Transatlantic Flight Rerouted Over Mask Dispute

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The Facts

  • An American Airlines flight to London was diverted back to Miami after a passenger refused to comply with federal mask requirements.

  • The passenger, a woman in her 40s, was escorted off the plane by police but was not charged or detained.

The Spin

Right narrative

Hundreds of passengers were inconvenienced simply because one person wouldn't comply with a rule that not even the CEO of the airline agrees with.

Left narrative

This is just the latest example of a disruptive passenger thinking they're above the rules. AA dealt with the incident professionally and appropriately.

Political split



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