If you're one of those people that refuses to wear a mask or throws a temper tantrum when it's required, you may want to rethink your thought process.

If you violate the new federal transportation face mask requirement, the Transportation Security Administration says you could end up paying $250 in fines for the first offense and up to $1,500 for repeat offenders. That's a lot of money to drop for simply not wearing something that goes over your face and protects you from a deadly virus.

If you act like an idiot when it comes to the airlines, you could end up getting more than a fine, there's a good chance you could get banned from future flights. The best thing you can do is simply what is required.

Darby LaJoye, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the TSA Administrator:

TSA will fully comply with the President’s Executive Orders, CDC guidance and the DHS National Emergency determination to ensure healthy and secure travel across all transportation sectors. This will help prevent further spread of COVID-19 and encourage a unified government response. As we continue to experience impacts from this pandemic, we are committed to this measure as the right thing to do for the TSA workforce, for our industry stakeholders and for passengers.

Travelers are required to wear face masks when they are in airports, bus and rail stations, as well as while on passenger aircraft, public transportation, passenger railroads, and over-the-road buses operating on scheduled fixed-routes.


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