Airlines changing policies as traveler numbers rise

Jetblue will require all passengers wear masks on a plane and American said it would block half of all main cabin middle seats.
1:47 | 04/29/20

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Transcript for Airlines changing policies as traveler numbers rise
And that image you saw last night, the packed flight from New York to North Carolina. One major airline tonight now taking action. Here's gio Benitez. Reporter: Tonight, as TSA passenger numbers slowly rise, airlines are changing policies. Jetblue will require all passengers to wear a mask on a plane, the first major U.S. Carrier to do so. Reporters asking president trump today whether he's considering making masks mandatory on all flights. Sounds like a good idea. To me, sounds like a very good idea. Reporter: This, after a video went viral showing a nearly full American airlines flight from JFK to Charlotte, many passengers not wearing masks. Erin strine recorded the video. She was flying home after her grandmother's passing. What was this experience like because you get on this plane and you were surprised to see so many people? It was shocking to say the least. It was the first time that I felt truly unsafe. Reporter: American saying it will block half of all main cabin middle seats and will provide passengers masks, but the passenger decides whether to wear them. United saying it will try to leave one seat empty next to each passenger. Delta blocking middle seats. Airlines hit hard by the pandemic. Air travel in the U.S. Is down by 95% compared to this time last year. But for those who are flying, the head of the largest flight attendants' union wants everyone in the air and on the ground Aring a face covering. From the airport door to the airplane door on the airplane, and then back out through the airport, we want people wearing face coverings in all those areas. Reporter: David, the president says he's looking at possibly testing international travelers for the virus before they fly into the U.S. He says that decision is coming pretty soon. Gio, thank you.

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