less than 15% of flights were operated with more than 70% of seats filled.
Before the actual banning, United Airlines will give three opportunities for the traveler to comply.
United's loss translates to £7.36 per share (adjusted) versus £7.13 per share expected. Customers also have the option to cancel their flight and receive a credit for future travel.
United, which is not obstructing middle seats, prepares to fly about 35% of its 2019 summertime schedule in the 3rd quarter and is anticipating a load aspect of about 45% inJuly Its airplanes flew about one-third complete in the 2nd quarter.